Worst Car we've ever had! Avoid it like the plague
By jettatdigreen on
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)
We were excited to get a TDI.
Diesel engines are supposed to last a long time.
We were told by the salesperson "this is a 400,000 mile engine."
Maintenance is horrible and costs an arm and a leg.
At five years and 83,000 miles the well known cam shaft and lifters failure occurred costing us $4000 to repair.
Even though it's a well known problem VW of America said "there are no recalls
on it and you're out of warranty."
Less than 2000 miles after the they replaced half the engine it died again and they say "oh the turbo is dead" and it has nothing to do with the last repair - that will be $3000.
Just to get it working enough to trade it in has cost us 2/3 of what the car is worth.
Horrible horrible quality record.
A total piece of junk.
Don't believe the "German quality" line.
The cars are made in Mexico and Brazil.
We tell everyone we know NEVER EVER buy a VW!
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