2004 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8 TDI
I kept it partly to see if it could possibly be true that a car can be this bad
Turbo started leaking and was replaced.
Clutch blew while downshifting and was towed.
Water pump and radiator fell out on highway, and it was towed.
Engine started clicking, so the camshaft was replaced.
Shocks broke while driving.
Trouble lights were on at least 4 or 5 other times.
Steering rack recently failed.
Emergency brakes needed to be replaced.
We had this car serviced religiously, did not drive it hard and kept it garaged. Have spent 14000 on repairs. Would have been 4000 higher, but I used a local VW guy. The car rides well and the mileage is great.
Overall the worst car imaginable. Have spent more on repairs than the last 12 cars I have owned or own.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th November, 2013