2004 Volkswagen Jetta Owners Manual – For 2004, all Jetta models get an updated appearance, recommended telematics and a new and more effective 1.9-liter TDI engine (GL and GLS models only). The 2.0-liter engine is now PZEV-rated, and the GLX trim is no more available. Also note that you can no longer get the 1.8T engine in GL trim. In addition, the GLI sedan sports new 17-inch alloy tires and the Cold Weather Package things (warmed seats and washer nozzles) as normal, while the GLS functions a normal Monsoon stereo system. The wagons get a adjusted device group late in the model year, and the sedans get new metallic trim rings close to the gauges.
Volkswagens have always been renowned for their diesel engines, as well as for 2004, the Jetta wagons and sedans received a more powerful TDI (turbo immediate injections) diesel that still attained around 50 mpg on the freeway. The 1.9-liter diesel, available in the Jetta GL and GLS sedans and wagons, saw its hp upped from 90 to 100, offering the diesel-operated Jetta’s a bit of an additional kick off the series and a somewhat more help when transferring at highway rates of speed.
The normal engine in the GL and GLS sedans and wagons was a 115-hp, 2.0-liter gasoline engine. A 5-speed manual transmission was regular throughout the line, with the exception to this rule of the higher-conclusion GLI deals, which came with a six-speed manual transmission. A four-speed auto transmission was optional with the gas-engine Jetta’s, while a five-speed automated was optional for Jetta’s with turbocharged engines.
Normal features for the base Jetta GL package included air conditioning, power home windows, strength door fastens, front and area airbags for the motorist and person, anti-secure braking system, a tilt/telescoping steering column, luxury cruise control, a keyless access program, a stereo program with a Compact disc participant and an anti-theft alarm system program. Higher-finish Jetta’s additional such characteristics as a energy sunroof, balance management, a natural leather-trimmed steering wheel, a strength sunroof, and heated front side seats.
The Jetta’s acceleration, managing, braking, and safety features have been cited as good factors by car owners, however some mentioned that frustrating top quality-control concerns persisted with the car. The electrical program and automatic transmission have been singled out by some drivers as particularly troubling.