2004 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Expedition to Jetta and I'm OK

2004 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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GLS TDI Wagon (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo Diesel 5-speed Manual)

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Expedition to Jetta and I'm OK with that
By WI_Commuter on


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


After 17000 miles I'm very happy with
the 04 Jetta wagon. Very comfortable on
the highway (I'm 6'2" and have an hour
long commute, so this was a concern).

Have hit 50+mpg on highway drives,
average is closer to 40 though when
commuting. Mine rattles between 35 and
40 mph, but can't complain 'cause I
haven't taken it in for a fix yet.

I went from an '02 Eddie Bauer
Expedition to the Jetta; I can't
realistically tow my boat with it, but
other than that I'm happy with the
change. I did install a class II hitch
on it though and can pull a loaded 4x8
trailer easily (the low and torque is an
obvious benefit here).

Best Features

Engine performance / economy ratio is fantastic. Comfortable to drive and actually looks good in the driveway (to me anyway).

Worst Features

You can't get all the luxury options when you get the diesel, this is lame (namely climate control, HomeLink, and auto-dimming mirror). You can't even get this in a Passat diesel last I checked. This is lame, lame, lame. Are you listening VW?... LAME!
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