Our Community is 940,000 Strong. Join Us.


Looking into buying a 2004 jetta 1.8 turbo anything i should know?


Xalis
02-27-2009, 11:31 AM
Are these cars reliable? What should i look for when buying besides seeing if they will let me check the turbos blades and if it has shaft play in it.

Also how "Expensive" are these to fix and does anything else go wrong with em often?

The car im looking at is an 04 with 100,000 miles on it, and they want 6,500 (seems a bit much but i dunno). What do you guys think?

Airjer_
02-27-2009, 11:41 AM
If the timing belt brakes you'll be looking at about $3000 in repairs.

Xalis
02-27-2009, 11:49 AM
If the timing belt brakes you'll be looking at about $3000 in repairs.

ok well how often does that happen? Do you think it would happen in a car over 100,000 fairly quickly?

Add your comment to this topic!