2010 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Clutch failed at 20k miles

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Clutch failed at 20k miles
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Limited Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M)


At 20k miles, the clutch completely burned up.
Smoke, burning smell, the whole deal.
VW says the clutch is a "wear and tear" item, like tires or brakes, and thus it is not covered under my 3 yr/36k "worry free" new car warranty.
The repair cost quoted by the dealer is $2400.

I am an experienced manual driver and have never burned out a clutch before.
My previous Jetta (1998) went over 160k on the original clutch before I traded it in.
But, VW insists this is caused by the driver and not the part.

I actually really loved this car until the clutch failed.
But after having that happen, I'm not sure I could buy another one.

Best Features

Fun to drive Roomy for a small car

Worst Features

A quality clutch. Stand behind your product when it fails rather than blaming the driver.
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