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GLS Sedan Key Features & Specs

$19,460 - $22,015
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22-38 City / 29-46 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine
  • 1.9L SOHC EFI I4 turbo-diesel engine
  • 1.8L DOHC SMPI 20-valve I4 turbocharged engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/Tiptronic & OD
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD & adaptive shift points
  • Engine braking control
  • Anti-slip regulation
  • Electronic differential lock
  • Front wheel drive
  • 60 amp/hr battery w/battery box
  • 80 amp/hr battery w/battery box
  • 70-amp alternator
  • 120-amp alternator
  • Digital electronic ignition w/knock sensor
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Independent torsion beam axle rear suspension
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • Front/rear gas shock absorbers
  • P195/65HR15 all-season tires
  • P195/65HR15 all-season spare tire/full-size steel spare wheel
  • 15" x 6" alloy wheels w/anti-theft wheel locks
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front vented/rear solid disc brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • 14.5 gallon fuel tank
  • Dual exhaust pipes

Exterior Features

  • Pwr tilt/slide glass sunroof w/sunshade, tinted glass, pinch protection
  • Chrome applications for front/rear bumpers
  • Aluminum body-side moldings
  • Chrome applications for front grille
  • Daytime running lights
  • Body-color heated pwr mirrors
  • Tinted green glass
  • 2-speed variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles

Interior Features

  • Fully reclining front bucket seats w/adjustable lockable headrests
  • Front seat height adjustment
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat w/height-adjustable headrests
  • Velour seat trim
  • Folding front center armrest-inc: storage compartment
  • Center console-inc: pwr outlet, rear slideable storage compartment
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • 4-spoke padded steering wheel w/height-adjustable/telescopic steering column
  • Theft-deterrent steering column
  • Backlit instrumentation-inc: speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip odometer, fuel/temp gauges, low fuel/washer fluid warning lights, digital clock, brake wear indicator
  • Seat belt reminder & fuel cap seal warning
  • Gear indicator light
  • Headlights-on warning tone
  • Pwr windows-inc: driver-side 1-touch up/down feature, pinch protection
  • Remote central pwr locking system-inc: automatic door locks, key-operated window open/close feature, selective unlocking at front doors
  • Driver door lock convenience sunroof closing feature
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Remote trunk/fuel filler door releases
  • Audible/visible anti-theft vehicle alarm system for doors/hood/trunk/radio/ starter
  • Immobilizer theft-deterrent system
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear heating/air conditioning ducts
  • Pollen/dust filter
  • Rear window defroster
  • Premium AM/FM stereo w/cassette/CD player-inc: Monsoon sound system, amplifier, (8) speakers
  • CD changer preparation-inc: wiring harness, mounting shelf
  • Black roof-mounted whip antenna
  • Illuminated lockable glove box
  • (2) front/(1) rear cup holders
  • Aluminum plated instrument ring clusters
  • Front/rear integrated armrests in door panels
  • Molded door trim w/velour inserts
  • Front door storage pockets w/rubber liners
  • Illuminated visor vanity mirrors w/covers
  • Center third sunvisor
  • Mirror control pad w/joystick control
  • (4) assist handles
  • Open door warning/courtesy lights
  • Dome light w/time delay
  • (2) front/(2) rear reading lights
  • Front seatback storage pockets
  • Fully-lined carpeted luggage compartment w/light-inc: pwr outlet, side storage net, (4) tie-down hooks

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Driver/front passenger side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain protection
  • 3-point seat belts for all seating positions w/emergency locking retractors
  • Front safety belt height adjusters, pretensioners, load limiters
  • Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release handle w/location reflector
  • Anti-slip regulation
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-note horn

2004 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Reviews

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2004 VW Jetta gls at with ac, heated seats and moonroof and monsoon radio.

2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Sedan

This automatic transmission vehicle has a moonroof, heated leather seats, air conditioning, factory installed OnStar, and original equipment sound system which features radio, CD player and a tape player! This 4 cylinder gas powered engine is powerful, and the transmission shifts smoothly. The seats adjust for driver height, along with a telescoping steering wheel. The trunk is very spacious and has room for a full sized spare tire. The windshield wipers have a heated setting for winter. Also, the car has esp and traction control. The windshield is factory installed tinted, along with factory installed tinted side windows. These are not privacy tinted windows, but this factory installed feature helps to keep the car cool in summer and allows the air conditioning to work more efficiently. The moon roof slides to open at various degrees, but it also has a tilt feature so that you can have fresh air in the car while parked, with the sunshade closed for privacy. This feature is also a good safety feature while travelling with a pet, although one should never leave a pet unattended in a vehicle. The headrests are angle adjustable and height adjustable. The middle console, which is also an arm rest, however, is poorly designed. It raises up too high and is in the driver's way. However, it does flip up and out of the way, but is still in the way if one has pets in carriers in the back seat and you want to reassure them while travelling. There is an adaptor kit available from Volkswagen that can remove this console and replace it with a flat coin holder. I would get that someday and have only a certified technician do the work. The windshield visors have a slide lighted mirror. This is the last model year for a traditional looking and traditional size Jetta, which is why I bought it. The new Jettas are too big, have poor visibility and do not even look or feel like Volkswagens. This car, however, has a traditional look and feel and is made with much higher quality materials than the newer Volkswagens. This is a great model. I have found it to be reliable so far, even though I bought it used. I did have to replace the heated seat switch and sometimes the thermostat for the heated seats is too hot or not hot enough, but to replace that would be to replace the element in the seat, and that would be too expensive, so I just turn the temperature levels up or down as needed. Had to replace the catalytic converter, because previous owner tried to modify it. This is a nice car inside and out and comfortable to drive.

- De D

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Sedan

It has issues with not wanting to go sometimes and sometimes it doesn't but is really good on gas as far as mileage the inside of the interior seems to fall off very easily. The seats are pretty comfortable for long rides and doesn't hurt your back while riding has adjustable hardness on your lumbar

- Dana T

Manual vehicle with no emergency break.

2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Sedan

I am the third owner and it has over 150,00 miles. It performs well but is starting to need a lot of fixes. Catalytic converter. Emergency brake. Things of that sort. It also has a few spots of rust that only are getting worse due to Illinois weather(salt from winter).

- Jamey S

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