5Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta

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5Volkswagen Jetta
3.9

66 reviews

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76% · 5010 · 15%

Build Quality
4.3
Value for Money
3.7
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.6
Noise Level
3.9
Braking
4.7
Acceleration / Power
4.4
Gear Shifting
4.0
Suspension
4.5
Fuel Efficiency
4.7
Handling
4.4
Interior Design
4.0
Boot Size
4.8
Comfort
4.2
Features
4.3

Reviews

66 reviews
Ahmed C.
Ahmed C.Perth, WA2 posts
  Verified 1B

Terrible transmission

Purchased the car second hand with full service history
Pros :
nice acceleration.
Good features

Cons:
All of the car
This car has dry clutch dq200 7 speed dsg which is a problematic transmission. It is guranteed to wear out quickly and give variety of problems. Mine also did. The car shudders heavily and sharply on acceleration in low speeds. Has very bad and delayed take off from stop. Car is very jerky to drive at low speeds. It is like driving a manual car and staying in lower gear so whenever you take foot off gass engine braking occurs and car suddenly slows. Honestlt if I had done a little bit more research would not have bought this car. If you are going to buy a VW make aure it has the 6 speed dsg and not the 7 speed one. Show details

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Vanessa Sidebottom
Vanessa SidebottomHunter Region, NSW7 posts
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I took it for a test drive and i bought it

I took the car for a test drive and traded my Toyota for the VW Jetta. The car has heated seats, is a little noisy on road but i think it's the tyres with the road base. It has a sporty engine too so that's the difference with the car not being quite also. We have bought all our cars from there. I sked does it have a reversing camera he said no but they are putting one in for me. I wouldn't of probably taken it if he said no but he said he would put one in the car. I'm happy with the car and the colour, dark grey is nice and also an older man owned it too.
Hassan
HassanSydney, NSW5 posts
  1B

If you earned money with hard work don't ever think to buy VW cars

I bought Vw jetta with complete service history from Volkswagen after owning the car for a while i had face issues with car like , transmission was about to gone oil leaks , piston cracks ,over heating engine For god Sake don't buy VW Show details
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Brian G.
Brian G.Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  1B

Concerned about future reliability

Purchased the car from new after operating the car for 46000 kilometres the clutch failed. The clutch plate with the friction plates was defective. The input spline shaft from the gear box would move +/- 10 degrees before engaging the springs connected to the friction plate. I'm not sure that one has to replace a clutch before the first set of tires wear out. The really sad issue is I purchased a manual to avoid some reliability issues Show details
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Timmy Z.
Timmy Z.Illawarra, NSW3 posts
  1B

Perfect mid sized car 103tdi highline

Great fuel economy, better road cornering, road grip, heaps of boots space, plenty of options which you cant find in competitors Japanese cars.
I drive 500kms per week, with both in and out of city travel.
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Ted
Ted31 posts
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Sad they’re no longer around

Couldn’t fault the 2009 Jetta TDI I owned, great run around and good for long distance too. In the time I owned it, I had completed around 70,000km and not a single thing needed replacing (except for tires). I also the previous Jetta, VW Bora v5, clocked up over 240,000km and the only problem was the sunroof starting to leak around 230k km, easy fix though. One of my favourite cars i owned and I still miss it. Highly recommend. I’ve also heard they’re one of the most reliable Volkswagens around. Show details
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Mark
Mark6 posts
  1B

solid

this is a very economical car, not a lot of frills on the comfortline, but not missing out on any features either. dsg gearbox takes a while to get used to.
Art
ArtSydney, NSW
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Geoff B
Geoff BCanberra8 posts
  1B

Needs lots of attention

2014 Jetta TSI 1.4 manual purchased new. Great car but I have always changed the oil and filter (Mann oil filter and synthetic 5w 30 castrol) every 5,000 ks and spark plugs every 30,000ks. Always use 98 octane fuel. No problems with this regime. Show details
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Siren
SirenNorthern Region, NSW2 posts
  1KM

Is a good car 10/10

Is my partners daily drive, he loves it. Costs the same to fill as my car & he gets more kms. Gets serviced twice a year. It gets driven over mountain ranges regularly & never misses a beat. Show details
Ian D.
Ian D.Perth, WA3 posts
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Will55
Will55Melbourne5 posts
  1B

Good customer support

This is our family car and has travelled 56000kms from new. Excellent to drive and very impressive performance and economy.

We've had two issues though, one under warranty for a fuel flap problem that was promptly replaced at no charge. The second issue was with the water pump and supercharger clutch (all one unit). Even though some months out of warranty, Volkswagen Australia did a 'good faith' replacement and included labour at no cost and informed us that this mechanical issue was unacceptable for a car of this age.

Very happy with the service we've received through Vokswagen Ferntree Gully.

Thank you!

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Elm
Elm
  1B

Appalling catastrophic faults

Engine timing chain stretched, waiting on a catastrophic engine fault if it blows before the $1500 repair. Automatic clutch also on its last legs, another $2000 in repairs. ALL KNOWN FAULTS TO VW! Car is almost 5 years old. Avoid like the plague!! Reasonable use of a Car engine should last way more than 100,000km, IMO do not buy one

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Tim
Tim6 posts
  1B

Excellent twincharger

We bought new and haven't had any issues with the non cavd engine as this has a cthd. Consistently getting 5l/100k have had 1 issue where the rhf door mech stopped working, dealer fixed it straight away.Love the superchargers torque which still surprises people when I tell them its a 1.4l

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Dejan
DejanGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC16 posts
  1B

Nice car

Brought this car secondhand 2 1/2 years ago Very luxury performance car , very zippy in traffic has a lot of tork easily five adults can fit in the car boot is massive few things went wrong in couple of years like pcv valve,dv valve,coil pack but that is all Easy and simple to do it yourself

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el r.
el r. · Jetta

Hi, I have a VW Jetta 2015, 118TSI.
Does this model come with timing belt or chain? And when does it need to be replaced?

Annnoyed vw jetter owner
Annnoyed vw jetter owner · Jetta 1B (2012-2017)

I purchased a new Volkswagen Jetta 2011, MY12 Comfort line 118tsi (in 2012) with extras such as sunroof , heated seat , with leather seats, 100ks . I’m in a dilemma as to sell or keep it as I’ve heard this model has had problems with the transmission and who knows what else I may come across. Any idea?

josephwillhinchey
josephwillhinchey · Jetta

I'm looking into a 2006 TDI 2.0 L DSG Jetta, 240,000kms. I've seen mixed advice. What are other people's experiences?

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