With VW cars, it is VERY IMPORTANT to do a tire rotation every 6000 miles or so (front to back, and vice versa). I learned that the hard way with my first VW (Rabbit) in 1984. Since then, I rotate my tires often (it takes 40 minutes), and I never had a tire wear issue ever.
VW wheels are not aligned like other cars. It's what make driving a VW so fun. But there are requirements that go along with this.
Again I wrote this review.
I now have 20,000 miles on the car. I think I like it more. Other than a flat tire I have had no problems. 75mph = 41mpg, that's all that needs to be said. It is quiet, smooth, and efficient. No mistake buying one.
I wrote the original review.
30,500 miles and I just took it in for its 30k mile service. Had the tires balanced when rotated. Car has had 0 problems, well wait, the right rear door was missing a screw, fixed under warranty no questions asked.
I installed a wd6050 radio; I suggest this for anyone who owns a Jetta, it is terrific.
The car has averaged 42mpg over the last 4500 miles. I routinely get 45+ even with the A/C on (as long as I set it between 72-76 deg).
I do not regret this car at all, it just keeps getting better.
Funny to hear from someone that a bolt on the right rear door was missing... I had the same problem a few weeks ago on my 2009 TDI Jetta. While looking through my right mirror, I noticed the back door panel wasn't aligned with the front door. Took 10 minutes to fix at the dealer. Car now has 77000km (48000miles). This is the only "issue" so far.
I wrote the original.
Car has 40k miles on it. Moved, taken a job with much less commute. Car is flawless. I am concerned with the HPFP issues, waiting to see what NHTSA says. Other than that, the car has been brilliant. Looks like the original tires are getting pretty worn.