2004 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Lemonade

2004 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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GLS 1.8T Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
By andrew on


2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Love to drive the car. But you got to be kidding me with all the repairs. Bought with 60ish thousand miles. Added a custom intake, and sway bar for some fun in the corners. New wheels and tires. Somewhere in 70k the transmission went out. I just passed 118k and the transmission went out again. Replaced leaking radiator, head gaskets, cam adjuster seals, tail lights going out randomly and often (sometimes every couple days). That's just off the top of the head. All i can say is buy the warranty. Mine's paid for itself 3 times at least.

Best Features

Fun car to drive. Gotta love the power for such a tiny thing. Love the car when it's not falling apart.

Worst Features

Reliability seems like an issue. Seems like some people have had good luck and some have bad. Cross your fingers.
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