2010 Volkswagen Jetta Limited Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M)
At 20k miles, the clutch completely burned up.
Smoke, burning smell, the whole deal.
VW says the clutch is a "wear and tear" item, like tires or brakes, and thus it is not covered under my 3 yr/36k "worry free" new car warranty.
The repair cost quoted by the dealer is $2400.
I am an experienced manual driver and have never burned out a clutch before.
My previous Jetta (1998) went over 160k on the original clutch before I traded it in.
But, VW insists this is caused by the driver and not the part.
I actually really loved this car until the clutch failed.
But after having that happen, I'm not sure I could buy another one.
Fun to drive
Roomy for a small car
A quality clutch.
Stand behind your product when it fails rather than blaming the driver.