2004 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Fun, Thrifty, Reliable

2004 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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

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Fun, Thrifty, Reliable
By dbenhur on


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


I live in the hilly contryside of the Oregon coast and my TDI Jetta is a pleasure to own and drive. It is reliable and gets 45-48 mpg on my daily 90 mile commute. It has plenty of pick up and low-end torque and handles great through hills and in wet and light snow. I have never had a problem with it in two years and 50,000 miles of ownership.

Best Features

I love the tight and smooth build. It is very quiet for small sedan. It has a decent sound system, comfy front seating, and a suprisingly large trunk.

Worst Features

The cup holders stink. Tthe rear seats could use another 1.5 inches of leg room. VW needs to bless some third party synthetic oil so I don't have to fork over $100 10,000 miles to the dealer for an oil change.
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