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#206 of 246 Re: Faulty door locks on 2009 Sportwagen?
Nov 05, 2010 (5:44 pm)
You are funny - this has been a "preexisting condition" in VW / Audi for over 10 years.... welcome to the club.
With my wifes 2003 Jetta, we have to use the key inserted into the drivers door to enguage/disenguage the locks and alarm. It is farrrr cheaper than having it 'fixed'.
It all started years ago after the drivers window was left open and there was a summer thunderstorm. The drivers-door lock has never been the same since.
#207 of 246 Rattle in dash of 2010 Jetta SportWagen TDI
Nov 16, 2010 (4:41 pm)
I have a 2010 SportWagen TDI and there is a rattle in the dash on the passenger side when I reach 70 miles per hour (unless the weather is warm when it will do it at lower speeds). I've taken it in twice to have the dealership try to fix it with no success. The last time they said they adjusted the glove compartment door. It sounds like it's coming from behind the glove compartment. Anyone had a similar experience and had any luck determining the cause and, hopefully, the fix.
#208 of 246 Re: insurance on the Sportwagen [asa]
Jun 24, 2011 (3:26 pm)
State Farm charges me basically the same for a 2011 Sportwagen SE than they did for my previous 2002 Mazda Protege 5, with comprehensive coverage on both. The Sportwagen was considerably cheaper to insure than the Honda Fit, for example.
#209 of 246 2011 Jetta TDI Sportwagen
Jul 04, 2011 (6:53 pm)
Purchased a 2011 Jetta TDI Sportwagen auto one month ago with sun roof as the only option.
After months of studying and test driving cars it come down to the Audi A3 TDI, Gulf TDI and Jetta Sportswagon TDI. The Audi was a real pleasure to drive but the price tag of 32,500 was a bit over the top especially when a comparable Golf TDI could be had for $8000 less. Another turn off with the Audi are the leather seats since there was no other option. The hardest decision was choosing between the Golf and the Sportswagon and it took over one hour looking at them side by side before deciding. I come back from 1000 miles HWY trip carrying 2 passengers and traveling the speed limit at 70 mph and using the AC. The gas mileage come to 41.5 mpg while on cruse most of the way . Driving at 60 mpg around town netted 42 mpg. So far I drove the car a bit over 1800 miles and coming from the likes of Toyota Tundras and Chevy conversion vans I am pleasantly surprised with the comfort, handling and especially the mpg.
Should I expect better gas mileage going forward? Most of my driving will be in Florida with 10% city and 90% hwy at 60 mph or less .
#210 of 246 What's up with the head rest removal design?
Jul 27, 2011 (8:55 am)
Why have the VW engineers not been able to figure out a better system for managing the rear head rests? Maybe I'm going out on a limb here, but it's a pretty good bet that those purchasing a sportswagen are probably going to want to fully flatten the rear cargo area on occasion. In such cases you have to remove the head rests... I tried this just now and have failed. Frankly I don't have enough time to futz around with screwdrivers and really don't want to risk damaging anything because I'm not smart enough to figure the darn thing out...
Got the two main rests removed, but the middle one won't budge (or I'm afraid to yank on it any harder) so I'm just going to lay it down normally and forgo laying it flat for now.
Why is it that the folks at Chevy can figure out a simple hinge locking/unlocking design that simply allows the head rest to unlock and flop forward (without removal) in such a configuration, but German engineers can't seem to work it out?
Other than this, it's a great car... but come on.
#211 of 246 Are fuel pump issues resolved?
Jul 27, 2011 (10:18 am)
Thinking of buying a 2011 or 2012 JSW TDI, but am concerned about the issues with the fuel pump and extensive damage. I saw that there was an investigation into a possible recall on the 2010's and 2009's. Has this been resolved at this point? Any concerns about similar issues with the new models?
#212 of 246 VW Jetta Sportswagon TDI purchase
Jul 27, 2011 (1:56 pm)
I am new to this forum and looking for a small wagon. The JettaSW has a lot of positive characteristics. But the local dealers only have the TDI. Although the better MPG is positive, the higher price for diesel and that I only put 7000 miles per year makes me wonder if the TDI is worth the extra $2500 compared to the SE. Any thoughts and help would be appreciated.
#213 of 246 Re: VW Jetta Sportswagon TDI purchase [jfdsccm]
Jul 28, 2011 (6:25 pm)
IMHO you are right to avoid the diesel with such low miles per year.
Diesel fuel costs the same as super unleaded around here, and provides almost double the mpg, but with only 7000 miles per year i would go gas. I might even go gas HOG with such low miles per year.
The VW dealers can procure the exact gas model you want with exact options, but depending on various factors, you might have to wait a couple weeks for it - or maybe months in the worst cast.
If you put down a deposit it is fully refundable until you actually take delivery.
#214 of 246 Re: Faulty door locks on 2009 Sportwagen? [majong]
Aug 01, 2011 (5:45 pm)
I would recommend all of us who have problems to post it on youtube and facebook and all social media sites. Otherwise, we will not be heard.
My 2010 TDI has had the following issues, none of which were due to driver error:
1. Standard transmission problem; 3rd gear hiccuped at 1800 rpms
2. AC hose blew
3. ECM had to be replaced
4. Radio had to be replaced.
5. Sunroof stayed open and would not close
6. Condensation problem and recall part must be installed.
7. Cruise control does not work.
* the car has been to the shop more times than I care to mention but I will, close to a dozen.
#215 of 246 turn signals
Aug 01, 2011 (9:42 pm)
the turn signals on my 2006 jetta tdi used to stay on for 5 or six 'clicks' when it was depressed just long enough to engage the signal (i.e. signaling for a lane change). for some reason that feature doesn't work anymore. has anyone else had this problem?