View Single Post
Old 07-24-2020, 07:25 AM   #13 (permalink)
rmay635703
home of the odd vehicles
 
rmay635703's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Somewhere in WI
Posts: 3,316

Silver - '10 Chevy Cobalt XFE
Thanks: 347
Thanked 657 Times in 490 Posts
I owned the exact car you have,

While a Prius may or may not need a battery in the near future
The Jetta can need lots of parts,
Ours needed (in a short span)
1. Glow Plugs
2. Timing Belt
3. Full Wheelends with brakes (Rusted out)
4. Injection Pump
5. Transmission started surging On the highway at 120,000
6. Glovebox failed and needed replacement

We cut our losses and sold the car shortly after we suspected a transmission replacement in our near future.

I agree with others to set a budget run It into the ground limiting how much maintenance you are willing to pay for.
  Reply With Quote