Iíve owned this car for a year and am
extremely pleased with this, my 2nd Jetta.
The TDI, with its excellent fuel economy is
practically the best thing going. Couple this
with the longevity and reliability of diesel, itís
the hands-down best. Although CR rates this
model low in reliability, Iíve had no problems
in the past year.
Awesome! Great car. The TDI motor is
peppy (when linked to the 5-spd.
manual) and gets 45-50 mpg. The
driveability is excellent. Sporty.
Mine has 70,000 and only minor things
have had to be replaced, namely, cup
holder assembly, glove box door, and
power sunroof track guides. The only
other bad thing I've encountered is
that in severely cold weather (-10 to 0
degrees), I had the fuel "gel up" on me
and had to be towed. Other than that
FANTASTIC!. Best car ever owned, this
includes: Ford Taurus, Ford Mustang
GT, Plymouth Voyager SE, Subaru Wagon,
Cutlass Supreme, AMC Spirit, Audi 5000T
and more! I'd buy another one tomorrow.
Driven over 130,000 miles, This has
been a great car. Comfortable seats,
Good heater, excellent A/C, 5 Speed
Manual Trans (no problems).
On the Dark Side:
The interior trim is removing itself.
Gas station attendant Conan'd off the
fuel filler flap (cheap plastic?)
Threw the 3 rear head rests in the
trunk so I could see out the back
Bought the car new and have had very few problems. Replaced the glow plugs at 100,000, and fuel economy is not what it used to be ... but it still gets over 40 mpg. Great car on the highway or country driving. Feels like a sports car.