Close
Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

How high should the RPM's be at 70mph?

(2001 Volkswagen Jetta)
in Omaha, NE on February 18, 2010
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?
Displaying 2 answers & 3 comments
Popular Answer
on February 18, 2010
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.
on February 18, 2010
It is a manual. Is that normal?
on July 29, 2010
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
on March 07, 2011
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.
on May 01, 2011
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.
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
My 2011 Vw Jetta 2.5l when its cold out has been starting rough. When I start it, it starts and right after chuggs an...
Sometimes when starting car and press on brake, the pedal does not push in and car will roll a little either going fr...
Didn't find what you were looking for?