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Very please so far
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By KNSCAR
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLI 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

After a lot of research and test
driving I decided on a 2004 GLI 1.8T.
Very pleased I am. This car is a blast
to drive, I will admit that the fuel
consumption could be better but I can't
help but step on it when I get the
chance. I would not change much but an
armrest would be a nice touch and a
little more room in the back. Overall
for the money this car is great.


Best Features

The wheels, seats and the stereo.


Worst Features

More room in the back, less brake dust an armrest. Minor issues but what car doesn't have a few. Still recommended


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What a great Auto!!!
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By Snubby
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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What a great car...For the last twenty
years I have owned nothing but
Mercedes, and one Subaru Outback bought
this year that I quickly got rid of
(what a piece of junk)and replaced it
with this Jetta. Only 1,000 miles on it
and all is functioning well. It is so
fun to drive and I think they are made
better than the MEBE I was thinking of
buying.


Best Features

I love the Color (spice red), the look of the dash(very soothing red and blue lights at night) I like the saftey features and it's so fun to drive. Leather package very nice,comfortable, suspension...incredible, engine: prob. one of the best VW has made. I am really impressed.


Worst Features

Power seats might be nice, but I am comfomtable with the way they adjust now. Rearview dimming mirror and compass might be a nice touch too.


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Good Choice
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By dcrew12
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

I've had my VW Jetta 1.8T for 2
months. Since I bought it late in the
season (June 2004) it had been sitting
on the lot for a while. Driver's side
door needed to be realigned,
shake/shimmey needed to be fixed (said
it was the roters - got rusty due to
sitting in the lot all year??).
Otherwise, I love it's exterior look
(navy blue, sleek) and the grey
interior. Great acceleration
especially on high-way passing. Brakes
need to be depressed far but very
responsive. Monsoon sound system is
great. Sunroof is AWESOME. I'm happy
with the purchase....so far!!


Best Features

Color, style, responsive handling, highway "zip", compact size without feeling too cramped


Worst Features

"Ticking" noise in the engine when in park after driving on the highway...difficult to turn steering wheel when in park (straightening out my crooked parking jobs!)


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Edmunds sucks, but this car doesn't
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By pwu2005
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GL 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

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
incentives).

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.


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

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.


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A Driver's Automobile
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By jettaguy420
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

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
4th gear.

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.

Cool Key.


Best Features

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)


Worst Features

Rear Seating Room. Friends are cramped. Bottom-portion of folding rear seat feels like it is made of foam. Cheap feel. 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.


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