The Jetta is no longer priced like an economy car; yet its powerful engine lineup, near ideal balance between ride and handling and premium cabin materials make it one of our top recommendations to small car buyers.
by Colorado Driver on Jul 23, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
The look and handle of this car (when it's actually working properly) is great! I loved driving it and thought that it got very good gas mileage. Bought the car used with 26k on it and at 55k the water pump broke under warranty, replaced the driver side window (fell thru the door) the driver side rear view mirror (started falling off). All this was under warranty. Afterward the timing belt, alternator, battery, and fuel pump went out all before 84k! Also lost the CD player and AC converter has been problematic as well.
by Matt on Dec 12, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
I just got my car, it was a lease
return that was turned in early. I
got a great deal and the car has
everything I wanted. I had a 99 Jetta
and decided I wanted something newer.
This car is awesome and i would
recommend. I've been reading that
people are having problems. And I'm
sorry you are, because I had my 99
forever and had nothing wrong except
For 2004, all Jetta models get an updated look, optional telematics and a new and more powerful 1.9-liter TDI engine (GL and GLS models only). The 2.0-liter engine is now PZEV-rated, and the GLX trim is no longer available. Also note that you can no longer get the 1.8T engine in GL trim. Besides that, the GLI sedan sports new 17-inch alloy wheels and the Cold Weather Package items (heated seats and washer nozzles) as standard, while the GLS features a standard Monsoon stereo. The wagons get a revised instrument cluster late in the model year, and the sedans get new metallic trim rings around the gauges.