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Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan
Aug 03, 2008 (4:18 pm)
yes you have heard the old phrase don't judge a book by it's cover,well that definitly holds true with the jetta..infact,i was watching a video review of the 08 jetta on you tube by the guys at car and driver....they said that they don't recomend a purchase of a jetta unless you also get a extended warranty...that leasing one is the way to go incase you get stuck with a bad one....they also went on to say that if you purchase a jetta most likely you will experience mechanical and electrical breakdowns soon as the warranty expires....
#62 of 80 Re: Thinking About Jetta SportWagen [asa]
Aug 07, 2008 (6:37 pm)
Your comment about the Forester being the worse car you've experienced caught me by surprise. I currently drive an '04 XT Forester turbo and I have had not one single problem with it and it's at 55,000 miles. Of course, the gas mileage is another story.
That said, sorry about any problems you've had w/ yours.
I am personally looking at the Jetta as my next car b/c it's a lot of car for the money. I would invest in an ext. warranty if possible.
Aug 13, 2008 (10:20 am)
My wifes Wolfsburg is 1 month old. We decided to take it on a trip from Nashville to Rochester New York. We returned last night, put on over 1800 miles. The Jetta performed flawlessly. Very quite, good pick-up, lots of room, XM radio worked great and the mileage was unbelievable.
Going out I set the cruise for 72 and averaged 32.8 MPG. Coming back to Nashville, set the cruise for 70 and got 33.2 MPG. This is a great little car.
If I wanted car payments I would buy either the Jetta or Passat.
#64 of 80 Re: Thinking About Jetta SportWagen [adelvice]
Aug 13, 2008 (3:35 pm)
Yep, I think we got the one lemon Forester made -- a real dissapointment because we keep our vehicles for 12 to 15 years and always put in excess of 200K Miles on them. I wish we'd have leased it and dumped it. Leasing a Jetta SportWagen might be an idea, but that choice comes with a financial sacrifice too. Santa Fe, Mazda5 and Xterra are also on our manual transmission shop list.
#65 of 80 Re: Thinking About Jetta SportWagen [asa]
Aug 13, 2008 (9:51 pm)
A friend had an Xterra and said it really sucked gas. You might want to check that out.
#66 of 80 2008 Jetta 2.0T oil filter
Aug 16, 2008 (5:30 pm)
Can anyone tell me where I can locate the oil filter on my 2008 Jetta 2.0T?
#67 of 80 Re: Thinking About Jetta SportWagen [m6user]
Aug 26, 2008 (8:32 am)
Yep, the Xterra won't be anywhere near the fuel economy leauge of the Jetta. The Xterra Off Road is worst, as it's rear end ratio is set up for low end power. The Xterra X and S grades, especially in 4x2 aren't super terrible. My '06 Frontier 6-Speed has the exact same powertrain as these Xterras and I get 23 to 24 MPG on the highway at conservative speeds. But yes I agree -- I think the Jetta is a far better choice for my wife.
#68 of 80 Re: 2008 Jetta 2.0T oil filter [ram215]
Aug 26, 2008 (8:41 am)
I'm uncertain, but perhaps it shares the same general location as the I-5. If so, you have to remove several fasteners to remove a large plastic shield under the engine. If the 2.0T is like the I-5, you replace only the paper filter element. It resides in a permanent (removable) metal casing with an oil drain to drain the oil within the casing before you remove it. The I-5's casing is equipped with a little toggle valve.
I'm not a Jetta owner (yet), but I saw something on this topic on a forum somewhere. It seemed pretty clear that you'd need to raise the front end on jack stands or ramps before beginning.
#69 of 80 2008 SE price
Sep 05, 2008 (3:34 pm)
what is a fair price to pay for a 2008 SE at this time when 2009 are in already.
#70 of 80 '08 Wolfsburg Jetta
Nov 09, 2008 (7:04 pm)
I'm considering purchasing this vehicle. I'm torn though—I own a 2000 Jetta 5-speed. At first I was really concerned with the oil consumption—1 quart per 2000 miles. However, as the engine ages it seems to have slowed a bit. The other problem is that nearly every interior piece of equipment has broke: cup holders, ash trays, glove box, console—you name it, it's broken. Wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience?
Also, anyone willing to share what they paid for an 08 wolfsburg with an automatic?