2009 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDI from North America
Air bag light on since 58000 miles approx.
Headlight bulb at 62000 miles approx.
Brake light bulb at 63k miles approx.
Very sturdy build quality.
Fuel consumption consistently at 33-34 MPG in the city and 39-43 on the highway, or higher, depending on driving.
Original tires replaced at 70000 miles. Could have gone longer.
Excellent handling and very durable interiors, particularly the seats, which look like the day I bought this car brand new from the dealership.
The DSG transmission is great value for the cost of this car, and as far as I know, the warranty on these has been extended to 100000 miles or more if I might be wrong.
I like the fact that a 10k mile oil change interval has saved me several trips to the dealership or service department over the period of my ownership.
In my opinion, the car started paying me back for the extra cost I paid for the diesel upfront, in terms of fuel savings (once it has crossed 50,000 miles) and durability, potential resale value and lower frequency of oil changes. However I would like to assert that the seat still continues to feel stiff, and the suspension and steering still feel as hard as they did like new, and the doors still have to slammed hard. Whenever I bring up these issues at the dealership, they remark in an all knowing tone, "that's the way the Germans build their cars". Come on, don't say that to a perfectly legal, non permanent resident, foreigner dude, who comes from a land where they build German cars. Maybe that's the way it is designed.
Overall, an excellent car for the college kid or small family, for touring or city purposes.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th September, 2012