Big Brother Saves the Day - 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Long-Term Road Test

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Long-Term Road Test

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: Big Brother Saves the Day

March 20, 2012

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"A) Are you home. B) Do you have jumper cables?" read my text to the staffer you'll never, ever be able to guess by reading the back of his Blue Jays jersey.

"Yes and Yes."

"Great. Can you stop by?"

Five minutes later, the unnamed savior of the day stopped by my apartment with a set of jumper cables and our long term Audi A8L.

"What died"


"Did you leave the lights on, having momentarily gone deaf and not heard the insane beeping?"

"Nope. I don't know what happened. The battery's just dead. I can barely get interior lights and the stereo plays. That's it."

It took about three seconds to jump the Jetta with the big Audi and there hasn't been a problem since. Any guesses?

Mike Magrath, Features Editor @ 20,830 miles

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