The engine had numerous problems, I never knew a new vehicle needed its mass air flow sensor replaced 6 times...
And that the transmission would slam so hard into 3rd gear, resulting in the vehicle violently bucking forward. Also might I add that the transmission whined so loudly as you pressed the gas at any given time.
I was told by the dealer service people that: "That's just the way the vehicle drives." Considering I have owned 2 Chevrolet's and 1 Toyota before I purchased the Jetta, and never seen anything drive quite wreckless as the VW did. By the end of 2 years of my 4 year lease on the vehicle, the worthless 24k mile/or 2 year warranty was long over, and had no other choice, but to acquire www.lemonlaw.com and pursue a lawsuit... Not my style, however I did my part as a consumer and kept bringing the "brand new" vehicle in for numerous items to be corrected and fixed, however the car would usually be worse, or just the same upon driving it home from it being in the shop.
Did I mention the anti freeze leak? I brought it in to be fixed, and reported that when the engine was warm, if you walked by my Jetta, you can smell engine coolant overwhelmingly... Well, they "flushed the system" and did whatever else... and could not find anything wrong, got the car back, still smelt like engine coolant, I popped the hood, and there it was, THE ENGINE COOLANT LEAK! I, of all the service techs that worked on the car, found the leak!