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Search and not give up: buy Volkswagen Jetta VI

The Jetta in Russia has a difficult fate: not only is the Foci and Cerate destroying it in class C, but also the native concern has produced competitors – for example, Skoda Octavia at the same price is sold much more cheerful. The most surprising thing is that the sixth Jetta is longer than the actual German D class sedans at the time, and is perceived by many almost as an analogue Polo sedan. Thanks all-pervading Vagovskaya unification. Motors, boxes, chassis elements and … “sores”. And if so, why pay more? So it turns out that, in general, a very decent car has never appeared in the top sales. So, our hypothetical five hundred thousand should be enough for a good car, what do you think?

What and how are we looking for?
Let’s start with the fact that we have to look seriously. There are not so many cars in the secondary market, although the sixth generation was produced for a relatively long time: from 2010 to 2015. Copies of the last years of release are beyond our means, and the evaluation service confirms this – they cost thousands 100-150 more expensive. Well, to hell with them, among the cars of 2011-2012 release, there are also options with interesting runs … Although this is another argument in favor of the fact that the search may not be as fast as we would like.

As to how to choose the motors and gearboxes in the case of Volkswagen cars, we have already said several times. Jetta has both completely unfortunate combinations and quite good ones. And it’s really not as easy to figure it out as it seems …

Motors on the sixth generation Jetta was a lot. So many that they are simply confused. Well, for example, what is 1.4 TSI? Many believe that this is such a motor that must be feared. In fact, this is not a motor, but a type of 1.4-liter engine with direct injection. And they are different, moreover, the motors of the EA111 family and the newer EA211 are just different motors, of which only the volume and method of injection is common. But everything else has serious differences. And if the motors of the EA111 series were really not very successful, then the EA211 series is at least deprived of problems with the timing chain – here is the belt drive. And since the announcement usually indicates only the volume and power, then “1.4 liter, 122 hp” is not entirely unambiguous. Both engines can have a power of 122 hp, so you need to find out exactly which series is on the car. True, on the machines until 2012, there is no EA 211 engine. But rare engines of 1.4 liters, but with a power of 125 hp belong to the EA211 series, and, in principle, very decent.
Car selection
A bit nervous: we buy Volkswagen Polo Sedan for 500 thousand rubles
What and where are we looking for? If everything is clear with the search site (these are traditional portals of car ads on the Internet), then it’s not so simple with a car. Many believe that the Polo sedan is the same Volkswagen …

The most potentially dangerous engine is a turbocharged 1.4 TSI with 150 hp. Here, to all the “jambs” of atmospheric versions, an inevitably limited turbine resource is added, so buying such a car with a mileage of one hundred thousand kilometers is risky by definition.

For lovers of everything checked in the lineup, the most reliable 1.6-liter engine with distributed injection remained. Yes, no hurricane dynamics are expected from him. And not a hurricane, either – a car with such an engine can just drive slowly. But long and not expensive. Of course, if you delve into the depths of the thematic forums, then behind it you can find a decent buttery appetite. However, individual cases can not spoil the overall reputation.

With gearboxes, the situation is also complicated. To mechanical issues usually does not arise. But the “dvuhpedalnyh” machines more problems.

First, on the Jetta were, perhaps, the most capricious seven-speed “robots” DSG7 DQ200. If the six-speed “wet” DQ250 by that time more or less figured out, the DQ200 did not bring to mind. The premature death of clutches, “glitches” of mechatronics and other joys with this box are provided. So the car with the RCP, and even not standing on the guarantee – the choice of the brave. Intrigue for the sake of say that the story with a similar option, I prepared for last.

But the AKP Aisin 09G, which stood with a 1.6-liter engine, our people fell in love. Indeed, this is a good machine, which differs only in great love for pure oil: the hydraulic unit is quite capricious here. But if in time to change the oil, then the problems with this box at least. At least with a mileage of up to 130-150 thousand. Otherwise, the automatic transmission may require repair by thousands to 80, so when buying a car with Aisin, ask for documents confirming regular maintenance of the machine.

There are no other features of choice, so we start the search.

Rather dead than alive
The first car is a bit more expensive than our bar – 510 thousand rubles. But let’s be objective: there is no such used car, which is worth the money that is asked for it. Already ten thousand people can not bargain only in exceptional cases.

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