Vehicle2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
ReviewMy Jetta got totaled a few weeks back.
She was a great car in many ways, (fast, fun to drive, gas efficient) & I got 130,000 miles out of her. However, I decided not to get another Jetta.
Here are a few of the reasons:
-Anytime there's a repair (and there will be many) you will pay $1000, minimum.
-REEKS of crayons.
(inevitably the first comment anyone makes setting foot inside the car)
-Strange clicking noise coming from the turn signal
-Lights turn on and won't turn off again (had to have the mechanic take them apart to get them off)
-The electrical outlet/cig
lighter stopped working a month in & after multiple repair attempts I had to just give up on it
on 12/27/13 08:48 AM (PST)
I'm interested in knowing which car you bought to replace your jetta. I have a 2003 jetta 1.8t and the mpg gets worse every couple months. Used to get 19mpg city, then 16 and now 14.5 mpg. The repair costs are also quite high.Report it
on 09/20/16 20:46 PM (PDT)
I returned to the VW family today purchasing this Jetta. Your problem with the cigarette lighter may have been caused by a penny or coin dropping in the lighter's well. Luckily, our lighter is working. However, between signing over my check late last week and picking up the car today I was nervous about the lighter since I hadn't tested it. Many people wrote about similar problems to yours. I realize this won't help you now but it might serve as a warning to potential and current owners that the problem exists -- especially since the change cup is adjacent to the lighter. We're going to use one of the cup holders for any spare change. Drive on!Report it
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