2004 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Never buy a VW

2004 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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GL TDI Sedan (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo Diesel 5-speed Automatic)

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3 of 9 people found this review helpful
Never buy a VW
By vwnightmare on


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


This is by far the worst car I have ever owned. I bought it used w 100K miles 18 months ago. One month after purchasing, the turbo diesel failed, with significant power loss. I have replaced the waterpump ($500), radiator ($500), brake switch ($180), alternator ($250), and now the transmission is badly going out. The interior is falling apart, the ceiling is hanging, the fabric on the doors is falling off, the glove compartment no longer latches, there are creeks and rattles all over the place. I am so disgusted by the poor quality and poor craftsmaship in vw's product. I used to have a toyota b4 this, it ran for 300K miles with out engine or transmission problems. Forget about buying a VW!

Best Features

exterior body styling

Worst Features

just light it on fire, its no good
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