2003 Volkswagen Jetta from North America
Ground Clearance will cause excessive expense and computer problems too after warranty runs out
Engine Warning light - repeated times
General computer problems: Diesel glow plug warning, Lost cruise control and locking mechanisms.
Terrible Low Ground Clearance problems Catches all the time on those concrete parking stops - ripping loose the bumper at the side joining points.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th March, 2007
6th Sep 2007, 16:21
I agree with the ground clearance issue. I had my bumper replaced twice after banging it on various low obstacles which dislocated it then I just duct taped it from behind and replace the duct tape periodically.
I get about 50 mpg with my Jetta TDI, but the ground clearance and Check engine lights problems are very bad so I wouldn't buy another Jetta or a VW for that matter. The VW dealer is the only one in 100 miles and it is impossible to get an appointment and when you do, they try to jack up the price any way they can. They wanted to change the rotors when they did the brakes whether it needed it or not.