2003 VW Jetta TDI Diesel Reviews

OJshakewell

My Jetta has served me well

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Pros: Designed for the autobahn

Cons: Some electrical problems

This Diesel drives just like a regular gas car and the average driver would never know the difference. It's also got all kinds of torque and eats Colorado mountain passes for breakfast. I've been known to pass everyone going up Mt. Vernon Canyon (that steep part of I-70 between Denver and Genesee that has 6% grades) at unsafe speeds. This car is so much fun, that it's easy to forget that I'm getting 45+ MPG. Diesel engines are tougher than gas engines because the fuel puts out so much more energy. So Maintenance is less frequent, but more expensive. The manual only reccomends oil changes every 10k miles, but I've paid around $90 for a scheduled service call. The...
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