Total repairs include one throttle body (under warranty), broken clips on power window during a winter freeze (fixed for free by a dealer), and brake pads/rotors. Rear brakes were at 92K miles, fronts at 80k. That's it. Another example of buying at the end of a model run for best reliability? This has been a perfect 'extra' family car in terms of reliability, economy (27-30 mpg) and practicality. With good snows and stability control, it handles New England snow very well. Performance is modest with the 2.0 liter and automatic, but fine on the hiwy. Handling is serious understeer, but it is a predictable car to drive and I don't dread switching from my A4 quattro when the occasion arises.
Interior, mpg (27-30) with an automatic, pleasant driver, styling holds up, durable paint.
Black cloth interior stains easily. Rear turning signals should be orange not red for safety. Headlights cast the shortest pattern the on any car I have ever driven.
This is my 3rd Jetta and I am an avid
fan. It comfortably fits my family of
3 and this car is mainly used for
commuting. Great fuel economy. I would
purchase another again. Outstanding
that most upgraded features in other
cars comes standard with this VW such
as air, upgraded stereo, power
windows/locks, and alarm. Handles very
well and pick up is great on the manual.
Airbags and safety is the overall
feature that sold me.. however, many
others to mention.
It has a different bolt pattern than
other cars.. have to becareful when
purchasing after market rims.
do not like the lack of power to
accelerate,honda civics,dodge neons and
other cars constantly out accerate me
and are always on my rear.1st gear is
too low. center console rubs my right
leg. had many problems with a/c making
noise, after three times in the dealer
still not fixed. bought used with only
8,000 miles on it. uses oil, must add
1qt per month, plus if battery dies,
you must tow it to vw to fix. you
cannot change it yourself. computer
will lose memory, and must be
reprogrammed by dearler. a $40 charge.
not to mention the tow, and battery, oh
yeah, and the labor.
gas mileage 32mpg even running the a/c.
seats are comfortable on your back.
smooth driving for a small car.
cool looking blue dash lightiing.
move the damn cup holder so it doesnt
block the radio.
give the transmission and engine a re-
design, so other cars with smaller
engines do not out accelerate or run
this thing. make the center console
does the computer lose its memeory if
the battery dies?
It is my 3-d VW. It means I like VW
style and I loved their quality.
Not any more.
The quality became worst and service is
a nightmare. I had an experience with 4
dealerships in CT. The same problem with
service and the worst part is when I
call VW of Noth America for help - they
told me that they cannot help me and
they have NO CONTROL of their dealers
Result of tryin to have a service at
Valenti Motors, CT : in a two weeks
small problem with my radio was not
fixed plus complete disrespect of my
personal time and VW image.
It sill the VW.
Do something with service and quality.
Otherwise you will loose even such
customers like me , who own VW for 15