2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDi 1.9 turbo diesel from North America
Reliability could be better, but drives well and gets amazing fuel economy
Turbo went in the first few months.
CV joints replaced at about 70,000 Km (40,000 Mi)
Minor electrical annoyances, for example electric window swich stopped working, trunk release stopped working, rear defrost switch failed.
Replaced oil pan twice! (Rocks!!!) (VW should have option to have plate of aluminum instead of plastic).
Despite low horse power, is good off the line, and keeps highway speed without effort. Nice to drive, handles well, with good road feel.
Absolutely amazing fuel economy! I get over 1000 Km (>600 M) on a tank of 60 Liters (15 Gallons) of Diesel. Mind you, that's pretty much steady 110 Kph (65-70 MPH)
The trunk is enormous for a car of this size!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th January, 2007