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Great Car if you don't mind rattles
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By tom and heather
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


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This is a wonderful commuter car if you can get past the interior rattles. When I took delivery, the car was very quiet, now with 12,400 miles since May 04, there are now 5 to 6 areas that rattle in the interior and occasionally the right rear door does not unlock completely when using the electronic system. Other than, that we love it!


Best Features

Leather interior, sound system, comfortable seats, sporty handling, great fuel economy but plenty of power, tiptronic transimission is a blast.


Worst Features

Please pay more attention to fit and finish in the interior, too many rattles for a $21,000 car!


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TDI-PD
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By richmond20657
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


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Excellent car excellent fuel mileage and suprising performance from a 100hp motor.the only thing i would have improved is interior noises and rear leg room handles great and the leather heated seats w/cold package are really comfortable its a buy


Best Features

heated seats/ fuel mileage


Worst Features

leg room.interior squeaks (minor)


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Expedition to Jetta and I'm OK with that
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By WI_Commuter
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel GLS TDI 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


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After 17000 miles I'm very happy with the 04 Jetta wagon. Very comfortable on the highway (I'm 6'2" and have an hour long commute, so this was a concern). Have hit 50+mpg on highway drives, average is closer to 40 though when commuting. Mine rattles between 35 and 40 mph, but can't complain 'cause I haven't taken it in for a fix yet. I went from an '02 Eddie Bauer Expedition to the Jetta; I can't realistically tow my boat with it, but other than that I'm happy with the change. I did install a class II hitch on it though and can pull a loaded 4x8 trailer easily (the low and torque is an obvious benefit here).


Best Features

Engine performance / economy ratio is fantastic. Comfortable to drive and actually looks good in the driveway (to me anyway).


Worst Features

You can't get all the luxury options when you get the diesel, this is lame (namely climate control, HomeLink, and auto-dimming mirror). You can't even get this in a Passat diesel last I checked. This is lame, lame, lame. Are you listening VW?... LAME!


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Great ride!
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By VWConvert
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel GLS TDI 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


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I drive 75 miles round trip daily and take the kids all over the place. I need only one tank of gas weekly getting 44.5 MPG. The car drives beautifully and is smoother than my last three new cars. The Jetta TDI jumps out of the starting blocks and cruises like a champ. My 17 year old wants to drive it all the time.


Best Features

Just plain fun to drive! It's a tight, responsive sports like feel to it. Power to burn!


Worst Features

Back seat is small but I don't sit there. Needs right arm rest in drivers side.


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The best way to buy one
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By Samuel Turner
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel GL TDI 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


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The Volkswagen Jetta is one of the best they make, it has great handling,fuel economy, power/tourque. Even a base model GL is great.


Best Features

TDI engine, interior/exterior design, guage lights,handling, stereo and a lot of options avalible.


Worst Features

more adequet rear leg room and ride height sould be a bit higher.


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