My wife and I currently average 50+
mpg. Need I say more. But I will.
The build is incredible. Being a
former mechanic, I have never seen so
much detail in a sedan of its class.
German engineering at its best. I
expect, with at least 500000 miles
left in the engine, it might, however
unlikely, outlast the rest of the car.
The cupholders are the only misplaced
piece of accessory, as it blocks the
radio controls when out, and you have
to push it back in to remove a cd.
I love everything about this vehicle.
Its ergonomics are incredible, save
for the cupholder. That is how
wonderful this car is. The only
complaint is that small. Gas mileage
is great, and the engine pulls strong
and never feels weak.
We get 47 avg. MPG in combined
city/highway driving and 52-53MPG at
steady freeway driving speeds. The
engine is the best part of the car! Not
a slow car by far and comfortable ride
for a small car. Only knock is the fit
and finish quality of some of the
parts. The paint on the interior door
handles flaked off for instance and VW
does not stand behind this kind of
problem, rear seat split on seam and VW
also almost balked on this! Outside
paint clear coat is peeling in a couple
spots. Car itself is solid however so I
feel these issues are comparitively
Heated seats are great! Fuel economy in
real world driving is 47MPG, Peppy if
not fast pick up. Effortlessly cruises
at 75-80 MPH
6th speed manual would be nice as would
a little more rear legroom would be
nice also. This is a great economy car!
I was an SUV, Truck person for a long
time, but I purchased my Diesel Jetta
last November used and I love it. I am
in sales, and it gets great mileage. I
would definetly suggest anyone looking
for a sleek, fun, and sporty car, look
into this one.
I love the interior. It looks
expensive, yet I didn't pay an "arm
and a leg" for it.
Move the cup holders! I can't access
my cd player! Also, my window fell
down out of now where the other day.
Glad it wasn't raining. But other than
that, I love my Diesel Jetta!!
I have owned 2 jetta tdis, a 98 and
02. this review is for 02, beautiful
car, cool look, exc gas mileage at
53mpg at best, tank range i maxed at
765 then i got nervous and filled up.
Loved both cars, but dumped the 02 due
to some aesthetic quality issues. I
had a door/window rattle that had me
take it back to dealer 6 times in a
year. Despite ripping car apart,
removing seats, etc, damaging the
vehicle during repair etc, it was
never fixed to satisfaction. I
pursued lemon law, but found a buyer
in the meantime and sold the car. I
miss it though and will likely buy a
new jetta 04 or passat 04 turbodiesel
looks great, sharp design, purple dash
lights, switchblade key, fast windows,
sunroof, huge trunk, monsoon sound,
styling, handling, great pickup for
diesel, wheels,antenna, heated seats,
seat design and comfort, height
cupholders suck, more legroom in back
seat is a must, cloth interior is like
a lint roller and attracts everything
Incredible Car!! I am getting 50 mpg
average and I think sometimes better
on the highway! I have had it almost
two full years with 40k + and have not
had even a blip...with the exception
of a replaced radio (no big deal)
under warranty. Anyone looking for a
reliable, fuel efficient, and
reasonably priced car should get one.