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Nice Car - Poor Build Quality
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By damien
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel New TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


Review

Buy another car. Within the first 11 days of owning my New Jetta: 1. The driverís side light cover fell off. 2. The outside temperature sensor failed. 3. The driverís side door rattles 4. The center console cover rattles. A month later I am happy to report that my car has been back to the dealer twice and nothing is fixed. In fact the service manager called me to let me know that the temperature sensor has arrived; but Volkswagen has instructed the dealer that they can not install this part and that they must return the part and wait for another one. Nobody can tell me when my car will be fixed.


Favorite Features

Fun to drive, when car parts are not falling off, rattling, and working properly.


Suggested Improvements

For Volkswagen - Build a quality product. For Consumers - Purchase another car.


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TDI Horror
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By John
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel GLS TDI 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


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My TDI was great until I hit 60000 miles then a check engine light came on. Replaced sensors, cooling kit, thermostat and the intake flap motor 3 times. Check engine light still on and VW won't take any responsibility for faulty design on flap motors. I've spent over $2,000 already. Owners of TDIs beware!!!! Sell your car before it goes out of warranty because VW will not stand behind thier product.


Favorite Features

Fun to drive and great mileage when no check engine lights are on.


Suggested Improvements

Fix faulty intake flap motors and stand behind products.


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Commendable Vehicle
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By steve
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel New TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


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My 2005 VW Jetta TDI is very fun and predictable to drive. All of its systems function fine. Its gas mileage was fairly close to 50 mpg on my first trip from St. Louis MO to Las Vegas NV.


Favorite Features

It is very responsive and has plenty of power with its TDI engine


Suggested Improvements

N/A


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Great Car
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By Bellyman
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


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Ive had this car for 4 years and it blew a turbo at 80 000 km and the dc bus to the glow plugs at 90 km but it was all covered by vws excellent warranty and i havent had any problems since and i have 225 000 km on it now, would definately buy another.Great in the snow and of course mileage is unbeatable.


Favorite Features

mileage,handling in snow,torque


Suggested Improvements

better seats with lumbar support


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Finest Car, near luxury, Fuel Economy
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By Dieselguy1
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel New TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


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The Jetta TDI 2005.5 is an exceptionally well built car and is a top performer. The diesel engine is quiet and smooth. Acceleration is crisp and road handling excellent. I do quite a bit of back road, very windy driving and it handles the road wonderfully. Fuel economy so far on a brand new 1 week old engine is 45 mpg! in mixed city driving. Top speed going to work is maybe 50 mph. Avergae speed is 40 mph.


Favorite Features

Engine performance and fuel economy is tops. Classy car, climatic control, Tiptronic transmission, seating, sunroof, alloy wheels, etc. Love it all.


Suggested Improvements

Remove the satillite radio from Pack #2 and make it a stand alone option. Not evreyone wants it or may want to add it to Pack #1.


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