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2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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2004 VW Jetta 2.0 - 5 Speed Manual
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By roman_empire
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bout my Jetta in 2007 as a project with front end damage. When I was considering this car I was told that they have many problems and I should not bother. I went and bought it any ways. It had 59,xxx miles on it when it came to me. Today, April 20, 2013, it has 130,xxx miles. In general it is a very reliable car. Through out the history I have had to replace the water pump 2 time and a third time when the timing belt was changed. I have been changing the oil about every 3,000 miles. I traveled to Eastern WA about 4 times from Seattle. One trip I took to California a little over 1,500 miles round trip. I usually get about 28 miles/per gallon with about even mix of city+freeway commuting.


Favorite Features

I like the blue cluster lights instead of the regular green.


Suggested Improvements

There is only one cup holder. The arm rest cover needs a better attachment system. The plastic one broke.


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Should have completed more research!
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By Sneel
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Very disappointed in this purchase. Thought that it would be more reliable. Someone warned us that a Jetta was like a Christmas tree--- always a light on and we should have listened! From Day 1, we had problems. The brakes and roters never were quite right, the armrest broke, center piece of wheel came off never to be found again, transmission problems, trunk problems, remote on the keychain only worked when it wanted to, .....you name it! Definitely went with American made for our next purchase!


Favorite Features

Definitely the gas mileage. Also, liked the sportiness of the car.


Suggested Improvements

Main suggestion: Steer clear of a Jetta!!!!!!!!!


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Don't get a VW
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By kdl
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This was my graduation gift. They replaced the whole brake system, the front end, and the door jam. I hate this car. The seats are stiff. Now the dash cluster is going. What is up? Thought VW was a good car. WRONG. Next one will be a Honda


Favorite Features

None


Suggested Improvements

Blow it up


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HATE IT
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By Mercedes Fan
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I hate this car it's one of the worst investments I have ever made. I would recommend any one to spend the money and do as I did after problem after problem and buy a Mercedes or BMW


Favorite Features

none


Suggested Improvements

A better fit and finish through out the car and all of the exterior trim needs to be re worked after three months the trim fell off of the car. so I would not recommend this car to any one


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GARBAGE!
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By xtr3medriver
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my July of 2006. It ran wonderful in the summer but as soon as winter came around it started dying on me. I started to notice every time the temp outside went under 30 degrees, my car wouldn't run. We took it to the mechanics and had the alternator, battery, plugs & wires all replaced. It still would die. Then we took it in and had the whole wire harness replaced, it seemed to work for a few days then started dying again. We've taken it to the dealership and they cant even figure out what the problem is.


Favorite Features

the style is wonderful


Suggested Improvements

don't compact everything so much.


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