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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Sedan FWDReview
Allan writes:
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04 Jetta Tdi Recommendation--overall Good — The only issue I have is the way it starts in cold weather when it is not plugged in. When plugged in it starts great. It is a hoot to drive and handles very well for a small car. Surprising

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fuel mileage

Cons: Cold weather starting

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Sedan FWDReview
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Why Doesn't Everyone Own A Vw Diesel? — '04 TDI Sport only 1500 were ever made... and for Canada only. 1200 klms per tank... Sweeeeet! Has a GTI interior! I can't believe how much I enjoy driving this car. I can go from St. John's to Corner Brook and back to Gander before I need to get fuel!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Build quality and economy

Cons: Needs more space in the back seat area

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8T Sedan FWDReview
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Balls Out Car That Is Fun To Drive. — Balls out car that is fun to drive. The 5 speed manual transmission makes driving an enjoyable experience everytime. Responds great on the road, driven 80k miles on it and still no problems. Did i mention it looks slick too?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good gas mileage, fun to drive.

Cons: Might not be fast enough for some.

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Sedan FWDReview
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Not Your Average Vdub. — I'm reviewing my personal Jetta, not the one you would go pick up at uncle Joe's discount auto emporium. Mine was decidedly quick for a 1.8 liter engine. Granted there was over $12,000 stuck into the car. 0-60 mph times generally fell into the 4.5 - 5.0 second range and top speed was GPS verified, but its very incriminating. Handling wasn't top notch, but it would have outmaneuvered (and did) your average riced out fart can mobile. Want my advice for tuning a Jetta to 325-375 bhp? Take it to unitronic, spend money, work late nights and many hours, finish off with cams, fully custom exhaust, and a dyno tune and you're good to go. What was done to the motor will forever be mine and Mike L. of Unitronic's secret.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Acceleration, radius cornering, sound (in car and exhaust).

Cons: Everything is expensive, fuel injectors will give out after cold air intake and muffler, NEEDS BIGGER BRAKES

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL Sedan FWDReview
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Domain — Go performance and quick speed. Handling very exellent drives like crazy but the electricals are kind of complicated to fix.In all it is a very sweet strong car. If you see me on the road, please move aside. We shall meet

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Suspension

Cons: electrical faults

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Sedan FWDReview
Brian writes:
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Silver 04 — Listed as a 1.8T, previous owner dropped an upgraded turbo. Just found this out like 4 weeks ago. Great set of tires, best VW stock rims in the world, so not sure if I wanna hit Tire Rack for some rallys yet. Bought an 04 in 08 only had 35k on it...all leather, Bose CD/DVD stock, Tiptonic shifting, for us lazy automatic users. Will kill 85% of Ricers I line up against in public traffic. first 3 gear ratios are seperated close for good jumps. Pop on the SLS button for less slip. I don't race this around town anymore, due to carseat in back, daughter loves zoomin in it though

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Fast, comfrotable, great for racers who have a family...

Cons: Weight. market and aftermarket parts.  Like all Euros it is impossible to reach ANYTHING.

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Sedan FWDReview
Burgess writes:
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Jetta — German engineering my friends (quiet at higher speeds, shifts nice, clean exceleration)....its the way to go. Also a turbo, very nice way to go(the lag is only there for about 1500 RPMs, the first 1500 RPMs and is gone).

Pros: Clean styling insdie and out, everything is nicely located

Cons: glove box is a little eh...but its a glove box.

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL Sedan FWDReview
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2004 Vw Jetta — I learned to drive stick on my cousin's 04 VW Jetta. The car drove pretty good for the most part, the clutch was a bit hard to press, I think it could use a turbo engine, but other than that, it's a cool car.

Pros: manual transmission, sunroof

Cons: non-turbo

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Sedan FWDReview
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My Jetta — The performance is great. I have low pro tires on it in the summer and I have had no problems with it. The acceleration and stability is great. And it gets great gas meilege for the driving I have to do.

Pros: Acceleration and stability is great

Cons: Parts are expensive

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDi Sedan FWDReview
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Vw Jetta — i loved this car i have a second one now and it rocks! the tdi (turbo diesal ingetion) engaine rocks! the cost very low no probs and if there we they were cheap! it was a very fun car to drive it handles like a 80k$ car!

Pros: everytihing

Cons: nothing

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2022 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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Checks all my boxes off. Larger space than my Corolla. Heated seats, sun roof, leather type seats, electric drivers seat, digital dash. Read More

Review By leahsmith805

This gets such good gas. It’s an amazing car with really cool features. It’s so sleek and clean. Read More

2021 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Jack

its comfortable and great on gas with plenty on power. Read More

Review By Guru9K742G

Roomy, priced right, good value for the price. Android auto connectivity is via a USB cable rather than wireless which is disappointing. Read More

2020 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By gdsnhanson

Good features for the base S model. Engine could use some more hp but that’s how it gets 40 mpg. Read More

Review By Lrgalan51

Excessive oil consumption. No oil showing on the stick before 10,000. Miles, again I liked 1700 more miles before oil change & no oil showing on stick. So VW changed oil & filter & said they added mor... Read More

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By GuruSL823

Bad news no communication with me and will buy some where else Thanks Read More

Review By Guru98GBZP

Well maintained vehicle. The previous owner took very good care of the vehicle Read More

2018 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By John

Price is right, gas mileage is unbelievable. Good deal. Read More

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