2008 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: farfrumworthit

2008 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan - Consumer Review

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By unhappy gilmore on


2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


I am a 3rd time VW owner and have to say - I think VW has done a fantastic job on the new Jetta 2.5 BUT; the quality lacks in so many ways. My first VW was a fox - I have seldom ever admitted owning one but there it is. Nice car. My 2nd was a Jetta 2.5 L 5 speed - the vehicle had a throw out bearing issue in the trans at 2500 miles. I traded it and got a new black automatic one. Since owning it, I have found the transmission can at times be unresponsive or indecisive, the air conditioner condensate drain line was never drilled at the factory and had to be drilled at the dealer after the vehicle's floor pan got soaked. The center cap fell off in the car wash and broke. -farfrumworthit

Best Features

Interior except the radio which appears cheap, like an old GM or FORD. It is functional though.

Worst Features

Quality Quality Quality - Get the process under control, I should NEVER have had to have the body drilled to drain the AC, get rid of the felt on the body orifice seals, they pick up lint and trash, check the car for quality before it leaves Mexico, and finally fix the awful air compressor noise!
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