Last post on Jul 17, 2009 at 3:49 AM
You are in the Volkswagen Jetta
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Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan
#1412 of 1441 Re: Considering buying 06 2.5 [weaselinsuit]
Jan 07, 2009 (5:14 pm)
how often does the timing belt have to be changed?
Never, the 2.5 engine has a timing chain not a belt.
#1413 of 1441 Re: Considering buying 06 2.5 [weaselinsuit]
Jan 08, 2009 (6:04 am)
im getting ready to turn in my 2006 lease. i have not had any problems w/the jetta, the maintenance cost has not been too expensive. The oil changes should be done by either the dealer or someone who speicalizeds in VW.
#1414 of 1441 Thanks for all the replies.....
Jan 10, 2009 (4:08 am)
...I really appreciate it.
I've had the vehicle inspected and it has oil leaks from somewhere in the engine. Without going further and shampooing the engine to locate etc. it could be a number of things but according to the mechanic "all under $1K". They had to put a further 2 litres of oil back in it.
I think I may just pass and keep looking. Fun little car to drive though.
#1415 of 1441 Re: JETTA REAPIR COSTS [smallcar1]
Jan 13, 2009 (5:29 pm)
Here's my experience.
March of 09, I will have had my 2.5 L Jetta for two years, bought it, not leased.
Oil change and tire rotation costs about 80 bucks, at the VW Dealership in Huntsville, AL that I use. But, they wash it for you every time they service it.
I'm not a "harsh" driver, but the Jetta is my main source of transportation. I've had to have roadside come to my house and pick up the car on a flat bed twice (which is free of charge for the first four years, so that's nice, since I live like 30 miles from the dealer). First time, Jetta had 12k miles on it, and the battery flat died. Which I know is not a VW problem but still. That was under warranty, so they came got it, replaced it and I went and got it the next day.
Second time was about two weeks ago. In November, I had the 20k service package done (around 300 dollars, they reccomend these packages where they do everything from re-lube the sunroof to oil change, run tests on the computer, tire rotation, take off and clean several wheel components, and flush all the liquids, they reccomend this at 20, 40, and 60k miles) In the past few weeks, I had noticed a small rattling noise whenever I hit a bad bump in the road. (we all try to avoid these but sometimes you can't due to on coming traffic) Well week before last, I hit a bad bump, and all the way home it seriously sounded like one of my front tires was going to fall off. I wasn't too far from home, so I drove like 10mph the rest of the way, screching and all. They came picked it up, and the next day said I needed new "Strut Bushings" and they would order them and they will be under warranty. They drove it and said they didn't hear anything. Also mentioned I may need new tires, which bewilder's me since these are supposed to be 40k tires and I have 24k on them now and they're saying that. I typically don't keep a new car past 75k miles. I may trade the Jetta in before then if this keeps up.
The tires that come standard on Jetta are Contenintals. I will prob get michelens this next time.
Whatever you do, if you are "buying" the car, negotiate the extra warranty to 100k. It will be worth it from what I'm seeing right now.
I do love the car though, and get compliments on it all the time.
#1416 of 1441 Re: JETTA REAPIR COSTS [micweb]
Jan 14, 2009 (7:12 am)
My 40k "major tuneup" at which plugs were replaced only cost me $300.
Did that include a brake fluid change? Did it include replacing the cabin/pollen filter? (I assume that it included air filter, oil change and tire rotation in addition to plugs)
My dealer's 40K package is much higher, they include some extras that VW does not require. I have not yet gotten their "ala-carte" prices to just to the required stuff. My own, I think generous, educated guess is the required 40K should be maybe $350-400 (including brake fluid change and cabin filter).
#1417 of 1441 Re: JETTA REAPIR COSTS [jeffyscott]
Jan 14, 2009 (2:04 pm)
My bad. I pulled the actual old receipt. The total with air filter, pollen filter, new plugs, brake fluid flush, was $430.87. Back in April of 2003. Considerably more than I remembered.
#1418 of 1441 06 VW Jetta TDI
Jan 15, 2009 (12:32 am)
I bought a new 06 VW diesel Jetta in 07. It has only 3500 miles on it currently. The battery died, wouldn't accept a jump, car had to be towed to dealer. Battery was recharged and declared a good battery. No reason could be given to me as to why the battery died. The car is kept in a heated garage.
Has anyone had battery problems such as this with VW Jetta?
#1419 of 1441 Re: JETTA REAPIR COSTS [micweb]
Jan 15, 2009 (7:34 am)
Hey thanks for checking
But 2003 ...I thought we were talking about 2006+ (which, I continue to point out to edmunds, really should be 2005.5+ ) Jettas here.
So that was probably right around $400, before taxes and fees were added on. My dealer used to have the package (with their extras) at $500, but always had a $50 coupon. They bumped up to $550, so $500 with the readily available coupon. (I happen to have a better coupon for 20% off).
In addition, to what you listed and a tire rotation, they include rebalance wheels, fuel filter, and cleaning fuel injectors in the package.
#1420 of 1441 40K mi maintenance cost
Jan 17, 2009 (8:26 am)
I got the "ala-carte" pricing from my dealer and it would be about $380 (plus tax and fees) for all the maintenance items in the VW 40K mi/48 month list, except for scanning the on board computer. Checking the computer would add $99. All the other "check" items are no charge.
I'm thinking since the end of the full warranty period is near, I'll have them do the scan, just in case that would identify a warranty repair that is needed. With that added in, I am thinking I may as well take their package deal since it will only be another $70 (actually $56 with my 20% off).
#1421 of 1441 What should I do??
Feb 26, 2009 (8:38 pm)
I have this constant dilemma, its not buyers remorse, I have been in my Audi A3 for 9 months, so its too late for that. I MISS my VW's! And I feel that I am paying for the name in the high lease rate ie. $405.00/mo
Dealer next to my house has a CPO 2006 Grey GLI..awesome! Everything I wanted, some things in the GLI that SHOULD have been in the A3. Alas, my dilemma is do I suck it up and keep the A3 for another two years when the lease is up, or do I spring for the $15,800 GLI that has 37,000 miles on it, and roll in the negative equity? Do you think my new payment could be lower than what I am currently paying?
Any suggestions would be great.