Volkswagen Jetta Engine Problems

Which one to buy? A Toyota Camry or Volkswagen Jetta?

Answered by CarsGuide 6 Oct 2017

If you want a reliable ride go for the Camry, buying the Jetta is a gamble, which could end up being an expensive one.

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Strange engine behaviour in 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

Answered by CarsGuide 9 Jun 2017

It shouldn’t be doing that. Take it back to your dealer and demonstrate what it’s doing and ask to explain it or fix it.

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Cracked piston in Jetta

Answered by CarsGuide 18 Sep 2015

I would think you have a good case to put to VW to have the engine replaced at its cost, although I would expect VW to say the car is too old and is no longer covered. Put your case to them for a new engine, but anticipate it will either be rejected, or an offer will be made to you with VW covering part of the cost of repairs.

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Jetta engine management light

Answered by CarsGuide 26 Apr 2013

Sensor faults are quite common on today's cars, no matter the brand; it's not a particular problem with VW. You could approach VW about coming to the party for part of the cost of repairs, but I doubt that you would get anywhere with your claim.

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Ask Smithy Xtra VW Jetta oil consumption

Answered by CarsGuide 3 May 2011

It is a lot of oil that it’s using so I would definitely have it checked to determine the cause.

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Hybrid or diesel?

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Jan 2010

Both will give you good fuel savings in the sort of driving you're doing. The hybrid would likely be better in stop-start driving, the diesel better for open-road motoring. The diesel would be cheaper to buy and have a better resale value in the medium term. People are still sceptical about the life of the batteries in the hybrid -- though there is no evidence to suggest they are a problem -- but it has a negative effect on used values. You would also be tied to a Toyota dealer for servicing. The broader trade has yet to develop the expertise to look after the complex electrics of the hybrid.

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