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Old 27th April 2017, 22:47   #571
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Hi Jetta owners.

I have noticed that many people are flogging to the used car market in order to buy themselves a used Jetta. While this might be very tempting and VFM (If you choose the correct one) I have come across this one ad on olx.

Vw jetta highline AT

- 6.5 lakhs

-less than 10K km

- it said there is a problem with the DSG gearbox. Clutch slip issue. Does anyone know what this means?

Another question:

What is the life of the OE dampers on the Jetta? The roads we drive over are paved with occasional ruts. Gujurat. Can any Jetta owner shed some light here?
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Another question:

What is the life of the OE dampers on the Jetta? The roads we drive over are paved with occasional ruts. Gujurat. Can any Jetta owner shed some light here?
My car has completed 50000km on horrible potholed roads, I am not exactly a namby pamby driver, the dampers are holding up, not as firm but at least another 15000km of life in them

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Hi Jetta owners.

I have noticed that many people are flogging to the used car market in order to buy themselves a used Jetta. While this might be very tempting and VFM (If you choose the correct one) I have come across this one ad on olx.
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What is the life of the OE dampers on the Jetta? The roads we drive over are paved with occasional ruts. Gujurat. Can any Jetta owner shed some light here?
Hi vishy.

I think ajmat has already cleared the part on the dampers.

With regards to the car you found on Olx.com, you have not mentioned the manufacturing year of the car. It is a little odd that the car has done just 10k kms, unless it is a fairly new car (2015/2016). Also, it has an issue with the DSG which is a clutch slip issue and which also means you would have to get the entire gearbox changed. If that is the case, why isn't the current owner getting the same changed under warranty instead of selling the car so cheap. It doesn't make any sense.

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Hi Jetta owners.

I have noticed that many people are flogging to the used car market in order to buy themselves a used Jetta.
Hey Vishy - I do own a Jetta currently and it seems I'm not doing something right. No one seems to be interested in mine lying in the TPHP classifieds since March! Whats that source of your analysis?
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Hi Jetta Owners,


I would like to share my review on my car. So here it goes...

I love my car only for its driveability.

Drive quality is really good, The engine and gearbox and driveabilty, all are awesome. It is drivers car. The car is rock solid around the bends.

The TOTAL COST of ownership was quite high for me.

Every year apart from the 15-18k on the servicing there would be an additional average spend of 20k on the vehicle. Sometimes it is the brake pads. Sometimes it is some electrical issue. Sometimes the AC.

The battery always goes down every winter if you don't use the car for 3-4 days (that annual vacation that we take around Christmas/newyear)

Major maintenance issues:

1) Roof cloth came down in the 5th year of usage and car is around 55,000 km running = INR 40,000

2) The paint peeled off in the second year = INR 12,000

3) The break pads and front shock absorbers = INR 20,000

4) Tyres worn off in 4 yr... = INR 40,000

5) Some part to deal with breaking = INR 15,000


So to conclude for folks planning to own this car ...

Buy this car only after you factor in a big bite in your wallet for maintenance.

Please also factor in the patience you need to when you deal with VW customer care number 18002090909 / 18001020909


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1) Roof cloth came down in the 5th year of usage and car is around 55,000 km running = INR 40,000

2) The paint peeled off in the second year = INR 12,000
Out of the issues you mentioned, these seem to be the ones out of the ordinary. Roof cloth came down? this seems to be the most odd issue I've heard. Paint peeling in VW? Really?

Tyres seem usual.

Brake pads failing seem a VW trait, also seen in Polo and Vento, what did you replace them with? Brembo?

You didn't mention how much your car's run now and which Mk is it? Is it the DSG?
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My car is currently around 61000km.

The roof cloth has come down :( and I was equally shocked.
I love my car and when the VW customer care says that since the car is 5 1/2 years old it is not abnormal for the roof cloth to come down then that hurts.

The paint did peel out below the left front door and then they did the paint job for that entire portion since you cannot do it in parts.

I got the brake pads replaced at the authorised service center. All my repairs have happened till date at an authorised service center. Just because I dont like anyone not trained/qualified touch my car.

Thanks for the concern.

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Major maintenance issues:

1) Roof cloth came down in the 5th year of usage and car is around 55,000 km running = INR 40,000

2) The paint peeled off in the second year = INR 12,000

3) The break pads and front shock absorbers = INR 20,000

4) Tyres worn off in 4 yr... = INR 40,000

5) Some part to deal with breaking = INR 15,000

1. Roof cloth is really surprising to me - first i am hearing this for a Jetta.
2. Doesnt Jetta come with a Paint warranty ? And paint peeling off ??
3. Brake pads depends on your usage - same with front shocks on road conditions
4. Replacing tyres at 55k kms is a surprise to you ?
5. Not very sure what are you referring to ?

Anyways - Jetta is not a ultra cheap car to run - but some of the stuff you have listed here on face value sounds like bad maintanence and not the fault of the car.
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Hi Ethan, appreciate your 2 cents...
I shared my experience of owning the car.
I love my car and so always get it serviced and without fail ONLY at authorized services centers in Mumbai.
My car is parked in covered parking.
I don't let any unauthorized personnel touch my car.
1. Will post pictures of the roof coming down soon.
2. Paint warranty does not cover labor charges.
3. The brake pads are dependent on the usage is a generic statement which is understood.
4. Replacing the Tyres at 50k is a surprise to me.

Also, my post was to share my experience of owning a car. Shelling out 40k an year on an average and too in the first 5 years I feel is a bit too much.
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Roof cloth came down in the 5th year of usage and car is around 55,000 km running = INR 40,000
Sucks to hear about this. So basically, the roof liner came off? Best to get such things fixed in the after-market than the authorised dealer. Would've cost 1/4th of the official pricing.

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2) The paint peeled off in the second year = INR 12,000
What was the reason provided for this happening?

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The break pads and front shock absorbers = INR 20,000
This honestly isn't too much. A replacement is expected for your kind of running and the pricing is okay too.

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4) Tyres worn off in 4 yr... = INR 40,000
Ditto.

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Replacing the Tyres at 50k is a surprise to me.
On fast + heavy sedans, I actually recommend changing tyres at 40,000 km. If & when you move a segment higher, it'll be even more frequent (C-Class is usually at 30,000 - 35,000 km).

It's definitely not cheap to own a premium car, especially one that's European.

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All new Jetta or specific to China?. Looks boring though.
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From the front, it's apparently been made to look like the Phideon and Arteon. The grille goes further down than the headlights to form something that looks like a geometric smile. New headlights are under that camouflage, as are the fog lights at the bottom.
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The Chinese source mentions a 1.6-liter base engine, followed by the 1.2 and 1.4 TSI options.

However, European models are supposed to get the new 1.0 and 1.5 TSI turbo engines, along with 1.6 or 2.0 TDI diesels. Currently, all Jettas have independent rear suspension for improved handling, but the MQB model might switch to a semi-rigid axle to save weight.
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Hi Jetta Owners,

1) Roof cloth came down in the 5th year of usage and car is around 55,000 km running = INR 40,000

2) The paint peeled off in the second year = INR 12,000

3) The break pads and front shock absorbers = INR 20,000

4) Tyres worn off in 4 yr... = INR 40,000

5) Some part to deal with breaking = INR 15,000


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My 2 cents below:

1) Roof Cloth / Liner failing is fairly common in German cars, their adhesives don't last beyond 5-6 years in our climatic conditions. This happened to my 2003 Skoda Octavia 2.0 TPI around the 6 year mark. Delhi/ NCR has quite a few roof specialists who charge INR 5-7 K for fixing this.

2) Paint peel-off is abnormal, was that part ever repainted? Asking because German cars wear the thickest layer of paint from the factory, and they have the longest anti-corrosion warranty as well.

3) Completely normal, and pricing is also okay.

4) Its good practice to replace tires after 4 years and 40K Kms is decent for a car like the Jetta. And I am assuming your car was shod with Goodyear Eagle NCT 5 tires, these in any case don't last beyond 40-50K Kms.

5) In my opinion INR 15K over a 5-6 year period for minor breakage, etc. is totally fine, as even small and relatively insignificant parts are expensive.


The only thing that surprised me was the paint peel-off.


Hope this helps,
Cheers.
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One dealer in Mumbai has a couple of Jetta 1.4 & 2.0 M/Ts in stock, of 2015 & 2016 vintage.
Does it make sense to pick one of them up?

Car will be used by my grandmother upgrading from her Etios. The other choice being a Corolla.

BTW - they recently picked up an E250CDi too, replacing their 13 year old Corolla.
Main query is if bringing the Jetta in, of that vintage, transition them from a trouble free car family to a troubled car family?

Octavia is out with it's very upright backrest, poor suspension, and the bad A.S.S. (not based on my experiences, but the general horror stories going around).

Also - anyone know of a new Jetta HL AT in stock anywhere? Looking at picking one up to replace our Etios too.
If not available, I am happy sticking with the Etios.
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Car will be used by my grandmother upgrading from her Etios
The only pain i see is the ingress and outgress of the jetta. Its painful for elderly people. But its not bad at all post you are seated.

Just try getting a test ride with local friends or members who have a jetta and see if granny actually finds it comfortable. At her age comfort take priority over enthusiastic car for driving.
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Guys, yesterday while driving, the battery of my 2016 Jetta (Exide - Poland) died and the car stopped. Luckily it was at night and a kind fellow in his Innova stopped at me and tried to jump start the car - it didnt work. And after a couple of attempts he along with another couple of guys pushed the car to start and I got home.

The car refused to start today and it started when the local battery shop man came and replaced it with an amaron. Now the check engine light stays lit.

Any ideas why? Should I get to the VW service quick??
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