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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!!
Love the Car, Hate the problems
Pros: Love the power and handling
Cons: Over sensitive check engine light and a little noisyI bought my Jetta new in April 2006, after 3 weeks I had to go back to the dealer because the bolts attaching the engine to the block had snapped off. That should have been my signal to return it. I have had the car in the shop about 18 times since then with several different issues. Check engine light is way too sensitive and nothing is a simple fix.
Pros: Gas Mileage
Cons: boring look
Advice: try it outIts fun car. It just looks like everything else out there, but it's safe - feels safe.
Pros: dash and lighting, handling
Cons: quality and muti function display
Advice: do not buy this car if you more than 10 miles from dealership....you will be visiting quite often.Great Handling and MPG. Electrical problems from 6500 miles on. Interior seats are leather and color is wearing off in certain spots, Multi fuction display is not user friendly at all. Many lube centers do not carry oil and filters for this car requiring a dealer visit for oil change...very expensive.
Pros: TDI Engine w/ 6 speed DSG automatic
Cons: Dash Rattles
Advice: Don't compare this to a gasoline engine, view it on its own scale.Only major problem was a module in the driver’s door that opened the window by itself, but fixed under warranty. Dash rattles that come and go are my only complaint now. 39.25 mpg in mixed driving is awesome! Diesel is the future! Just don't expect geniuses at the service department.
Pros: the sport handling
Cons: could be more sleek looking
Advice: you will love the car and all the optionshandles great, amazing pick up for a 150 hp.