2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GL 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
Why does Edmunds suck? Because they
relentlessly bash American cars on
such petty issues as interior
materials and fail to take into
account the what you save
when you buy an American car (due to
I love my Jetta, but Edmunds has gone
overboard with their review of
it. "Each Jetta is assembled with
care!" "Build quality is superb!" Give
me a break. They fail to take into
account this car's past reliability
issues, when they rehash those issues
time and time again for every American
car they review. Let me just say that
my Jetta is a joy to drive with the
powerful and fun 1.8T, but is
sometimes sluggish off the bat and
has a rattly dashboard.
1) INTERIOR. Base cloth seats are
superb in quality, and materials
throughout the car are first-rate.
Good ergonomics throughout; 2) ENGINE.
1.8T is worth the few extra $.
Just push the throttle, and you'll be
amazed by the power; 3) HANDLING.
Nice compromise btw. Euro and American.
1) AIR. Air shouldn't come out of the
vents when the air or air conditioning
isn't turned on; 2) TRUNK PASS-
THROUGH. Not something I necessarily
need but would be a good addition; 3)
EDMUNDS. Edmunds needs improving.
They're by far the most biased, nit-
picky car reviewers I've read.
2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
I love my Jetta. I only wish i could
drive it in an area which would allow
me to "open it up" more. I long for
The 1.8T exhibits very little lag,
compared to my Saab 91 900T.
I like the new silver accents around
the grill and along the side. It looks
a bit more refined and distinct than
other Jetta IVs.
If you live in a snowy area, get the
15" wheels on the GLS.
The sport package (17" wheels, stiffer
suspension) is nice in the summer, but
useless in the winter.
Lots of upgrades available for tuners.
Changing your oil yourself voids
warranty, and is very difficult, due
to a plastic protector plate.
Interior controls. Placement and
appearance are Audi-esque. I love that
EVERY switch lights up.
Stock Monsoon Stereo is GREAT for the
average listener. (I'm sure a true
audiophile could find some weak points)
Rear Seating Room. Friends are
Bottom-portion of folding rear seat
feels like it is made of foam. Cheap
Make the auto door lock able to be
disarmed! I hate having to keep
pressing the unlock to get stuff out
of my back seat.
2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLI 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
The 1.8T Turbo is awesome! This is my
first new car (previous two were used),
so I spent months pondering between the
Jetta, a Mazda 3, or a Honda Accord. I
feel confident in my decision. No
STANDARD SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAGS FOR UNDER
$22K! Other automakers need to play
catch up with the guys over at
Volkswagen. I love the exterior and
interior design and features as well.
Okay, this is merely a suggestion...not
a gripe. I would suggest offering
tinted windows as part of the Special
Edition GLI. I had tinted windows
2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I got off to a rough start with this
car...I hit a deer the day after I
bought it and had it in the shop for a
week. Basically, I love my car. This
is my 3rd Jetta. My first was a 1996
and basically a lemon...my 97 was
reliable and my 04 is by far my
favorite. I would recommend this car
to anyone who wants to have fun while
they drive, and feel safe and secure.
Monsoon Sound System, Seats, Auto up
and down windows, Folding key with
remote entry, Color (platinum gray)
MPG could be higher...more like the
civic. Cup holders are
terrible...block access to stereo and
block air vents, also can't fit poland
spring sport bottles (what's that all