2002 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Horrible Reliability

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A)


I bought this car used from Osborne Automotive in Lakewood, CO. This is the worst car I have ever owned. The parts are all plastic, and I have pretty much replaced every part of the engine, including the water pumps. Once the car reached 120,000 miles, the transmission went out and I was quoted between $4,600 - $6,100 to replace it with a refurbished transmission. The car has just been sitting in my garage and I bought a Toyota Camry. Selling it for parts.

Best Features

Nice body. Fun to drive when works.

Worst Features

Use metal parts and improve the transmission! I have met 4 other Jetta owners whose transmission went out around 100,000 miles!
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By customshirt
on 01/02/12 23:47 PM (PST)

...only the automatic trannys, though... well known kink.

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