How long does the average VW Jetta last?
Shopping for a vehicle and solely basing your decision on looks is risky business. Before even setting foot on a dealership lot, you as a customer probably will come prepared with a number of questions before you even think about taking a test drive or signing any paperwork. With any large purchase, one of the most important things to research is quality and longevity; buying something only to turn around and replace it certainly isn’t getting your money’s worth.
Because the midsize Jetta is a best-seller not just in the Volkswagen brand but the sedan segment as a whole, one common question we have no qualms answering is how long the average VW Jetta lasts.
The production of the Volkswagen Jetta began back in 1979 and here in 2016, it remains one of the best-selling sedans.
More Than 100k Miles, No Major Problems
Some of the older Volkswagen Jetta models that find their way onto dealership lots are up there in miles; easily surpassing the 100,000 mile marker without having any major issues. Unless the vehicle is a lemon, if it is well taken care of by its owner, a Volkswagen Jetta will have no problem thriving and surviving beyond 100,000 miles–the engine itself is built to endure this sort of wear-and-tear without breaking down.
Why do most drivers sell their Volkswagen Jetta?
The main reason for turnover is because people want something new to drive. Each year models are updated with state-of-the-art technology and tweaked to have a more eye-catching design. New comfort features are added and let’s face it, there comes a time for change and having something newer and nicer is almost always welcomed.
On average, how long will a Volkswagen Jetta last?
Of course this answer will vary depending on how much driving you do personally, but the average driver will travel 13,476 miles in a year. It will take approximately 7.5 years to reach 100,000 miles, and the typical Volkswagen Jetta has no problem surpassing this milestone as we stated before. It’s nothing out of the ordinary for them to reach 200k without ever having had a serious problem.
*Keeping current with routine maintenance and annual service is going to be the absolute best bet for a vehicle’s lifespan.*
Ranging in years and varying by trim level, there is a wide variety when it comes to the Volkswagen Jetta here at Donaldson VW. Whether you are serious about buying in the near future or just curious about possibly owning a Volkswagen somewhere down the road, we gladly welcome you to come test drive the Volkswagen Jetta.