Well, no matter the fuel costs,
$1.59/gal(june04) or $2.09/gal(12/04),
I get the advertised 38mpg city, but
set at cruise, 65mph Hwy, I get 52 mpg.
The overall comfort is very good, but
the front seat shoulders should curve in
more as being 5'-4" I don't get full
effect of seat comfort. Interior
controls are very easy to use w/o
affecting driving, rear seat leg room
cramped a bit, but manageable. I
sometimes get "creaking" noise in
doors, but I WD40 the hinges and that
stops. LOVE the interior control
It's fun to drive all the time. I look
forward to driving it. Handles all
curves excellent, even at 45 mph.
The 5 speed manual shift. Very smooth
shifting and quick response.
LOVE the dash/interior controls
lighting.Very easy on the eyes.
Wow, the trunk space is surprisingly
Front seat shoulder (and back) comfort.
Shoulders should curve in more as
being a short person, I don't get full
comfort affect of shoulder/back
support. Overhead map lights could be
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!
Leather interior, sound system,
comfortable seats, sporty handling,
great fuel economy but plenty of power,
tiptronic transimission is a blast.
Please pay more attention to fit and
finish in the interior, too many
rattles for a $21,000 car!
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
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).
Engine performance / economy ratio is
fantastic. Comfortable to drive and
actually looks good in the driveway (to
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!
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.
Just plain fun to drive! It's a tight,
responsive sports like feel to it.
Power to burn!
Back seat is small but I don't sit
there. Needs right arm rest in drivers