2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
There are 3 user reviews for the 2.0L TDI w/Sunroof trim shown below
- Fun to drive. Great gas mileage
- Poor reliability.
Purchased As New
I bought this car new as I was looking for a reliable car. Gas mileage was also important. I was surprised at how much torque the engine had, which made it fun to drive. Not quite a sports car, but certainly quite peppy. The problems, however, started at 1000 miles when I noticed a large amount of oil under the car. It turned out to be a leak at the flange gasket. Then at 2800 miles, a second oil leak occurred which involved a leaking drain plug. I also had noticed a scraping sound associated with a brake, so the brake pads ahd to be reinstalled. A couple of weeks later, the brake noise returned and I started noticing a strong burning smell from the engine. The car has now been in the garage 11 days in the first 4 months of ownership. DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!...read morehide
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- Great Fuel Economy. Nice finish for price. Bluetooth and Media Center. Roominess for the size.
- Sound system. Curve handling.
Purchased As New
I researched many cars, and was primarily looking for a car with excellent gas mileage. I looked at some hybrids, but none was as fun to drive. After 6 weeks, I am getting 45 mpg on the highway at 70 mph (TDI DSG)- amazing. I have only filled the tank twice and have driven more than 1000 miles. In California, diesel #2 is as cheap as regular unleaded, so this was a surprise as in other parts of the country, diesel is priciest.
I think the finish is the typical upscale VW interior, compared to other cars in its class and price point. I also have a 2003 Passat Wagon, and have to say that the Jetta TDI is much more fun to drive. I do have to say that the Monsoon sound system in the Passat is far superior; it has much richer bass. The Sportwagen sounds a little too tinny even with adjustment to the equalizer. The Passat also handled curves much better without any body lean. At speed, I definitely have to brake or adjust my lines to avoid this in the Sportwagen. I do appreciate the better acceleration with the S mode in the TDI DSG. It gives one confidence in merging into dense traffic or passing on congested highways (or accident avoidance). There is a little lag at slow speeds, but overall, the car handles solidly.
I had tried to wait for a Passat Diesel wagon as I do prefer a slightly larger car. But overall, I think the Sportwagen a great car, thus far....read morehide
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- Drivability, Fuel Economy, Reliability (so far), and performance
- interior space and sound system
Purchased As New
Snagged this ride due to the fact I put a lot of miles on a car. I lucked out. Chose this over a Subaru, and am very happy I did. I have family that had older model Jettas (pre-2005) and had horrible luck. However, I learned that VW went through a major quality overhaul since them and so far have not had any trouble out of my Sportwagen. If I drive over 60 mph, my mpg will drop below 40 down to 35 mpg if I am consistently over 75 mph. I prefer to drive in "S" I call it Sport/Super/"Swipe" mode for city driving or if I need a more responsive throttle, yes it drops mpg, but makes up for it in fun.
All in all, I like it. I'm 34, married with 2 kids and 3 dogs that often travel together. I have had several people ask me when I'm going to sell it so they could get dibs.... Since it's a diesel, I may keep it for my 4 year old when he can drive....read morehide
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