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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Overview
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Based on 44 reviews
Volkswagens have long been known for their diesel engines, and for 2004, the Jetta wagons and sedans got a more powerful TDI (turbo direct injection) diesel that still achieved around 50 miles per gallon on the freeway. The 1.9-liter diesel, available in the Jetta GL and GLS sedans and wagons, saw its horsepower upped from 90 to 100, giving the diesel-powered Jettas a bit of an extra kick off the line and a bit more help when passing at highway speeds.
The standard engine in the GL and GLS sedans and wagons was a 115-hp, 2.0-liter gas engine. A five-speed manual transmission was standard across the line, with the exception of the high-end GLI packages, which came with a six-speed manual transmission. A four-speed automatic transmission was optional with the gas-engined Jettas, while a five-speed automatic was optional for Jettas with turbocharged engines.
Standard features for the base Jetta GL package included air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, front and side airbags for the driver and passenger, anti-lock brakes, a tilt/telescoping steering column, an anti-theft alarm system, a keyless entry system, cruise control, and a stereo system with a CD player. Higher-end Jettas added such features as a power sunroof, stability control, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, a power sunroof, and heated front seats.
The Jetta's acceleration, handling, braking, and safety features were cited as positive points by drivers, although some noted that frustrating quality-control issues persisted with the car. The electrical system and automatic transmission were singled out by some drivers as particularly troubling.
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My Jetta Won't Start?
Tried to go to work this morning and my Jetta wouldn't start. I have had this problem before and we have replaced the starter, alternator and battery. It doesn't turn over at all, the lights on the da...
Volkswagen Jetta Doesn't Start
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I have to warm my car up 30 to 45 minutes and still sometimes it won't shift. It does this everytime I start my car. Any advice? The shop says my transmission fluid is fine.
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I have owned car 2 years. Great gas mileage. The car was from FL - driven only two years in PA, so frame and body is very good. I bought it for $6,000 and it sounds like it will be around $3,500 to...