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#353 of 389 Re: How realiable and expensiive is it to buy a TDI sportwagon jetta ? [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 27, 2011 (5:37 pm)
Thank you for the TDI article. After reading your Manual recommendation I went today to get back into a Golf and SPW. I love the DSG I must admit but $ considerations are important since I would want to keep the car for minimum 5 years and max 10 . I found that the Golf clutch experience is okay versus the SPW has a longer reach and the required pressure angle of my knee starts to hurt a bit . But I most definitely could handle the golf TDI but nobody seems to have any around perhaps because again there is news about the fuel system ? in the recent Bloomber article . ??
thanks for your help I really appreciate it. With the fuel system probs would you recommend I go Subaru Forester or Honda Fit ? and wait for better perfomance ? I am so undecided , because I love the mileage in the TDI , and classy interiors ! cacspauto
#354 of 389 Re: How realiable and expensiive is it to buy a TDI sportwagon jetta ? [cacspauto]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Apr 27, 2011 (7:24 pm)
Well I'm not going to tell you what to buy. You should buy the car you like the most because you'll be living with it a while. I'd choose the TDI for myself because I think the Honda Fit is getting long in the tooth, is kinda pokey in acceleration and just isn't the front-runner it used to be---still, its a very useful and well-thought out car. The Subaru Forester strikes me as also yesterday's news, and it simply does not have the build quality of the VW.
I figure, what with a warranty and the Lemon Buyback laws, I'm personally willing to roll the dice on the TDI.
But that's just me. You may be more risk-averse than I am.
#355 of 389 Re: How realiable and expensiive is it to buy a TDI sportwagon jetta ? [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 27, 2011 (7:36 pm)
Mr. Shiftright ,
I do not understand how I missed this in the TDI forum because I researched the Spw with regular keywords , problems in this Forum and nothing of the fuel pump came up . Now thanks to your lead I found the entire detailed thread about this problem ! True that after reading CR and read fuel system problems I did not fuel system as a key word.. Oh well.. I think I am not going to buy this car yet .. what a shame but how do I find out that VW is actually doing something about it and since the NHTHSa is still investigating as of Feb 2011 ?
#356 of 389 Re: How realiable and expensiive is it to buy a TDI sportwagon jetta ? [cacspauto]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Apr 28, 2011 (8:33 am)
Well that kind of info takes time to extract and typically most automakers are rather tip-lipped about this sort of problem.
Best thing I could suggest is to check in regularly in our TDI forum right here and see how people are doing with their 2011s. My friends just bought one and so far so good (they have the manual transmission). It's likely that the fuel pump failures are only a small fraction of the total # of cars out there.
To give you an idea, a catastrophic failure rate for an automaker would be like 5-8%, and I doubt the TDI fuel pump failure rate is anything like that.
Edmunds TDI Topic
#357 of 389 2008 Jetta Wolfsburg DSG / RPM Performance
May 23, 2011 (1:39 pm)
I have a 08 Jetta Wolfsburg w/ 2.0T and DSG. We also own a 07 EOS with same engine / trans and an '10 Passat, also with same engine/ trans. I have noticed that the Wolfsburg seems to be geared differently than the other two cars. For example, at 60mph I am turning about 2500 rpm and at 70mph approaching 3k. My two other cars seems to be about 500 rpm less. Is the Wolfsburg geared differently for performance? (btw, the rpm measurements / comparisons are all in standard "D" (drive). Would appreciate some input on this, as I'm starting to think there may be an issue, even though the car shifts beautifully and when I check the gearing by putting into Tiptronic / manual mode, the car indicates I'm in 6th gear.
Thanks for input and advice here.........
#358 of 389 2003 Jetta GLS 1.8T Automatic
Jun 01, 2011 (2:38 pm)
I have had the tranmission looked a before to solve this problem without success. The mechanic says nothing can be done to correct it.
I have to drive about 2-5 minutes in 1st gear before the transmission will shift to the higher gears. I was told the transmission was made by Mitsubishi and this happens sometimes. The thermastat was changed to try to correct it which did not work. It has to was up on its own by running awhile untill it starts to work normally. Does anyone know of an inexpensive fix for this problem?
#359 of 389 Re: 2003 Jetta GLS 1.8T Automatic [bruce97]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jun 01, 2011 (5:06 pm)
Has anyone scanned the car for trouble codes? Perhaps you have a bad transmission control module.
#360 of 389 2002 Jetta 1.8 T TipTronic Trans shifting hard
Jun 23, 2011 (7:39 pm)
My jetta is shifting hard between 2nd n 3rd gears - I took it into the dealer and they said the valve body needs to be replaced. What i would like to find out is what i need to specify when looking for a reman Valve Body. Also, does anyone have any thoughts on just going for a reman transmission..? Or would that be too aggressive...? Anywho, if i could get some help with part #s or descriptions that would be really appreciated.
Thank you in advance,
#361 of 389 1996 VW JETTA TREK - CLUTCH
Sep 15, 2011 (8:33 am)
CLUTCH PEDAL IS ON THE FLOOR. NEW CABLE INSTALLED. NEW CLUTCH AND PRESSURE PLATE INSTALLED. REMOVED TAILSHAFT COVER AND FOUND THE PLUNGER AND ROD ARE STAUCK IN. REMOVED PLUNGER AND ROD, NO DIFFERENCE. INSTALLED PLUNGER AND ROD AND TAPPED END TO TRY AND RELEASE WHATEVER MIGHT BE STUCK. NOTHING HAPPENED. WHAT NEXT. PLEASE, I NEED HELP ASAP!!
#362 of 389 Re: 2008 Jetta Wolfsburg DSG / RPM Performance [cswalden]
Oct 30, 2011 (3:20 pm)
I have the exact same car as you (08 Jetta). My car runs the same as yours I don't think its a problem with the car. At 75mph I'm in the 2500-3000