Does the PZEV hurt the performance of the engine compared to one without?


Asked by Oct 07, 2014 at 01:31 PM about the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta SE PZEV

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I'm looking at a new Jetta.  They all seem to have the PZEV attached to the engine.  Is
this going to be a costly repair down the road?

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Scott Sr.

A partial zero emissions vehicle is a vehicle that has zero evaporative emissions from its fuel system, has a 15-year (or at least 150,000-mile) warranty on its emission-control components, and meets SULEV tailpipe-emission standards (Wikipedia). I do not believe this has a negative impact on performance and adds a bit of longevity to its emissions systems.

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Thank you for your answer. I've never owned a VW before except for an old beetle a long time ago. I have always heard they are more expensive to maintain and repair than a Toyota or Honda. The 2015's look pretty nice though.

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Scott Sr.

When the recommended scheduled maintenance items for the VWs are adhered to religiously, they are every bit as reliable as the Japanese cars. VWs also carry with them a heritage of engineering and innovation second to none. Additionally, they are one of the few car manufacturers today that produce vehicles that are as comfortable for me at 6'5" as they are for my wife at 5'0". Engineering complexity has increased in all manufacturers's hard to say that one is more or less expensive to maintain (under $30K price). Primary drivers for cost of ownership now are warranties, fuel economy, and resale value.

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Adrian Seal

Don't believe VW emissions, look at their scandal lol

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Has anyone looked into Subaru??? They have pzev and lower cost of maintenance...their parts are more affordable than VW...and longevity is great!!!!


Their cars really lives up to their slogan...

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