Remarkable, comfortable, economical and extremely competent vehicle. We have over 4000 miles on it and always get about 41+mpg per tank. On individual trips the mileage will vary. Last week commuting to school my wife got 47.3 mpg on her 120 mile round trip. The car is very comfortable with typical supportive German seats. The car feels a lot like the older Mercedes we have owned in the past. So far there have been no maintenance issues at all. Very reliable and fun to drive. The trunk is huge and square shaped so packing is easy and convenient. There is nothing negative about this vehicle at all. For 26,116 dollars you can get one great ride and it does not have a 300 Pound toxic waste dump battery
The engine and trans combination is great. As is the Sat radio, the seats,the trunk space.....everything about the car is done right and well. Our Verizon phones both hooked up and our phone books loaded right in. 40+ mpg all the time is SUPERB. There is nothing negative about this vehicle. Buy it!!
Make the side mirrors an inch bigger in width and height,need more storage in the console area such as a cell phone slot.The dimmer switch for the interior/dash lights needs to be able to dim some more. At night the sat radio screen is too bright.Put the fuel filler on the left side.
I purchased my Jetta TDi early January 2010 and at the time of writing this it is latter September 2011.
Since purchasing the vehicle I have been using Fuelly.com to track my expenses and fuel usage from mile 1. Mixed city driving and average around 38 miles to gallon so I fuel up around once a month. Highway to DC 50+ mpg back roads to Ocean City loaded down with luggage and people 39 mpg.
iPod cable (on third one and will replace this one on warranty). Bluetooth issue at purchase. Could not pair phone with it. Warranty replace. RCD10 media button came off on my finger more than likely do to interior temp was over 120 degrees F. Transmission did not engage once on a steep hill
We don't get extreme colds here but we do get cold and I love the heated seats!
Love the bluetooth hands free. Some states and areas it is illegal to use hand held device.
Enjoy the multifunction display.
Ergonomics is great and easy to use.
Trunk space is great large capacity and love the velco blocks to hold things in place when only a few items.
relocate the iPod dock plug. I am sure that is where the issue is with the bad plug issue.
Cigarette lighter - relocate really hampers the use of that area.
Would love more feedback from the vehicle like
EGT (Exhaust Gas Temperature) some times it is best to leave vehicle idle so wont damage turbo
Boost Gauge (turbo boost) - if your cruising at 60 mph it would have Xlbs of boost (being a diesel) if it doesn't one day, you know there is an issue. Also helps with managing the vehicle
I took my 2010 Jetta TDI into the dealer for the 50k oil change.
They broke the drain plug.
This dealer blamed both the dealer who did the 40k oil change and VW for a defective drain bolt.
Neither party would accept any responsibility or offer any assistance.
The shop that broke my car did offer 50% towards the $600 repair bill as they needed to replace the oil pan.
VW after doing nothing did ask me if I was satisfied with their service.
Dear VW I'm not satisfied and I will never purchase another VW product.
If they will not help on a minor issue that had nothing to do with wear or abuse do not expect VW to step and help if something major goes
We love our car, but..... We have not reached 40 MPG yet and we live in a rural area (very little city driving) - maybe will improve with warmer weather. Our biggest complainant is that the "ERG filter gasket" has twice needed to be replaced. No big deal expect for inconvenience of two service appointments in the first 2000 miles. It's not a quick fix either and the part had to be ordered both times for a total of 4 trips to dealership. Our Service Manager stated that this has happened on other Jetta TDI wagons - So why not stock the part??? Otherwise a great car
My AC started to fail at 40k.
to the dealer repeatedly.
Per VW of Lafayette, LA - Standard operation of the Air condition is that it takes 8 - 10mins of drive time for the air conditioning to begin working.
Eventually my AC totally failed - the compressors on these cars have known defects will produce metal which will contaminate the entire AC system.
Both dealer and VW of America refuse to warranty the car.
Horrible experience with this car.
Btw standard oil change at the dealer is $300!
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