2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 5 cylinder from North America
My expectations were low for this vehicle, and they have not been met
This car is constantly being serviced. The electrical system is totally unreliable. Brake lights, headlights, alarm system, turn signal lights, power outlets have been replaced several times.
Ignition cylinder block had to be replaced last year with 17,000 miles on it. Took over a month to be resolved.
Most recently a low pressure turn off engine light has appeared two days after an oil change!
Engine is very loud for about 30 seconds after initial start up. Never heard this with any other car.
What am I doing wrong? My computer says I am getting 14MPG. Ridiculous.
Car handles well.
Quick in sport mode.
Will never purchase a VW again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th May, 2008
2nd Feb 2009, 21:32
One wonders why you purchased the car in the first place. (given your low expectations)
3rd Feb 2009, 12:12
The noise you describe for 30 seconds after starting the engine is the secondary air injection pump. It adds fresh air to the exhaust in order to reduce emissions. It shuts off after about 30 seconds because by then, ample fresh air is running through the engine.
I have to say ditto to the previous comment; I wouldn't buy a car for which I had low expectations.
18th Mar 2010, 08:31
With all the electrical problems, it sounds like the car may have been in a flood prior to your ownership.