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2008 Volkswagen Jetta

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Too many Issues, LEMON warning
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By drew_106
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M)


Review

Where to start? The first few weeks into the lease were great. Then the car started having a number of engine problems. The engine started hiccuping in the Spring of 2009. A week later the car was in the shop and the fuel pump had failed and needed to be replace at about 12,000 miles. More recently this past summer at 18,000 miles some connectors in the fuse box shorted out. This took 2 days in the shop for them to figure this out. Now I'm having different warning lights come on and off. The fuel cap warning light was of, then off. Today the tire pressure light is on, though the tires all look to be inflated properly. What next?!?


Best Features

Comfortable interior. Decent power.


Worst Features

Reliability is terrible. I'm glad of leasing. Can't wait to get rid of it. Gas Mileage isn't great either. 27 MPG Hwy for the MT. Needs to have a 6spd manual instead of the 5spd.


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Worst Car I've ever owned
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By Ashley2008
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


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This has to be the worst car I've ever owned, it makes my 1999 Dodge Neon look good. I now have 14k on this car, at 4k I started having problems with the DSG Transmission banging into gears and slipping. After several repair attempts including replace a $3k Mechatronics unit, the car is back in the shop! This time been there 4 days and they don't know whats wrong with it but it still keep banging into gears progressively getting worse. Trim pieces in the interior randomly fall off and heater mirror cracked.


Best Features

Sunroof dial, that you can change the openings.


Worst Features

Fuel economy is bad, transmission is awful, seats are uncomfortable on long road trips, and car interior falls apart from bumps in the road.


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BEST CAR I"VE DRIVEN IN MY LIFE
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By Wolf12
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


Review

The car's interior design is one of the best when it comes to a sedan of its class. The vehicle is very well detailed, the mileage per gallon is rock solid 25 in city and 30 in highway. Comfort on top of comfort, beautiful leather seats, and all except for the driver seat fold down to give an spacious way to carry your personal stuff. The most beautiful in handling and the acceleration is awesome when in an emergency.


Best Features

the leather seats, the heated seats, the ice freezing ac. the space it provides, the output of the radio, the comfort, trunk capacity, handling, most of all the power and speed it delivers, the brakes and everything that comes with it


Worst Features

the suggested improvements is for the dealer they need to stop charging so much for service is ridiculous.


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tires
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By ronald
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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This is my forth jetta, they have improved a lot since then, I seem to gravitate back every time I am ready to buy a new car, which I suppose says it all.


Best Features

everything is to hand even you are driving


Worst Features

The one thing that I do find fault with is the tires, I have changed tires on every jetta that I have owned


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AWESOME CAR!!!
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By Jettalover
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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I once read this car was built for girls... Let me tell you: they were right! It's so easy to drive, but it has muscles! Lovin my jetta! And guys don't be offended, even if it was meant to be for girls.. I'll let you drive it! I promise you won't look girly in it. Gas mileage is not bad at all, I trade this one in for an American car that was supposed to be 30 mpg... Big lie! At least this one gives me what they say and it's super reliable, perfect car for winter even in the 12" of snow optional snow tires required.


Best Features

Smooth ride, cruise control, luxury feel, sound system


Worst Features

maybe radio control in the steering wheel


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