Affordable, economical, compact sedans by basic design, as equipped here, each possesses… If there were any doubts about Dr. It looked like it was very well taken care of. It handles long interstate cruises very well with stability that made us feel like we were driving a larger vehicle. We moved the seats slightly forward to accommodate a full load of passengers while retaining a relatively comfortable position for a tall driver. I'm in the market for a new 5spd Jetta. I bought it with 107,000 on it and got rid of it with 140,000 maybe? They're probably the worst of the cars in their class as far as failures and cost of operation.
Long story long, this car breaks down way too much. The chassis and rear suspension were also designed to provide more trunk space. At a press conference the day before the show, Dr. In fact, matched up against most larger six-cylinder jobs, the Jetta's four-cylinder will catch the flag first. Both front window regulators have been replaced One at 15K miles, the other at 20K miles when the car was under warranty. In fact after my time in the Jetta, I drove back home in a Buick Park Avenue Ultra, which was like switching from a horsehair mattress to a goosedown pillow. I hear more complaints about them than any other feature, no matter the make of car.
Solution was to get a steel sleeve placed into the oil pan for the drain plug to fit in. Prevalent on most foreign cars that lack powered seatbacks, these stiff and difficult-to-turn giant wheels have got to go. Very reliable and runs strong despite the 156Kmiles!! Year of manufacture 2000 First year of ownership 2000 Most recent year of ownership 2003 Engine and transmission 2. Another handle operates like a jack to raise or lower the driver. If you really want to drive fast on the daily commute, head beneath the radar. We first had a problem with a Idle Valve at first, its feels like when you come to s red light, the car still wants to go as your putting more pressure on your breaks,,,as well as backing up.
That saying is too true! When I switched over to test drive the automatic transmission model it was almost astounding to discover virtually no difference except for an occasional split-second lag between first and second gear. Oil filter is only the filter element, and costs about 4-6x as much as a regular oil filter for no reasn and with no benefit. Seatbacks are adjustable via side seat-mounted hand-cranked wheels, the scourge of women with small hands or weak muscles. Always keep on top of the timing belt changes with new water pump and tensioner. Some people may prefer more cushion, while others like us find them supportive and quite comfortable.
I have 375,000 on it and still going. I would fix one thing and this would break, fix that, this would break, etc. Until we hit 170,000 miles, out of nowhere, there are electrical problems and overheating and just a lot of bizarre intermittent problems. Rear brake pads shouldn't fail before fronts. But more impressive is its torque. Mine still runs and drives great at almost 172k. High unemployment rates and a rather bleak market have caused consumers to shy away from financing a more expensive new… Forget flash.
Doesn't even tell what to torque the drain plug to. The shifter has a more solid feel than in years past, making it easier to make quick shifts. With this kind of power and a grip that paints itself to the pavement, you're going to enjoy taking this car to the edge. On heavy-footed acceleration the Jetta tracked true with no detectable torque steer. To this point have had all scheduled services done at dealership, so no reason for this to happen. Once you've accepted their reaction the brakes actually give you more confidence in the Jetta's stopping ability. Fortunately, the well-designed seats' thigh-hugging side bolsters are firm enough to hold you upright sliding through zigzags at speed.
A big question for some families considering the Jetta: Will it turn off teen-agers? It delivers good off-the-line performance with a wide power band for mid- and high-end performance. Remedy Gates will notify owners, and dealers will replace the water pump, free of charge. Last year, the government took almost 700,000 vehicles out of service with Cash for Clunkers, decreasing the available supply of used vehicles. What gives the Jetta its race pace? I replaced the water pump shortly after buying it. It is quick and quiet, has plenty of cargo space, and its safety equipment and crash-test results are commendable. At 170,000 miles the whole car is going to crap.
Three shoulder harnesses and three headrests are installed in the rear for safety. Driving Impressions Driving is where the Jetta shines brightest. Scheduled maintenance is free for the first 24,000 miles. The front bucket seats are built firm in the European tradition. Extremely responsive at just a tap of the toe, they take some adjusting to.