2006 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: On the CR used car to avoid li
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

2006 Volkswagen Jetta

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521 Total Reviews

2.5 Sedan (2.5L 5-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful
On the CR used car to avoid list - Great!
By ppetrie on

Vehicle

2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M)

Review

This car has so many engineering deficiencies, that result in so many expensive repairs just to keep it running, that CR in April 2011, put it on the used car to avoid list. The four areas with 3 to 5 times the incidence of repair for an average vehicle were: Cooling system - Engine cooling fan cassette & related wiring goes out at around 60K to 80K miles $800 to $1,200; A/C system, compressor seizes; Body Hardware failures - window regulators, door latches, trunk latches; and I think, major Fuel System issues.
On my car, it wouldn't hold an on center track - can't be fixed, design flaw, making extended highway travel fatiguing; stalls without warning at idle - problem can't be identified.

Best Features

Car initially seemed well built. It's a very solid body with little flex over bumps & in cornering. But numerous longevity and reliabilty issues plague this made in Mexico VW, and very early on in it's life, at around 50,000 to 60,000 miles, it becomes a serious liability needing frequent, even repeated expensive repairs to keep it on the road. It is a shockingly poor vehicle in terms of reliability, given that most of today's better vehicles reach 150,000 miles without any major repairs.

Worst Features

Close the Mexico manufacturing plants. The German made VW's like the Golf, seem to do much better as reliable transportation. As for this Jetta, I sold it. That was a great improvement for me, as it became someone elses problem.
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