2013 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan User Reviews
2.0L S shown
- $15,545 - $31,180
- No trim specified for this review
- big trunk and back
- cheap hard plastic interior causing lots of rattling noise, poor gas
Purchased As New
I can't believe the overall positive reviews for this car. I got it new, with nav and the upgraded fender audio.
First day, i turn on the volume, I hear rattling noise from the rear deck! The subwoofer was too strong, and the cheap plastic deck is vibrating between the glass and the trunk! I fixed it by putting dirty rags between the metal frame inside the trunk and plastic deck, but this shouldn't be needed!
Next thing, the glass got dirty, i turn on the nozzle, and to my surprise, i can smell the washer fluid! I asked VW about this, and they say it can't be fixed, becuase the air intake was placed very close to the wipers, that's why i can smell it. So now anytime i want to clean the windshield, I MUST make sure the air is circulating inside the car only!
In general, the dash, the doors, the interior of the entire car is made of CHEAP HARD plastic, (except roof, that's lined nicely) It wouldn't be so bad had they put some insulation in. But no, there's nothing! So while I drive, I get the pleasure of hearing all the road noise, and the soothing rattling of the cheap plastic as it resonates with the car as it vibrates over every bump and hump on the road.
O yes, I also get pleasure of hearing the hollow cheap plastic sound anytime close the door.
Tech wise, the nav gets you where u need to go, but it's so cheap, there's no pan function on the map! Hello!!?? I sometimes want to see the map that's at least further than 20 meters down...and when you zoom out on the map, you loose all detail! There's also no live traffic either!
The AC is manual with cheap plastic knobs that feels like it's going to fall off. My old 1997 nissan altima had better made push button controls It's 2013 now!
O..and the gas mileage sucks, i get less than 500km / tank (mostly hwy driving) on a 55L gas tank. It's using more than 10L/100km, while not giving me much performance!!
But hey, it's big in the back, and the trunk is big....and it hasn't exploded or died on me yet..i guess that's good..
Overall, VW really cheaped out on this car. It feels like a car from the 90's and the only way you can tell this was a 2012 car is because it had NAV. All other competitors give you better interior, better tech for less $$$, my advice is...cross shop before you buy, don't do what i did and rushed into buying a car...(I needed a car for work...)
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