1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL
The worst car out there
And to think I wanted this car so badly.
The door locks are broken, including the trunk.
The Check Engine light came on and remains on, causing the car to go no faster than 35 miles per hour.
It is rusting.
The electrical system is fried.
The car is currently dead in my driveway for the second time in 2 weeks.
So much more I can't even keep going.
I wanted this car so badly.
They are easy on the eyes and handle so well. However, I am quite certain that I can find another car that compares.
The cost of repairs is insane, and the repairs are needed often.
Parts are hard to find and usually twice the cost of parts for other cars in the same class.
The dealers are rude, unhelpful and think these cars are great.
The cars are junk and anyone that needs to rely on their car for anything more than to drive to your next door neighbors house should consider another car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th May, 2001
15th Oct 2001, 13:10
I came close to possibly being in the same situation. I wanted a Jetta (1994 or newer) probably just as much. Fortunately, I was patient... I did my homework. There seems to be many Jettas and Golfs for sale. However, they seem to sell very quickly. My advice is... WAIT. Do not pounce on the first or second one that comes along. Do some comparisons of several in various conditions. You'll get an idea of the difference between what is a normal rattle or squeak and what is simply poor quality or something that is hiding a potentially more serious problem.
After looking at several versions of the Jetta, I finally got hold of beautiful 1994 GL, with A/C/T; Alloy wheels; heated seats; CD. Granted, the color wasn't my first choice (I got white), but I'd take a conservative white one in excellent condition for a bit more money over a hot looking Red or Black one with endless problems.
Bottom line: Don't rush. Be patient. You'll guarantee yourself years of trouble free driving.
15th Oct 2002, 14:06
Hey. I purchases a 1994 Volkswagen Jetta III. To tell you the truth, the car is in amazing condition. I took it too many mechanics and under body specialists before I bought it. So far so good. It has 99k on it and is just about to get broken in. The car was a deal for only 4800. I love it and always wanted it. Any used car comes with work, but it also needs care. So, in this situation. I would tell anyone to invest in one. No car lasts forever and you can't guarantee that it will.
2nd Jul 2004, 06:15
I have a 1994 JETTA 3 CLI and I can say that it is own of the best cars out there.
I have done 270 000km with no problems thus far and I race with the car now and then and it never let me down yet.
The car was customized by myself and I will keep it for my son to enjoy one day.
A car is as great as the way the owner looks after it.
24th Feb 2005, 19:17
I have one too. VW does not make good small engines. So far one wiper motor, drivers power window, interior fan and sun roof motor all went. The replacements are very costly and weigh more than a brick. Very little engineering in this respect.
The engine light comes on and off and the dealer told me to spent $600 2 years ago to fix it. I didn't and nothing happened.
I didn't pay a lot so I'm satisified with it. If I bought new I'd buy Toyota or Honda. Volkswagon can't touch them in quality.
17th May 2009, 01:10
I'm buying this car sometime next week from someone who maintained it.. I swear if I have these kinda problems I just might hang myself...