1994 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0 4 cylinder
I love this car! VW's for life
Rear left window motor died. It would slide down a little sometimes but I could push it back up with my hands. I could expect to have to do that every couple days. No biggie, it was already dead when I got it and I knew that so I was OK with it.
The trunk didn't open with the key. I had to use the button in the glove compartment, but sometimes took 3-4 pushes until it unlatched. Coolant reservoir leaks like no other. Starter died at 190,000 miles.
Some minor rust on the back under the plate slot in the trunk (which is probably to be expected from a car that is 14 years old).
The thing that did me in though was the head gasket blew on me the other day at 201,000. That about spells the end for me as I am not interested in putting $1,000+ dollars into this car. It would cost more than the value of the car to fix it.
I love this car. It handles like a dream like I expect from a German built car. For a 4 cylinder this thing goes (5 speed of course). I loved eating "tricked out" Honda Civics.
The inside of the car is beyond comfortable. Of course some of the electrical stuff went bad, which apparently is an issue with many Volkswagens. They may not know much about electricity, but they sure know how to build an engine. It starts up like it's brand new every time.
I changed the oil religiously and never had a leak.
I can deal with some of the minor stuff going wrong if the engine is strong, which it was. I'm definitely going to buy a VW again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th August, 2008