I bought this car last year and it runs over 3000 RPM's at 70mph. That seems high to me. Is it and if so what should I do?
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Question: How high should the RPM's be at 70mph?
Answer #1Oakman February 18, 2010, 14:10Master
Is your Jetta an automatic or manual transmission? If it is manual transmission there is nothing you can do - the gearing is fixed. If your 2001 Volkswagon Jetta is an automatic then the could be something wrong with the transmission. If the torque converter clutch does not lock-up engine RPM's will be higher than normal.
ReplyMatthew Anderson, February 18, 2010, 14:12Rookie
It is a manual. Is that normal?
Answer #2magnum1 July 29, 2010, 20:10Rookie
I have a 2001 vw jetta vr6 4 speed auto and at 70 mph the rpm's are at 3000 and i think that's to high I have had the car 3 weeks
ReplyVisitor, March 07, 2011, 21:55
I have a 2003 golf and runs at 3200 at 70mph but I think it's a bit high too. I do feel a little better seeing your post though.
ReplyVisitor, May 01, 2011, 10:47
I have a 1999 Jetta and it runs 3000 rpm at 70 mph. I thought that was a little high but from what I've been reading on the internet that's pretty normal.