I once owned a VW Jetta and it was expensive to run. I had several problems on a very low mileage car that landed me with big bills. It actually broke down one day when the head gasket went. This is apparently a common problem with Jetta's. I have owned three VW's, the Jetta and two Beetles and have found them all problematic in one way or another. I can't speak about the current range of cars other than my daughter runs a fairly new Golf and this has cost her quite a bit of money for repairs.