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DSG trans slippage?I
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By mark
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel SportWagen TDI 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


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light purchased car april 09,and really like the gas mileage esp. in town. Having problem with the DSG trans. slipping when on an incline. The trans. slips to neutral and the car starts to roll backwards for a few feet and then engages.Talked with dealer today and he said that was because the trans. goes to neutral at a stop. Offered no fix except possible software upgrade. Was wondering if any one else had same problem and what the fix was? Also added on a dimming mirror with homelink. This should be an option on sportwagon.


Best Features

Mileage,Nav system,Panorama roof


Worst Features

radio control on steering wheel,auto dimming mirror


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Great Car, Would recommend
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By Neil
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel SportWagen TDI 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


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The ratings I base on any car that's as fuel efficient as this one. Much more fun to drive than a hybrid, yet gets nearly the same mileage. Spacious, back seat fits adults, seats comfortable on a 1400 mile, three day trip. Be wary of the hype that the car will get over 50 mpg. Trying real hard I can get 45 - 46. Around town I've been getting much better than I'd guessed, 38 - 40. I have the manual and keep the car at 1500 rpms unless going uphill. Never needs to be at more than 2000 rpms unless in top gear, passing or entering a freeway. Averaging 70 mph you will be lucky to exceed 41 mpg. It's in the constant 50s and 60s that 46+mpg is possible.


Best Features

mpg, performance, comfort, looks


Worst Features

Auto headlight off


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A lot to like
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By Mike
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel TDI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


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The Jetta in general closely approximates an entry level luxury sedan while being priced closer to more basic sedans. The TDI drive train provides tremendous performance with exceptional mileage (40+ mpg is easily obtained driving gently). At idle it sounds different than a gasoline engine but not objectionable. There is no diesel smell. Its acceleration and responsiveness are impressive. The trunk is large and easily accessible with a pass through for long objects. The cabin is comfortable for four. This car deserves to be very popular. I see no good reasons not to consider it if looking for a mid sized sedan.


Best Features

Responsive drive train. Great mileage and range. Superior handling. Comfortable well appointed interior. Good sound system.


Worst Features

Something similar to GM's onstar might be nice but in general the car just works well.


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A Win-Win Situation
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By WC4NC
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel SportWagen TDI 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


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Like everyone else, fuel economy is in everyones mind. Driving a BMW 525 70 miles per day to work was getting expensive. Much shopping/research went on and the VW TDI SportWagen was the Ace of Hearts that we were looking for so the BMW went bye-bye. I look forward to driving this car everyday and thank God I was lucky enough to find one on the lot on my first visit to the VW dealer.


Best Features

Higher MPG than my old car & price of Diesel is a no brainer. Sporty looking and my daughter loves the 52" sunroof. Definitely roomy for the kids & their stuff. Not noisy/smelly like the old diesel cars. Normal size spare tire. Navigation w/DVD player. Great response when taking off (Turbo)


Worst Features

The built in Harddrive needs more user friendly features. Full power seats, not just reclining only. Radio ctrl on steering wheel.


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Finally A Car I Love
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By JLA
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel SportWagen TDI 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


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Just picked up my Jetta TDI Sportswagon last week and so far I'm loving it. Fun to drive, handles great, the turbo is a real kick. Perfect size after driving mini-vans for the last 19 years. Plenty of cargo area in the back, seats are comfortable. A/C works great and cools down the car within a couple of minutes. So far I'm still on my first tank of gas but at 175 miles I've only used a quarter of a tank of gas. Nice to finally have a car I look forward to driving.


Best Features

Pano sunroof, gas mileage, turbo, DSG transmission, info display & my after- market Nav/Sound System (car did not come equipped with that item)


Worst Features

Power front seats with memory option and more storage area in front of car. Real leather interior upgrade would be nice but the leatherette is a good substitute.


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