2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI turbo diesel from North America
An environmental nightmare
The main problem with this car is the smell of the interior. As other reviewers have noted, it has a smell of burnt crayons or a wax candle. Shortly after we bought the car, I have experienced nausea, dizziness, headaches, burning eyes and throat. A month later my wife is starting to experience nausea, dizziness.
The dealer has acknowledged the smell, but says all VW's smell that way. So far they've taken the car back over night and did some type of oxidation process, which reduced the smell somewhat, but still having nausea, dizziness.
Car gets great gas mileage, but not worth much if we cannot drive it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 14th June, 2005
14th Jun 2005, 23:21
All newer VWs really DO smell that way. Start smoking in your car, use really strong air-freshener, or sell the car. I also find it hard to believe that the symptoms you're describing can be attributed to the smell of the car...
27th Jun 2005, 16:59
I have the same smell in my 01' Jetta... although I have never had any of the symptoms you claim to have with them smell...