Used 2009 Volkswagen Jetta in Dulles, VA for Sale
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SEL in Newport News, Virginia 23608
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Reviews for 2009 Volkswagen Jetta
Turbo Actuator failure TDi
The TDi models have a Particulate Filter that restricts exhaust flow in the interest of emissions. The ACTUATOR (like a servo) that controls the Variable Vane Turbo failed at 44,500 miles to the tune of almost $4000. I found out after I bought the car used that the Particulate Filter had already had to be replaced at 20,000 due to it failing as well. VW knows they have a problem with this setup (too restrictive), but they will not stand behind their product without a serious fight. Even then it's minimal what they'll do. They have extended the warranty for new TDi's to 120,000 miles, but not the older cars. VERY SAD!!! This car is great when it's working, 40-50 MPG is awesome for as many miles as I drive, but I don't fully trust this car anymore. I have a trip in cross-country in May coming up and I will not own this car by then.
overall, good car
Costly maintenance, better value for money out there.
Jetta Wolfsburg DSG
I bought the Jetta Wolfsburg because I was looking to get the highest performing 4 door sedan that I could with the lowest miles for under 20k. I probably wouldn't have even considered looking at Volkswagen otherwise. However, that would probably have been a mistake. I've been pleasantly surprised by what the car has to offer. The interior is solid, comfortable, and is pleasantly appointed. The exterior...isn't exciting, but it's a clean design which doesn't waste any effort on pretending to be something it's not (say, with the pretend air rams and other faux stylings of some cars). The 2.0 litre turbocharged engine is peppy and fun to drive, and the suspension is solid and fairly stiff without being uncomfortable. I'd personally prefer something a little stiffer, but it does strike a useful balance between performance and comfort. I have the DSG transmission, which I quite enjoy. The Sport vs Drive mode can be very useful, and I like being able to switch it over into 'manual' mode if I so desire. My previous car was a manual, and while there were things I enjoyed about that, I really like that every shift in this car is 'perfect', never misses a gear, shifts quickly every time. It's definitely consistently speedy on the shifts in a way a human never could be. Pros: Driving performance (engine, transmission, traction control, stability control) Price Interior styling Good-sized trunk Cons: Interior storage (very limited) Missing some amenities (notably auto-headlights) Only 1 in-cabin lighter socket