2006 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
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- Great!!!! Fuel Economy
- Unusual Rattle Noise Inside The Car
Just wanted to tell every body that I left a review back in 11/27/2006 and am here to keep every body updated in my experience with the 2006 Jetta TDI. I bought the car with 0 mile and now am at 15,000 miles am happy to say that I have not had no problems with my TDI. The car runs great like one I first drove of the dealer lot also the car still handel's great and am still getting that great fuel economy of 500+ mile on one tank.......
CON....One thing that I would say that I have experience a problem with is a cabin noise. It sounds like its coming from the dash and some time from the rear it sound like a rattle noise. Its not a everyday going thing but I can hear it from time to time..........read morehide
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- Good fuel economy
- Lifetime repair costs, dependability
I own a 2001 VW Jetta TDI and it will be the last. The hype about German engineering is negated by the assembly in Mexico. (Check the label on the driver side door frame to see where your Jetta is assembled.) I have had the Lifetime Oil Changes done at the proper interval since I owned the vehicle. At the 55,000 mile point, I had to have the glow plugs replaced and every 15,000 miles after that I had some problem in that area. It was either one or more of the glow plugs or the wiring harness itself. That is not cheap. At the 60,000 mile point, your warranty requires you to replace the drive belt and some other things at a $1500 cost. I admit I have 120,000 miles on my Jetta at this point. I recently had to replace the automatic transmission at a cost $4500, average cost for any other make of vehicle is $2500. Nothing is cheap to replace or repair on this car. Do I feel I have a lemon? No. My experience is similar to others. Others have mentioned electrical and wiring problems that I, fortunately, have not had. So my fuel cost savings have been blown in repair costs. I was not prepared and there was no information about repair costs when I bought mine. Good luck finding it today but this was my experience....read morehide
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- Fuel economy, appearance, overall quality
- Too much plastic on areas that require metal; Seats could use more padding; Assembled in Mexico
I absolutely love this car...I think! My wife and I wanted a vehicle that would provide excellent gas mileage and yet offer plenty of room for our kids. The Jetta TDI has fit that bill. After our purchase however, I began to investigate known problems with this particular model via the Internet. Bad idea! After reading literaly thousands of reviews my perception is that we are driving a "timebomb" that could render us stranded without notice. Nevertheless, we have not had a problem to date (4,200 miles) and that is why I have given this such high marks. Hopefully I have not been too quick to judge. A central complaint is the vast amount of plastic this car contains. For example, the visor arm is plastic. That wouldn't be so bad if it did not have an extension feature to block more sunlight. Once it is extended, you get the feeling that any slight bump would cause it to sheer off and land in your lap. The hood release is also plastic and could break at any time. The seats simply do not have enough padding and the manual control arms for the ratcheting concept for vertical movement are plastic (bad idea!). From my research, I have found that a larger percentage of cars that are assembled in Mexico have problems. Apparently they have serious quality control issues and choose to use substandard electronics to save money. VW does not control where Mexico gets the electronics for assembly (bad idea!). As for now, my wife and I are attempting to "love" this car and we do enjoy it very much. Every car manufacturer has its problems and VW is certainly no exception. I only hope we don't fall into the category of those 28% of VW owners that do have problems. The best advice I can offer is do your research but keep an open mind....read morehide
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- GOOD CAR -
- VW DEALERS LIE - PRICE INFLATED
PEOPLE LISTEN YOU CAN BUY YOU OWN OIL AND , GLOW PLUGS INSTALL YOURSELF, DO NOT FALL TRAP INTO THE DEALERS BS LIES.
6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great fuel economy, stylish and comfortable
- My only gripe is that on the automatic the pedals are too close togther.
I prefer this car compared to the previous 2006 model Passat I had. This Jetta handles better, is more comfortable and the fuel economy is a winner, as long as you do enough mileage to warrant the extra cost of a diesal car. But now with gas prices over $3 again the diesel has stayed steady at around $2.80. Very pleased. VW will be bringing out a new diesel Jetta in 2008 for the US market and I will be definitely lookiing at this one too!...read morehide
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- Exceptional fuel economy! Extremely reliable! Superb fit & finish!
- Timing belt has to be changed every 140K km.......and can be pricey from the dealer!
I have a 2004 Jetta TDI wagon! The only maintenance so far outside of regular maintnance, (Oil changes, filter, fuel filter, cabin filter, etc), has been the front bearings went at about 60000 km! The warranty covered that repair! Other than that it's been smooth sailing! My fuel economy has been exceptional..........better than my friends Toyota Prius! I get 51 mpg (imperial gallon) in the city and 58 mpg on the highway..............IN THE REAL WORLD! I drive approx. 35000 km per year! My last Jetta TDI (1997) had 400000 km when I sold it for $4500 CAD...........talk about great resale value! More than 50% of all VW's sold in Canada are diesels! For some odd reason they haven't caught on south of the border!...read morehide
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- It's not a hybrid
I bought my 03 Jetta new in 2002 and have done nothing to it besides clean the EGR, which is no fault of the car. I have ran B100 (100% biodiesel) for about 35,000 of the 96,000 miles I have on the car (I stated using biodiesel after 50,000 miles and I don't use it in the winter due to gelling issues) and the EGR has remained clean ever since. I make the biodiesel for 72 cents/gallon and return an average of 52 miles/gallon, thus the cost per mile is ~1.5 cents. The interior still looks like new, as does the paint. In terms of performance the car accelerates adequetly, however, the passing ability is simply amazing for an engine that produces a modest 90 hp and 155 lb ft of torque. Due to the torque charachteristics of the diesel, max torque is acheived at ~ 1600 RPM so there isn't a need to shift out of fith gear, which helps with the combined 52 miles per gallon. There is NO BETTER CAR currently on the Market!...read morehide
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- fuel economy
I have a 2003 TDI standard transmission. I shift before I hit 2000 rpms, except when getting onto a highway. I use a commercial fuel cardlock. I have tracked my MPG for the life of this car. Once I started shifting at 2000 rpms, my MPG went from 37 to 50 MPG. My low fuel light doesn't go on until 525 miles on one tank of diesel. It decreases to 43 when I have to run the AC in the summer months. The engine doesn't need a tuneup-ever! This cars is so fun because there is no complaining about the mileage or maintenace fees. My money is spent eslewhere!!...read morehide
13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Fuel economy, handling, interior, dashboard, DSG, stereo
- slight electrical problem...., a little slower coming out of first gear
Overall I think this is a well designed car and fun to drive. With that the safety features are incredible, the interior is luxurious, excellent handling, replaced stock tires and put new Yokohamas YK520's what a difference! much smoother ride, great handling, no hydoplaning in rain. This car looks good and for the amount of highway driving I will be doing made sense for me. Have had only one minor irritation, where the lights on the computer display sometimes get slightly dimmer then go back to being normal brightness. has stopped doing it as much lately so will keep an eye on this. Otherwise pleased....read morehide
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- over 45 mpg. great car, great breaks, great road car.
great value. world class car at an affordable price. 12 year rust protection. quiet ride. 14,500 miles and not even one problem.
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