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Not Worth It's Weight in Your Gold...
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By Mike S
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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Sedan SEL Premium 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM)


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I waited a bit to write this seeing it's hard to give the car a fair shake just driving it off the lot. I have crossed over the 80k mile mark and its been so-so to me. I've experienced some of the issues that others have talked about in some of these reviews. Quirky electrical issues (airbag sensor randomly failing, back passenger window that doesn't automatically roll up anymore considering it's rarely used, complete power failure that I thought was due to a low battery... it was not. Started up just fine after sitting for a bit), mechanical issues with the car jerking when switching from electric to gas... It was in the dealer twice for that issue and they didn't fix it. It does it randomly so of course when they drive it, it doesn't do it. I get about upper 30s to low 40s for MPG but maybe due to the fact that a majority of my driving is city roads but very rarely anywhere near the 47 they advertise. But then again I have never had a car that ever got what they advertised for MPG. Overall, it has been fairly reliable and nothing major at this point. Not worth the price they want for it though considering the amount of money you have to sink into it for maintenance.


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Bad depreciation
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By James Beswick
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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM)


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Dropped from $28k to $10k in 2 years. Not as fuel efficient as claimed. Not comfortable for long rides. Bluetooth is flaky.


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German engineering at it's best
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By Paul Brinkman
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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Sedan SEL Premium 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM)


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Better than the Hybrid civic or toyota prius


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Disappointed
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By Kate
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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM)


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I bought the car in 2013. I love VW's. Thought the hybrid would be great economical car but turns out to be nothing but trouble. Year 2 it needed a new engine and year 3 a transmission. Got the extended warranty thank goodness. However a rental is not covered. First time I got a loaner and this time needed to get a rental. I'm curious if any other owners had the same issues or is mine a fluke?


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Car randomly clunks and looses power. Odd electric
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By Rich
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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM)


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The Good:
The car has a great feel and has lots of room. It also has power for passing but I try to drive efficiently.

The Bad:
1. Often, the car looses power and shutters violently. I have read that this occurs when switching between electric and engine power.
2. Weird electrical issues. Sometimes, the fan (while turned off) will turn itself on full blast. Also, this can occur if turning sharply or sometimes from using the brake. Also, under the same conditions, the radio switches stations. It might be that the radio looses power briefly. Of course the dealer cannot replicate any of the above issues and there are no alarm codes saved in the car's CPU. If anyone has ever gotten to the root of these issues, please post it.
3. For the $40k range, the mpg should be better. Overall mpg is in low to mid 30s, sometimes around 37 for a while but it's easy to loose that average.
4. The fan and a/c don't make it to the back seats. There may be vents for the back seats but they have no noticeable effect.


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