Team-BHP > Team-BHP Reviews > Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 24th January 2020, 15:27   #61
BHPian
 
atulanand13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Jagadhri
Posts: 39
Thanked: 6 Times
Default Re: A pre-worshipped VW Jetta joins the family

Hello fellow Bhpians,

I have been so much into Jetta since the past some months. Thanks to TeamBHP having such detailed content about it, I researched a lot on it.

Basically I want to buy a pre-owned Jetta for myself after being impressed by its drive quality (the refined engine, awesome suspension and good quality interiors). Now having seen many fellow BHPians already tread this path I though taking their advice would be very beneficial. I have zeroed down on a Jetta in the below link which looks like a steal.
Kindly advise if you all also think it to be good.

The ad says its only 25K km run (which I kind of doubt) but since its coming from cars24 I might believe it as well.

Let me know if you think there might be some other catch as well.
I want to go for a manual since I have heard many DSG kaput cases and which turn out to be very expensive. manual will save me from that pain in case it happens.

The car will do not more than 30km run/day.

https://www.cars24.com/buy-used-Volk...da-1052522557/
atulanand13 is offline  
Old 26th January 2020, 11:10   #62
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: DEL, SFO
Posts: 582
Thanked: 1,622 Times
Default Re: A pre-worshipped VW Jetta joins the family

Quote:
Originally Posted by atulanand13 View Post
Hello fellow Bhpians,

I have been so much into Jetta since the past some months. Thanks to TeamBHP having such detailed content about it, I researched a lot on it.

Basically I want to buy a pre-owned Jetta for myself after being impressed...
The Jetta is a great car. I have purchased two used Jettas and both have been problem free. DSG performs well if you don't abuse it. I have a 2010 Jetta TDI DSG and a 2012 Passat TDI DSG and both have been driven across the country for years without any problems.
Coming to the car in question, the mileage is almost certainly rolled back. Try to check with VW and see if they can tell you what services were performed and at what mileage. Even if it has run around 70k, it would still be a good deal. However as it is now 6 years old, you can negotiate a better price. Something around 5 to 5.5 lakhs would be a good idea unless the mileage turns out to be genuine.

Last edited by Chetan_Rao : 30th January 2020 at 19:59. Reason: Trimmed quote.
Lobogris is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 26th January 2020, 15:37   #63
BHPian
 
atulanand13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Jagadhri
Posts: 39
Thanked: 6 Times
Default Re: A pre-worshipped VW Jetta joins the family

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lobogris View Post
The Jetta is a great car. I have purchased two used Jettas and both have been problem free. DSG performs well if you don't abuse it. I have a 2010 Jetta TDI DSG and a 2012 Passat TDI DSG and both have been driven across the country for years without any problems.
Coming to the car in question, the mileage is almost certainly rolled back. Try to check with VW and see if they can tell you what services were performed and at what mileage. Even if it has run around 70k, it would still be a good deal. However as it is now 6 years old, you can negotiate a better price. Something around 5 to 5.5 lakhs would be a good idea unless the mileage turns out to be genuine.
Hey Lobogris...!
Thanks a lot for your reply.
Since youve had not one rather 2 DSGs, could you guide me how to check the health of the DSG gearbox if I am checking a used Jetta. Are there any indications ?
Also I love to drive... Which one would you prefer in that case.. a manual or an automatic Jetta?
atulanand13 is offline  
Old 27th January 2020, 13:48   #64
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: DEL, SFO
Posts: 582
Thanked: 1,622 Times
Default Re: A pre-worshipped VW Jetta joins the family

Quote:
Originally Posted by atulanand13 View Post
Hey Lobogris...!
Thanks a lot for your reply.
Since youve had not one rather 2 DSGs, could you guide me how to check the health of the DSG gearbox if I am checking a used Jetta. Are there any indications ?
Also I love to drive... Which one would you prefer in that case.. a manual or an automatic Jetta?
I would absolutely prefer a DSG or any other automatic over a manual any day. The DSG is so quick that it is faster than any manual in gear shifting. It is truly a joy to drive.

As far as checking it on a used car is concerned, you can drive it and see if the gear shifts are smooth. Are there any jerks or hesitation? Try to suddenly accelerate and stop and see if there are any issues. In addition, you can check with VW to see if DSG service was ever performed. You can also take it to a service center and have them check the DSG filter. It is located in the engine bay just next to the battery and it is real easy to open a screw to remove its cover. Once open, you can see if the filter is in good shape. If it is squished or deformed, that indicates some problem in the transmission as excess pressure is present in the system. In addition, check the colour of the fluid. It should not be totally black as it is sort of red or amber when new. If it looks very black and dirty, that means the transmission has not been serviced for a long time. That doesn't automatically means it is bad. You can yourself get the DSG fluid changed but just be more cautious as it means the person hasn't cared for the vehicle. If possible, try to drive the vehicle in stop and go traffic for a while. After doing this, open the engine bay and see if you can smell any transmission fluid. That can also indicate transmission overheating. Finally, you can have a service center with a scanning tool test the car, The scanning tool will find any DSG related errors as well as other issues that the vehicle might have.

Another thing to look out for is the DMF {dual mass flywheel}. This often goes bad in VAG cars after about 70k kms and costs about 50k to change. If you feel any shudder during acceleration or worse hear noises then it could mean a bad DMF.

Since you are in Noida, we have a wonderful FNG here. The World of Service can scan the car. They can do DSG oil change and they can even repair the DSG at very reasonable prices. So negotiate a good deal and if you like the car and it seems good then don't worry too much about the DSG.
Lobogris is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 30th January 2020, 15:33   #65
BHPian
 
atulanand13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Jagadhri
Posts: 39
Thanked: 6 Times
Default Re: A pre-worshipped VW Jetta joins the family

Thanks again..!

I am not going for the above Jetta now and have zeroed in on another one (2014 manual comfortline model, 70k km mileage, single hand driven, direct purchase from the owner) for Rs.5.5L/-.

1. However m a bit double minded between Octavia and Jetta now. I like Octavia for its looks and the brand image that it carries.
Do you think that Octavia is a better option?
A 2014 Octavia costs around 7.5L in NCR although in the mechanicals it's same as Jetta just that it has not been discontinued. What would you suggest? On a lighter note I would not want to spend 2L Rs premium for the same quality.

2. If I opt for jetta would there be any problem with its spare parts etc. since it has been discontinued now? How has your experience been especially post 2017 when its production was halted by VW?

P.S. could we talk over phone if it is alright? It would be really helpful.
atulanand13 is offline  
Old 11th April 2020, 20:12   #66
BHPian
 
nerd1200's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: (Ex)Garden city
Posts: 280
Thanked: 835 Times
Default Re: A pre-worshipped VW Jetta joins the family

Quote:
Originally Posted by atulanand13 View Post
1. However m a bit double minded between Octavia and Jetta now. I like Octavia for its looks and the brand image that it carries.
Do you think that Octavia is a better option?
Rule of thumb on the forum is:
Petrol - Octavia (1.8 TSI)
Diesel - Jetta

Simply because the ride quality of these two are unparalleled due to the rear independent suspension. Personally, I felt the Jetta to be more confident in higher speeds (PQx vs MQB platform's effect maybe)

However topend Octy offers you a few more features like memory seats (may not seem important, but believe me they are. Powered seats w/o memory is useless per my view) and sunroof (crowd favorite)

Quote:
Originally Posted by atulanand13 View Post
2. If I opt for jetta would there be any problem with its spare parts etc. since it has been discontinued now? How has your experience been especially post 2017 when its production was halted by VW?
Don't believe so. Engine and drivetrain of the Jetta are bread and butter for the VW group, they'll be available. Body parts may take some time if needs to be imported but shouldn't be a problem.
I have a '10 Laura and seldom face any issues sourcing parts.
nerd1200 is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 14th November 2020, 08:58   #67
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 370
Thanked: 1,596 Times
Default Re: A pre-worshipped VW Jetta joins the family

It has been a fantastic ownership experience with my pre-worshipped Jetta 2.0 TDi.

I purchased the car, when it was 4 years 8 months old and had run a little over 98,000 km.

The car is now just over 7 years and three years old and at 109,680 km. If not for the pandemic, it would have run another couple of thousand km.

The car is driven very carefully, speedbreakers and bad roads are normally tackled only in 1st gear.

The car comes into its own beyond 80 kmph and is an absolute joy on open roads. I normally do Sat/Sun drives to the airport and back from my home in Jeevan Bhima Nagar. Last full tank involved a couple of these drives and rest in city, with AC on all the time, for a tank to tank mileage of 14.25 kmpl

Reliability till date has been excellent (touch wood!), but was not able to take the car for service - as it is driven down to VW Mysore showroom and got delayed for a number of reasons. Now planned for next week.

Considering that Jetta is parked outside, the paint, plastics, lights and interiors have held up very very well. No interior detailing has been done, just occasional wash and vacuum at Feynlabs MG Road.

This pic was taken on November 7th @ approx 109,550 km on the odo and the car at 7 years 3 months old
A pre-worshipped VW Jetta joins the family-20201107_141730.jpg


Interiors may be slightly dated by today's standards, but quality cannot be faulted.
A pre-worshipped VW Jetta joins the family-20201026_084048.jpg

A pre-worshipped VW Jetta joins the family-20201026_084033.jpg


Exterior plastics and lights haven not faded after more than 2 years of roadside parking. I do use a TPH cover, but when the car gets dirty, the cover goes back on only after a wash (which sometimes takes weeks )

A pre-worshipped VW Jetta joins the family-20201026_084112.jpg

A pre-worshipped VW Jetta joins the family-20201026_084156.jpg
Attached Thumbnails
A pre-worshipped VW Jetta joins the family-20201026_084139.jpg  

Redline6800 is offline   (4) Thanks
Old 27th November 2020, 22:14   #68
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Chennai
Posts: 81
Thanked: 45 Times
Default Re: A pre-worshipped VW Jetta joins the family

Quote:
Originally Posted by Redline6800 View Post
Extra Goodies with White Stallion


Touch up paint pens
Is your car colour is Pristine White?? If so can you please let me know what is the color code? I believe the code will start with L.

Also can you please mention the name of the manufacturer of the paint pen?
vasanthjn is offline  
Reply

Most Viewed
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Copyright 2000 - 2021, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks