2004 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

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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    Clutch

    Should i replace my flywheel when the clutch is replaced?

    My Volkswagon Jetta Will Not Shift.

    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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    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...

    I Have A 2004 Jetta 1.8t It Goes Thru Spurts Where It Won't Startt

    My Jetta gives me problems I have noticed that usually after I was my car or it has been raining or wet outstide that my car won't start. Is this common with Jetta?

    Transmission Swap

    I have an 04 vw jetta & would like to swap the transmission from an 07 vw jetta. Are the engines the same size? Would it work?