Used 2004 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel Consumer Reviews - 112 Car Reviews | Edmunds

Consumer Reviews

2004 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel

Average Consumer Rating

112 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Jetta model:

sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
READ THIS & WEEP FOR VW
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By XvwOWNER
on

Vehicle

2004 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel GL TDI 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


Review

This is my second Turbo Diesel, 5spd
Manual. There's not enough room here to
list my gripes about this poorly built
car. I've learned to hold parts of the
dash while driving. From the first 14
miles, I notice SMOKE. Then, the cruise
failed, with such a rough idle, you
can't run the AC while idling at traffic
lights. Oh no, what's that, an engine
light? Come on VW... quit torturing your
customers. Signed, a future X-VW owner.


Best Features

This car is for driving. Handles exceptionally well in snow and ice.


Worst Features

Fix the rattling dashboards, and how about testing the computers before consummers set out and drive? Mine has malfunctioned from the first day of driving.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

BEATS THE TOYOTA PRIUS HANDS DOWN
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By STARWARS TDI
on

Vehicle

2004 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


Review

AFTER FINDING OUT THE REPLACEMENT
HYBIRD BATTERY FOR THE PRIUS WAS $2900
NOT INCL TAX AND INSTALLATION, I
CHECKED ONT THE HONDA CIVIC (JUNK) AND
THE VW JETTA TDI. THE TDI GETS BETTER
ACTUAL MILEAGE THAN THE PRIUS ON A
CROSS COUNTRY RUN ACCORDING TO CONSUMER
REPORT. MUCH ROOMER THAN THE HONDA AND
SOUNDS SOLID. AIR BAGS WERE AN
EXPENSIVE OPTION WITH PRIUS! ALOT
QUITER AND SMOTHER THAN MY FIRST DIESEL
RABBIT IN 78. QUALITY OF WORKMANSHIP
FAR EXCEED TOYOTA AND HONDA! GETTING
45.8 MPG MIXTURE OF CITY AND INTERSTATE
DRIVING. DEALER WAS ABLE TO GET LAST
GLS IN FLA FOR ME WITHIN 1 WEEK!


Best Features

LEATHER SEATS DOOR LOCKING FEATURE MONSOON STEREO COOL BLUE DASH LIGHTS AND RED BUTTON LIGHTS ABOUND!! GREAT ADJUSTABLE STEERING WHEEL. SERVICE DEPT EXCELLENT. SMOOTH AS SILK! GREAT PICKUP! HUGE TRUNK


Worst Features

REPLACE PLASTIC LUG NUT COVERS WITH COLORED LUG NUTS. NO PARTS TO LOOSE OR SPECIAL WIRE TO USE TO REMOVE COVERS BEFORE CHANGING TIRE.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Economy car with luxury maintenance cost
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Keiller
on

Vehicle

2004 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel GL TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


Review

How does $10/liter for oil sound?
That's what my dealer tried to sell it
to me for. I went online and bought
it for $6.40/Liter. How does
$34/liter for transmission fluid
sound? That's what my dealer wants.
Again, I went online and found it for
half that (which is still outrageous!).
I wanted fuel efficiency and that's
why I bought the Jetta TDI, but it's
an expensive car to operate. Buy a
Honda...I wish I had.


Best Features

I like the power of the diesel, as well as the smooth operation of the car. This car has the nicest air conditioners I've ever owned.


Worst Features

Don't use a light tan cloth interior. Make the oil drain plug more obvious and accessible. Put an exterior drain on the water separator.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

I'm now a believer!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Popster
on

Vehicle

2004 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel GL TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


Review

I bought this car as a hedge against
another gas crisis.I drove it sparingly
but my wife was a Jetta convert after
driving it for a month.I poured my 6'4
frame into this little diesel and now I
rarely drive my other cars.This is the
little diesel that could! It is a small
car with a big ride and heart.I am
currently shopping the Toureg but find
the $65000 list too steep..VW has made
me a believer.I would rate the Jetta
TDI as one of the best cars I have ever
owned.A tiny ,tiny bit noisy at idle
but with quality like this and45-50 mpg
who cares?....popster


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Great little car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By thomas6
on

Vehicle

2004 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel GL TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


Review

This my first VW very impress with
built quality similar to a BMW.
The car handle great with lots of
power and comforts. My only complaint
was the service by the dealership. T
he last time I took my car for service
to replace my cup holder. I ask them
to fill up the fuel tank, but instead
filling it up diesel fuel the
technician fill it with gasoline.
Therefore the stopped in the middle of
the street as soon as I drove it off
the dealership.


Best Features

The car come with lots of options includes six air bags. Great performance and handling for a diesel.


Worst Features

The sterring wheel could come out a litle more, and the armrest should a standard for a 20,000 dollars car.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT