2010 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: 1.5+ year ownership. Would buy

2010 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel - Consumer Review

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1.5+ year ownership. Would buy it again.
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


I purchased my Jetta TDi early January 2010 and at the time of writing this it is latter September 2011.
Since purchasing the vehicle I have been using Fuelly.com to track my expenses and fuel usage from mile 1. Mixed city driving and average around 38 miles to gallon so I fuel up around once a month. Highway to DC 50+ mpg back roads to Ocean City loaded down with luggage and people 39 mpg.
iPod cable (on third one and will replace this one on warranty). Bluetooth issue at purchase. Could not pair phone with it. Warranty replace. RCD10 media button came off on my finger more than likely do to interior temp was over 120 degrees F. Transmission did not engage once on a steep hill

Best Features

We don't get extreme colds here but we do get cold and I love the heated seats! Love the bluetooth hands free. Some states and areas it is illegal to use hand held device. Enjoy the multifunction display. Ergonomics is great and easy to use. Trunk space is great large capacity and love the velco blocks to hold things in place when only a few items.

Worst Features

relocate the iPod dock plug. I am sure that is where the issue is with the bad plug issue. Cigarette lighter - relocate really hampers the use of that area. Would love more feedback from the vehicle like EGT (Exhaust Gas Temperature) some times it is best to leave vehicle idle so wont damage turbo Boost Gauge (turbo boost) - if your cruising at 60 mph it would have Xlbs of boost (being a diesel) if it doesn't one day, you know there is an issue. Also helps with managing the vehicle
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By balkor2
on 09/27/11 05:49 AM (PDT)

Diesels new get worse mpg then older broken in ones. Last fill up got 39.9 mpg and so far my best is 45.8 mpg even though it is listed far lower. If interested there are companies out there that can modify your vehicle to improve efficiency to 60 + mpg if your serious.

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