It was replaced at about 70,000 miles under the extended warranty we had purchased with the car. The largest drawback: Although the brakes have decent stopping power, the pedal feels like stepping in a pile of oatmeal. However, it was the end of the 2012 model year, so I had to wait until the 2013 model came out. The car is everything we hoped for and more. The ride quality is quite good, as the suspension easily soaks up most road irregularities.
It was one that would need to be repaired at a body shop or it is going to rust very soon! I end up getting it fixed but it was a very painful process in which it felt like the owner not helpful the whole way. . A five-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed automatic is optional. Fuel diesel consumption is excellent. Build quality is still tight, but the hard plastic surfaces and overall design do little to inspire. Issue was not due to clutch wear as corroborated by the dealership.
I travel over 750 km every weekend, mainly hwy and fuel mileage is great anywhere from 1050 to 1100 km with one tank. I didn't see the reviews on this place before I bought the vehicle only after did I realize how terrible of a business man the owner is. I had to show up there in person to get anywhere. My local shop says it is a very easy car to work on and the parts are inexpensive to replace. The Jetta's handling is hardly memorable, though, and many other small sedans feel lighter and more maneuverable at the helm. I am 45 years old this week, only owned 4 cars prior, 1 Nissan and 3 Volvos.
The interior is simple and doesn't have all the electronics gadgets other vehicle have. Never had any maintenance issues with Jetta. In government crash tests, the Jetta earned an overall score of four stars out of a possible five. Now it's a solid, competent and well-rounded sedan with good driving dynamics, a roomy interior and easy controls. Now, however, those tumbleweeds have given way to comparatively vast fields of decent-to-drive greenery. Compute puts me into limp mode and I wait 2 hours on a Sunday night for a tow. Dealer reprogrammed then horn was disabled, then fixed.
So the best technique is to use throttle discipline or manually actuated shifts to keep revs in the fat part of the torque curve 1750 to 4000 rpm , which allows effortless cruising even in hilly terrain. While the current-generation Jetta started out as a coarse and decontented car, continual updates have significantly improved how the Jetta drives and how it scores in our testing. All Jettas have front and rear antilock disc brakes with brake assist except for the Base model, which has rear drums. My advise just stay away. I have been using fuel additive since day one after researching about the pump issue. It is peppy and fuel efficient, getting an average 45 mpg and about 52 mpg on the highway. These numbers increase slightly if you use premium gasoline.
I bought it July 22, 2013 and currently just rolled over 70k miles in 18 months. How much all of the cost-cutting matters to you depends on your perspective. A five-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed automatic is optional. We are getting 28 mpg in the city and almost 50 mpg on the highway and that is even driving at 70-75 mph. The one issue i had is this afternoon it would not start. It's a great car for first time drivers, college students, young professionals, families and everyone! We knew set its sights on massive North American sales success, and that the sixth-generation Jetta, released two years ago, would form the centerpiece of the automaker's strategy. Off idle, a bit of lag gives way to a thump of thrust as the 2.
And treated me like a nuisance. So I immediately called the owner and he basically tried saying it was my fault and to deal with it myself. Gas mileage exceeds what is printed on invoice. Soon this engine will only be available on much more expensive automobiles. Two years later the dealer finally located the source of the smell--a failed gasket between the exhaust manifold and catalytic converter. Upon returning to the dealership the sales person didn't even attempt to make an offer to sell me the vehicle.
The interior is roomy and comfortable. Very affordable Volvo out-priced me and stopped selling 4 series. I still don't know what is wrong but hopefully nothing too serious. Regardless, i love my jetta and i would not buy anything else. It's good piece of mind.