2011 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Luv my TDI

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Luv my TDI
By partymarty on


2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)


I purchased my TDI about three months ago, and I am extremely satisfied with all major aspects of the car; particularly the economy and performance of the Clean Diesel. However, I do have a few nitpicky quibbles:
1. There is no padding in the overhead storage compartment, so my glasses rattle when placed there.
2. I am getting used to the digital fuel gauge but I am still searching for some sort of engine temp gauge (I hate idiot lights!).
3. I am also still searching for the ACC setting on the ignition switch.
4. I wish I had adjustable lumbar supports on the front seats.
5. Why do I have to order a nav system to get optional fog lights?
6. There is a big blind spot in the left rear!

Best Features

My favorite features are the snappy exterior styling, the crisp 6-speed manual tranny, the unbelievable performance and economy of the turbo diesel which seems to offer all the advantages of a diesel without most of the drawbacks (noise, smoke, odor, etc)., the capacious rear seating area, the sound and performance of the touch-screen radio, the taut handling (I like a firm ride), the lavish trim level of the TDI (I did not need to purchase any options), and the 3-yr/36K mile paid maintenance plan.

Worst Features

I would like to ditch the sunroof (which I rarely use) in exchange for the some or all of the items I listed previously. I feel this should be a cost-plus optional item for those who want one. The cost savings would more than make up for the paltry items which are missing.
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