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jetta 2006 TDI

01-13-2010, 02:28 PM
Hello everyone, I am planing to buy a Jetta 2006 TDI, can someone tell me if this are reliable cars, is there anything that I should look for on this car before I buy it? ei: some weak points, leaks, turbo problems etc. Is there still plenty of life in this engines even if I get one with 80000 or 90000 miles? txs - al

also is there good web site for 2006 TDI engines?

01-13-2010, 03:47 PM
Really fine cars. When buying used with high mileage, vehicle maintenance is the big question! Has this or that been done. For newer small cars the interference engines(timing belt) are prone to fail if not maintenanced properly. Here is most likely the main concern with this vehicle.
Check water pump and timing belt. If in doubt on if it has been replaced get her done together!
About $250 in parts and $500 in labor but well worth it. Here's a link as to what i'm taking about.
Other than that other issues are minimal.
Try vw vortex for other info.

01-13-2010, 03:54 PM
All newer VWs commonly have wiring problems. Also if a part goes bad, parts for them run a pretty penny. My recommendation would be to do research on consumerreports.org and weigh the risks for yourself. :smile:

01-13-2010, 06:00 PM
gentleman, thank you for fast replies - al

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