2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 1.8T from North America
It broke my heart
Wiring harness bad 1st day of ownership.
Headlights fogged up.
Gas gauge sending unit bad.
Four batteries in four years.
Radio went bad.
Spring popped out from under driver seat twice.
Continuious grease dripping from all four doors.
Coolant overflow bottle sensor bad.
Door locks bad.
Transmission leaked from pan gasket.
A.C. vents broke with regular usage.
Left rear window regulator bad.
Engine self destructed at 55000 miles.
This is by far the worst automobile I have ever owned.
Workmanship on the car was pathetic.
How sad that the V.W. corporate people can't get back with you until two business days after each request for help.
In this day and age, there is no excuse for this bad treatment and poor quality.
This is a vehicle that was regularly serviced, well cared for, and should have lasted longer.
As soon as I get it back from the new engine replacement, it is getting traded in on a new car, I assure you will not be another Volkswagen.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th June, 2008
30th Jan 2009, 15:45
I have a 2004 Jetta GLI and have had one single problem. My water-pump went at about 50K miles, which is a known issue. Engines dying at 55K is not a known issue, typically though, it is expected that you change the oil in these engines.
Also...The MKIV Jetta GLI only came in a 1.8T 6-Speed Manual, the gearbox code is an 02M. I guess yours isn't a GLI.