2004 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

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    2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0T Review
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    Vw Jetta — 95 000 km, black\black, teint windows, 18 inch rims moddified taillight and headlight, sun-roof, 2 year warranty, automatic only 270$\monthly

    Pros: small,luxe,easy for moddification

    Cons: in the winter it stock a lot when you have 4 season tire

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    2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 1.8T Review
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    Quality Economy Car Thats Fun To Drive Daily. — Although it is front wheel drive, and will oversteer like the world is about to end, this car is fun to drive every day, and has enough power to put a smile on your face. smooth ride and great german engineering make this car a great choice.

    Pros: Recaro Seats, 6 Speed Manual, Turbo

    Cons: Front-Wheel Drive, Heavy

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    2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDi Wagon Review
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    So-so Car — It's a pretty fast car with good handling (unless its winter) but I don't feel quite as safe as I do when I'm in my dodge RAM 1500.

    Pros: runs on diesel: tank lasts alot longer

    Cons: FW drive: not so good on icy roads

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    2004 Volkswagen Jetta Review
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    Great Ergonomics, Diesel Economy Is Exellent, Car Actually Appreciated After I Bought It! — I bought this car certified used at 55K, and now have 109K on it, and LOVE the car. Same coloring and body style as my wife's Avalon, but over twice MPG, and plenty of room for the two of us. We take it on trips instead of the bigger Avalon, because we don't need the room and the car feels great. Now the Avalon is more comfortable, but the Jetta is more than sufficent for the oil consious (patriotic American at a time of war). I will buy another Jetta next time, expecially if they make a diesel HYBRID in the near future! All the efficency of the Prius without the complication or need to replace batteries. A little less prestige, but a great buy.

    Owner for 2 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:35,000

    Pros: economy, style, sturdy, all around great car.  the best i've bought

    Cons: crank seat adjustments in front a pain.  cup holders a little awkward.

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    2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Review
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    A Good Option For A Socially Conscious Driver Whose Bank Account Is A Little Bloated. — My friend Amy recently lent me her 2004 biodiesel-powered Jetta for the afternoon. This was the first diesel vehicle I had ever driven, but I had an idea of what to expect—lots of low end torque, a narrow power band, and a loud rumbling engine. I was pleasantly surprised. Volkswagen has done a good job of tuning the engine to keep it more user-friendly for drivers used to gasoline engines. The small turbocharger helps spread out the power band without introducing any lag, and the engine is reasonably quiet and consistent in volume throughout the rev range. I thoroughly enjoyed driving this car. The steering is sharp and the body stays completely level in sharp turns, likely due to the low center of gravity and tight suspension. The engine’s overall power (100 hp, 177 lb-ft of torque) isn’t overwhelming, but the 5-speed manual transmission and wide power band make it easy to accelerate quickly when needed. Exterior styling is one of the Jetta’s low points. The design is an evolution of the “folded paper” look of the original 1979 model. Volkswagen seems to think that slightly rounding the creases is an acceptable way to modernize the Jetta. Unfortunately, it still just looks like a boring metal box. The interior is a stark contrast to the exterior. Soft black plastic with silver accents covers most surfaces. The smooth curves of the dashboard and center console have convinced me that this car was actually designed in the 21st century. It only gets better when the headlights are switched on, as everything is bathed in a mellow orange glow. The best part of owning a diesel vehicle is the fuel economy. You really can’t go wrong with the Jetta’s EPA ratings of 31/40 mpg, which put it on a par with much smaller and weaker gasoline-powered cars. After 3 hours of city driving, the fuel gauge needle hadn’t moved a millimeter. For Amy, the ability to run the Jetta on biodiesel is the major selling point of the car. She doesn’t like to support middle-eastern countries that harbor terrorists by buying their exported oil. “I don’t want to give my money to the terrorists”, she says. That may be the best reason to buy a diesel car today. Independence from foreign oil and zero emissions make it a great choice for a socially conscious driver. I think the Jetta can also appeal to those who just want a reliable car that will save them money at the pump, but the purchase price could be a problem. In the US, Volkswagen has always sold the Jetta TDI at a much higher price point than the gasoline model, and used examples have held their value well due to the high quality. Perhaps once diesels begin to catch on in this country prices will become more reasonable.

    Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

    Pros: Well-tuned engine makes the transition from gasoline easier
    Great handling
    Fuel economy puts subcompacts to shame
    Modern interior

    Cons: Bland styling
    Expensive

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    2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 1.8T Review
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    It's An Aquired Taste. — This car is purely for speed only. I have an exceptional amount of mods on this car, and once it passes e-check I will run it down the track as promised. So I hope it pulls a good time. Since 2006 I have only replaced the water pump and done oil changes and tires...very reliable. I've had the car up to 155mph with more to go. Haven't ran it on the dyno since the fmic and 3" exhaust, but should be 330hp out of a 1.8 liter engine.

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

    Pros: I like everything about this car.

    Cons: I hate limp mode.

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    2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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    I Love My 2004 Vw Jetta Gls 1.8t — I like everything about this car. Most importantly it is safe and it handles great. Versitle, you can drive this car on the daily commute or take her for a joy ride to the coast for some fun. I would recommend this car to anyone.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Excellent brakes and handling. Fun to drive yet practical. Safe, reliable.

    Cons: I hear service costs are high, but this is to be expected. I have not had any major issues.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    Excellent By Mannyhutch

    Great daily driver, very good on gas, reliable, comfortable, this is a car that any person that has a long daily commute will enjoy, best part is going to the gas pump and not spending too much to fil... Read More

    Great Daily Driver For The People Who Enjoy Driving By dustan

    Overall a great car, I enjoy every drive. The car is comfortable and efficient all while being completely sexy. The car can get out of its own way well and it a blast to drive at highway speeds. The a... Read More

    2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    Love Our Jetta By chuckcars

    This is our go to town car. Had it 2 years. Changes the oil, free at dealer, and no trouoble. except for inability to change the clock time this year. Now for a trip to the dealer since it is still in... Read More

    Very Happy With Car By Jcar

    Super pleased with economy - I drive mostly highway, mostly 75-80 mph and average over 40 mpg. This is reason I bought the car - as I drive 120 miles to/from work. Great stereo, nice comfort, ve... Read More

    2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    2012 Vw Jetta By Will

    Amazing car! Fun to drive around for daily commutes and even better for long road trips with good friends. I have driven this car through the best and worst weather conditions and it has kept powering... Read More

    Decent Car For A Decent Price By lemoffett

    I loved that this car was under $20k brand new. I also liked that it came with black interior for a white car. The best thing about this car was that all windows rolled up/down with one click. I went ... Read More

    2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

    This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

    2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

    This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

    2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    Great Student Car By Ginese1

    This car was the perfect pick for my daughter, she learned to drive with my Volvo SUV, then my Passat. These were a little big for her and harder to navigate parking situations. I surprised her with... Read More

    Great Value By Jonesb930

    Overall I am happy that I purchased this car. I am at 100K and ready to trade it in but have been hesitating since it was such a great car overall. I have driven a newer model Passat during the last s... Read More

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