2006 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan 1.6
A reliable performer, but thumbs down on the life of the interior parts and fittings
Interior accessories and trim are not holding up to the vehicle's performance and reliability.
Stereo system had to be replaced, as the details on the buttons were worn off and all the plastic frame began to "bubble" and peel away.
Plastic parts on doors have also been peeling away.
Interior upholstery on the hood and doors and frame are becoming unstuck with an unsightly sag.
Headlights are no longer clear, but permanently frosted.
Having been persuaded to acquire another VW vehicle after my experience with the VW Bora, I am very disappointed that the niggling problems in the BORA have not been addressed and they are now surfacing earlier in the life of my JETTA.
I agree on the engine's superior performance and the comfortable feel of the vehicle on the road, but the problems with the interior assembly and others such as headlamps are clearly not being addressed.
The dealer's attitude is that you should fix the problem yourself.
Sorry, will NOT be acquiring another or recommending this vehicle to anyone!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th May, 2010
They make specific polishes for your headlight fogging problem nowadays as these plastic headlight housings have been around for over 20 years now. Granted they shouldn't be fogging at 4 years old! Now if I only had a quick fix for the rest of your list huh?
Sorry for such a long list of woes on a relatively young car. Better luck on your next purchase.