2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI

I’ve decided to get with the times and a get a vehicle that gets a little bit better gas mileage than my previous daily driver.  It doesn’t have near the explosiveness off-the-line as the Cayenne Turbo, but it does get over 3x the gas mileage in town and has the majority of the features I enjoyed in the Cayenne.  It’s a shame that more people don’t look into diesel vehicles. So, to rectify that situation some, here is the current MPG I’m getting on the car, courtesy of Fuelly.com:


The main specifications of the vehicle are as follows:

  • Common Rail inline-4 diesel engine with 140hp / 236ft-lbs
  • 6-speed DSG transmission
  • 30 city / 42 highway mpg
  • Salsa Red exterior / cornsilk interior
  • Panoramic sunroof and wheel package
  • Rear side airbag package
  • iPod MDI connector

And like the other daily drivers I’ve had, here is the run down on the typical expenses since buying the car:

Date Miles Description of problem / service Cost
May 9, 2013 47719 Got to use the road hazard warranty on the front passenger side tire $43.28
April 20, 2013 47381 4 new tires, road hazard, 5 year unlimited alignments $1078.18
March 16, 2013 45500 40k Maintenance, New wipers $???.??
August 9, 2012 31000 Engine Air Filter $27.06
July 28, 2012 30226 30k Maintenance (free)
January 7, 2012 19427 20k Maintenance, DSG Update, Fuel Line Vibration Dampeners (free)
July 18, 2011 10965 Low tire pressure warning light came on, VW set tire pressures to 40psi instead of 33psi (free)
July 16, 2011 10776 10k service, ECM update, iPod connection update (free)
May 5, 2011 6523 Fix a tire puncture (dang screw head!) $22.16
February 6, 2011 1129 Fix a tire puncture (dang nail!) $22.16
February 1, 2011 765 iPod MDI adapter installed by Hewlett VW (part of purchase) (free)
January 29, 2011 587 Windows tinted with ClimaKool tint $499.00
January 21, 2011 74 Purchased car from Hewlett Volkswagen