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250k Mile TDI Review
Pros: Heated seats
Cons: Low clearance on front end.Just reached 250k miles on an 03 Jetta TDI GLS Wagon, 5 speed stick. Great car. Still getting 44 mpg overall. Normal routine maintenance. Highly recommend the TDI engine and VW body. Still runs perfect and rides comfortable. Would buy another without hesitation.
Cons: jWould Most definantly own another jetta
Right there at the top
Pros: Opening and closing windows and sunroof from outside.
Cons: cup holders block a/c ventsHaving owned a new foreign car or domestic truck every two years since 1989 I can tell you the VW Jetta TDI is one car I can't get rid of. Seven years and 157K later it still looks and drives very well. Less than 1K $ in non-maintenance repairs the TDI just keeps on trucking along at 40+ mpg mixed driving. Not nearly as fast as some of my others but much more frugal on gas (685 mp tank). Wish VW would put the Diesel in the CC.
Pros: It's just a plain fun sensible car.
Cons: No leatherHad it as a rental for 3 months. Really like the car. Very logical practical & yet fun & the diesel is great on gas
Best Car Ever Owned
Pros: clean mileage
Cons: automatic locking feature of the doorsMine is a TDI diesel. Clean, powerful, efficient, and a good performer. I now have 127,000 miles, and have done nothing but change oil, fuel filters,, and tires. You could not ask more from a car!!