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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel

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Ow, my back...
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By bkelly
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel TDI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


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2010 Jetta TDI, silver. Car is well- built, handles like nothing else I've ever driven. Diesel performance is very good - although you have to get used to it. MPG is fantastic - >40 all the time, even in city driving. So, I'm selling it. Reason - I find the driver's seat amazingly uncomfortable. At 5'11", 205 lbs I don't fit into it, the surface is hard, and the seatback specifically resonates with the vibrations in both the engine and rear suspension - all the way up to the headrest. I've driven trucks and buses for almost 30 years, I've never been so uncomfortable. I don't know what I was thinking on the test drive. Shame on me...


Best Features

MPG, driver controls, solid feel (except for front seats), huge trunk.


Worst Features

Softer, heavier seatbacks on front seats, better OEM tires.


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TDI Sportwagen not all it's spozed 2B
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By zenmoose
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel SportWagen TDI 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


Review

I bought the thing in a bit of a rush in June to get the tax break, though I had researched it. I bought a basic TDI wagon w/ no moon roof. Basic bluetooth only calls out as another reviewer commented. (Are you kidding me? LAME!) OK. Forget the bluetooth, can't be fixed or flashed. It needs to be replaced at better than a grand. Sigh. The car is fairly well built, looks good, rides ok, moves along well enough. It has a design flaw. This heavy (200 lbs more than the sedan) beast is PRONE TO STALLING. I have driven many manuals, but this is a problem. It has an ultra light flywheel. If it lugs, ECU shuts off at 850 revs! You must turn the key all the way off to restart (Danger!)


Best Features

Mega Mileage! 45 mpg is quite likely. Roomy in front and back. Climate controls are simple. Rides like a mushy sport truck and handles normal road conditions. Pretty quick for a 140 HP motor.


Worst Features

Lighten the body and increase the flywheel weight. Improve the clutch and accelerator feel. Use aluminum pedals. Make the bluetooth fully functional. Pleather smells bad and feels sticky, substitute cloth/fabric.


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Solid Effort from VW Lets You "Go Green"
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By wk
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel TDI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


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2010 Jetta TDI; Graphite Blue, Titan Black interior; 6 spd; 17" rims. Love the styling of this car inside and out -- paint color is absolutely gorgeous. Interior fit and finish is stellar, especially for this price range. Trunk is enormous. Everything you touch feels solid and thoroughly German. Genuine leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter a nice touch. V-tex seating surfaces do get insanely hot, but they're the best synthetic leather interior pieces I've seen -- can't wait to try the heated seats in the winter. Above-average mileage around town, terrific mileage on the highway. It's not a dragster, but accelerates strongly on the highway (3rd-6th), and is quite bored at 90 mph.


Best Features

Interior/exterior design, trunk size, safety ratings, fuel consumption. 3rd gear is wonderful, as are 4-6. Plenty of low-end grunt and reasonably good handling (you won't mistake it for a 3-series). Make sure to pay attention to your speed, because it will keep accelerating until you get arrested.


Worst Features

Turbo lag, especially in 1st and 2nd. If you don't rev it to 4k in 1st, it's like sticking your foot in a bucket of Vaseline in 2nd, until the turbo kicks in at about 2500. Pretty significant road noise with 17" rims (low-profile tires). Dealer experience was/is abysmal, but the car sold itself.


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TDI
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By Hunter
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel SportWagen TDI 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


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Bought solely for the TDI and it has been flawless. However maint issues, susp noise, glove box latch (4th I've seen), rear window leaks when lifted up via the wiper mount. Overall has been a good car, sat, CD, seats, and we love the sunroof. Mileage, best has been 42 hwy wo ac, 39 with, hoping for better, but it only has 9k miles. Free maint is good, but should cover more. Had to shop for a fair price so be careful, some dealers will bend you over the table. I would suggest highly an extended warranty, not feeling to safe. Sold my 08 TL Type S due to gas mpg and job change and wish I still had it due to the maint issues already on the VW.


Best Features

Sunroof, TDI, TDI, TDI,


Worst Features

Touch wider, better light and heat blockage from the sunroof liner.


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Fine car with Bluetooth issues...
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By Geddiesel
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel SportWagen TDI 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


Review

I finally reached the tipping point with filling my pig of an Audi with fuel every week and had read many positive reviews of VW's 2.0 TDI engine. I have owned several Audis and VWs so I am well aware of their iffy reliability and expensive maintenance, but I've got a good warranty and free maintenance for 3 years. The engine and DSG transmission are perfectly matched. The powertrain is peppy, smooth and relatively quiet, considering it is a diesel. Beware of the Bluetooth option as the wagons have a crude and different module than the TDI sedan that seriously limits the functions. You can only receive incoming calls with the wagon; no downloading of phone contacts or voice control, etc.


Best Features

Engine, transmission, ride, steering, handling, comfortable seats, multi- function steering wheel, beautiful gauges and displays, nice interior materials, striking black and beige interior color, panoramic sunroof, 10- speaker sound system is pretty good, excellent hard drive Nav, fantastic MPGs!


Worst Features

Crude Bluetooth operation, insist that your dealer install module 9W3 (or 9W7 from the '11s) in your wagon for the enhanced Bluetooth functions, especially if you get the Nav. Some misaligned interior panels. Homely rear end styling. Panoramic sunroof is already starting to rattle when closed.


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