2006 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Dump this car after 100k

2006 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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TDI Sedan (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo Diesel 6-speed Automated Manual)

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Dump this car after 100k
By astrivian on


2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


I bought a 2006 Jetta TDI that had endless problems right off of the lot. A week after buying it, the car would choke and lose all power. I took it in, they said they fixed it, and it happened again, and around and around we went. Finally i told the dealer i wanted a new car for free and they could take the lemon. It took the BBB to finally get me a new car.

It was great until we hit 130k on the odo. Once we crossed this mark we spent $1,200 fixing a hissing sound, $900 trying to fix some engine light problem (which didn't fix it, go figure). Two months later the turbo went out ($3000). Did not fix turbo, not worth it, dumped the car. Last one i will buy

Best Features

I was running close to 50 mpg on the highway.

Worst Features

Make this car work better. Turbos and valves should not be breaking after five years.
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