Great little car. I run it using Biodiesel, which makes good sense to me. Better for the environment. Only complaint is the seats aren't comfortable and the gaps between the seats are difficult to clean and reach those items that just disappear! Exterior paint scratches easily. Windows are tight when electronically moved up and down. Great performance and holding on curves. Love the mileage anyhwere from 45-55 mpg. All around, would highly recommend this turbodiesel engine. No bad odors and It flys!
Cinnamon Red Color. Heated seats and windows. Handling ease. Great mileage. Wonderful safety features. Stability control.
More comfortable front seats. More leg room in back. Better quality exterior paint.
We've had our 2004 GL TDI auto
(Tiptronic) wagon for 4 months and 7K
miles. Love it! This car replaces a
2001 GLX VR6, and I don't miss the
added power of the V6 that much. The
TDI is wonderful--punchy at all speeds,
with a great surge of turbo power
always available. Gave up some
creature comforts in going to the GL,
but the seats are still great and the
car still has good featutes. Tons of
cargo room, and a great ride for long
trips. We regularly average 40-42 MPG
in mixed driving. A wonderful car!
Our 2nd Jetta and we've been happy with
TDI power and mileage, wagon
versatility, great value for $21K.
Wonderful seats, quiet ride (no diesel
clatter at all unless at idle), control
of Tiptronic transmission.
Like many others have said, the car has
some interior rattles that are
annoying. Stock stereo stinks, making
us miss the Monsoon unit from the
2001. Armrest should come with all
models--can't even order one for the
GL. Make available with 4Motion.
Don't be fooled by all the wonderful words out there on the world wide web about the VW TDI or the VW Jetta. I have had nothing but problems with my 2004 VW Jetta TDI Wagon. It has been in the shop at least 6 times for a multitude of problems ranging from a malfunctioning fuel pump/fuel gauge/instrument cluster to defective seats. It has multiple rattles and squeaks that the dealership cannot fix for some reason. Amazingly enough, it doesn't meet criteria for the lemon law, yet.