By Lapdog on
Vehicle2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)
ReviewIn Returning from Europe I was
searching for a new dependable fuel
saving small car. First choice was the
80 MPG VW Lupo, not available in the
US! Not many choices to choose from in
the U.S. when it comes to fuel
saving cars. I looked at cheaper makes,
bragging in their adverts of getting 30
MPG. I dont consider this very good
for a 4 cyl. I settled for the Jetta
TDI. This is a nice car I still avg 48
MPG. Hwy 65 MPH its around 55 MPG.
I have had 3 problems; 1st the pass.
window came un attached. 2nd & 3rd the
Turbo and Mass air flow had to be
replaced. All fixed by warrenty.
Current 70000 mi.
Best FeaturesBesides the MPG, Blue lights on the main instrument panel, they are very easy on the eyes. Plenty of "Go" power. On the Hwy no up & down shifting as in gas-powered cars, 5th gear is fine. Trunk room, wow! both back seats down its a flat surface up to the back of the front seats
Worst FeaturesLower Maintenance costs. $600.00 for the timing belt every 60K mi! Better A/C, cant keep up in the sun. Get rid of the rubberish coating on the interior panels it peels off and looks bad it is not at all durable
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