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Jetta GLI 2005 1.8 Turbo 20 Valves engine
By ismael_1966 on
Vehicle2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
ReviewI bought this car from new. Have some problems thats was cover by warranty and others that not since the car does not have warranty any more. The car has around 90,000 kms.
Since new the car gave me a lot of problems with the windows falling inside the doors.
Plagued with Door Locks problems. Radiator fans damage, the fuse box on top of the battery got damage. Brake light switch has damage two times. The engines has some problem to start in the morning, coolant temperature sensor has been replaced 3 times. Rear brakes make awfull noise 1n reverse. The car spend more time in the mechanic than with me. If you get a VW, sell it as soon as the warranty is finish or you will go broke!
Best FeaturesI like the perfomance, strong engine and super fast aceleration. Is very fun to drive this car. I love the exterior design
Worst FeaturesThe huge problem of this car is that they make almost all the electric parts with cheap plastic that brake very easy. The plastic fuse box on top of the car batery got melted because of a short circuit from one of the radiator fans. Plastic parts that support the windows brake very easy and the window fall inside the door. Plastic brake switch melted 2 times! If you get on a VW forum like vwvortex.com, you will see a lot of people experience the same problems. Why VW does not monitor does forums in order to hear what people are complaning and this way make does plastic parts better. Belive me, VW nows about all this problems since many customers are complaning about the same problems.
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