1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI from North America
This car is great. I love my TDI!
Problems to date include:
1. Broken hinge on the glove box.
2. One dead glow plug.
3. One dead mass air flow sensor.
4. Partial clogging/restriction of the intake system and exhaust gas recirculation valve.
This car's high performance comes from its 160 ft/pounds of torque at a mere 1900 RPM.
My average fuel economy is 45 miles per gallon of diesel fuel.
There is an incredible network of fellow Turbo Direct Injection drivers to communicate with for any questions concerning these cars (www.tdiclub.com).
In response to a few of the negative posts here, I’d like to say that the yellow wax like substance that may leak out of your door panels, is there to prevent rust. Were you not impressed by an 11-year corrosion warranty?
Trunk space is amazing! I can easily fit over eight of our computers into the trunk to bring to remote classrooms.
The brakes on the car are great; I’m over 50,000 miles on the pads now.
Lots of little extras make this a great buy of a car including:
Cool blue/red instrument lighting, air bags, air conditioning, alarm, cruise control, electric windows/locks/mirrors… etc are all standard equipment. There is a power outlet in the trunk, a 3rd sun visor in the cabin, and a pollen filter on the ventilation system.
This car is great. I love my VW Turbo Direct Injection!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th June, 2003