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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

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Love The VDUB Jetta
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By SBall0825
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Haven t had this car too long but long enough to grow so accustomed to it... I have a friend whose a VW enthusiast and he told me how fun the little 1.8t is. Man was he right. Its a quick car with all the luxuries you'll ever need. Near flawless interior and of course the exterior is gorgeous.. Beautiful all around. I'm loving this car.


Best Features

Gorgeous interior and gauge cluster at night... Pretty blue. Wheels, general look of the car.. And I love the fact that there are so many more cosmetic enhancements you can make to make it perfectly suited just for your own personal taste. Awesome.


Worst Features

Electric seats would be Nice... Somewhat hard to adjust and rear legroom isn't all that great. And we all complain of the maintenance costs being so high... Yeah its a bummer but what do you expect.. German engineering means higher bills.. But I am sure its all worth it in the end.


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Go get one!
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By SEANGO18
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Bought the car w / 85000 miles on it, and have loved it ever since. Only problem has been an ignition coil that went out. (coil #2) Pays off to do your own work on these, and buy the Bentley manual. If you have a laptop computer and the VAGCOM software, you're set! These cars can get you in trouble if you treat them like a car from Japan, so be careful. If you want a car to get you from point A to point B without any joy, get a Toyota or Honda. You want to have some fun and be in a very safe car, get one of these. Follow the Maint. schedule, and change that oil every 3-4K with full synthetic, you'll love this car.........just as I do.


Best Features

Exterior design, ease of controls, and the 17" rims are sweet! Manny transmission and turbo are a blast! Coming up on 116,000 miles and runs like new. Take care of it......it'll take care of you.


Worst Features

Make the center arm rest a bit more solid......which I am sure they have addressed. Other than that........none.


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GARBAGE!
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By xtr3medriver
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan 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.


Best Features

the style is wonderful


Worst Features

don't compact everything so much.


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This Car SUCKS
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By myjettasucks
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLI 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I have had this car for only 9 months and I am already getting rid of it. Jetta's may look cool, but reliability sucks. Since having it I have put nearly $7,000 in repairs. It will run great for a couple of months and then I will have a major problems (i.e. clutch, MAF sensor, ignition coils, MAF again, O2 sensors (yes plural), alternator, and master cylinder to name a few. Displeased doesn't even begin to describe how I feel about this car. I am trading it and sticking with a Toyota or Honda.


Best Features

Fun to drive, good styling


Worst Features

Fix them so they can run for more than 1,000 miles without having to replace something.


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Definitely a VW Fan
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By BOSTON_VW
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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After almost 3 years of owning this car, i can honestly say it's had a few issues, including water pump replacement, standard transmission syncros replaced, clutch replaced as well due to leaking transmission after synchro repair (dunno if that counts due to dealership not wear and tear), exhaust hangers quit after 1 year and a few bulbs and small issues like rim caps etc. Nothing major except for what was listed and that was all warranty work. Drives great, never fails to fire up and go.. great little cars overall. Love the stereo, sunroof and other features it came with. 1.8 T motor is great. just enough push to play, not enough fuel sucking to make it a gas pig. Overall, very balanced.


Best Features

Stereo, Moonroof, interior in general.. 1.8 T motor is fun and economical and who can do more than 120 in a 65?


Worst Features

Tighten up the interior a bit. and maybe even the suspension a small notch and I'd say they had it down..


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