2008 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: What a Hunk of Junk

2008 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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SE Sedan (2.5L 5-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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What a Hunk of Junk
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M)


I made the mistake of trading in my 1994 Honda Civic for a brand new Jetta, suckered by the "sign and drive" lease promotion. I assumed I was purchasing a new-- therefore safer and more reliable-- vehicle. My old Honda had hit 200k miles and never had problems, but I didn't want to risk it. My "new" Jetta has less than 2,000 miles on it, and I have already had to bring it in for service 3 times. I'll be making a 4th visit tomorrow. The "check engine light" keeps coming on! I keep getting faulty parts replaced, and yet the light continues to pop up, alerting me of new problems. You know you bought a lemon when even the service department admits that the old civics was a better automobile.

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Sirius satellite radio

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Who cares? I am never buying another VW. Do whatever you want with it.
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