anyone have a 2006-up VW jetta?

  • rnch

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    Jul 17, 2009 4:05 PM GMT
    how's it's reliability?

    i recently had one for a rental car...loved it...but have heard some ...disturbing....stories about recent v-dub quality control....icon_confused.gif
  • GQjock

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    Jul 17, 2009 4:33 PM GMT
    I have one and can say that I have yet to have eny trouble
  • EricLA

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    Jul 18, 2009 12:52 AM GMT
    I love the look, inside and out, of recent model VWs. But every time I get close to buying one, I talk to someone who has one who complains about something. One issue it seems to often spring up is something electrical. I've lost count of the number of people who have told me that they'll turn off their car and then notice one of their brake or tail lights are on, even though the lights are off as is the ignition. If unnoticed, it discharges the battery. I don't know why, after all these years, VW hasn't solved this issue once and for all.

    But it also seems to me the cost of parts are higher than most cars.
  • rnch

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    Jul 18, 2009 12:16 PM GMT
    EricLA saidI love the look, inside and out, of recent model VWs. But every time I get close to buying one, I talk to someone who has one who complains about something. One issue it seems to often spring up is something electrical. I've lost count of the number of people who have told me that they'll turn off their car and then notice one of their brake or tail lights are on, even though the lights are off as is the ignition. If unnoticed, it discharges the battery. I don't know why, after all these years, VW hasn't solved this issue once and for all.

    But it also seems to me the cost of parts are higher than most cars.
    yes, my issue also. although i love the interior and "driveability" of the jetta; it's tough to spend that kind of money for a car when honda, toyota and even hyundai make comparable cars that are darn near 100% reliable. icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 18, 2009 9:27 PM GMT
    I have a few mechanics as friends and they HATE Volkswagons because they are a bitch to work on.

    I would always be worried my mechanic would overcharge me to deter from ever coming back again with that VW.
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    Jul 18, 2009 9:35 PM GMT
    VW have had some serious reliability issues in the past few years, unfortunately (it varies from brand to brand, though... Skoda, one of their sub brands, is the third most reliable manufacturer selling in Europe). Along with the reliability issues, Jettas and Golfs (Rabbits) tend to develop interior rattles quite early in their lives. Finally, the VW Golf (Rabbit) has just been replaced in Europe and the Jetta is of course based on that car, so will likely be replaced in the next year or so. Ultimately I'd suggest you avoid the Jetta for now.