2000 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews from North America - Page 2 of 87

2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX or GLS 6 cylinder

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Most recent distance149000 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

This car is annoying as hell

Faults:

A few problems:

(1) The alarm system. Completely a wreck. I would have the alarm going off randomly and would have to push the button to make it stop. The locking system would trigger the alarm at times (i.e. if you didn't turn the key properly) I resorted to using the key with the battery beeper went out. Nobody told me that I better get a spare key made of the electrical version before the battery dies, or you never get another electrical key again.

(2) It's too low to the ground. I really drive my cars, and within the 1st week of having this car, I broke the very weak oil pan... that eventually is what killed the car in the end... another broken oil pan. It's also so low to the ground that you end up ripping off the front bumper every time you park toward a curb.

(3) Electric system lights on the console. They never went off, even when the problems were fixed.

General Comments:

To be fair it was reliable. Expensive as hell to fix, but reliable if you drive it properly and didn't do anything to offend it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th October, 2010

2000 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9 TDI turbo diesel

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.9 TDI turbo diesel Manual
Distance when acquired234225 miles
Most recent distance237652 miles
Previous carChevrolet Impala

Summary:

Great if it's running right

Faults:

I have a 2000 Jetta TDI, and for no apparent reason it lost power. Reading comments, I have learned that it seems to be possibly a MAF sensor, changed it out, doesn't seem to be the problem. Didn't cost me anything because we have three of them. Process of elimination has lead me to believe that the next step should be clean intake manifold or check cats.

General Comments:

I'm new to the VW experience, and up to now quite happy. Once I have resolved this problem, I will report on my findings.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 4th September, 2010

5th Sep 2010, 12:15

Is it throwing any engine codes?

10th Nov 2012, 09:04

The boost sensor in the top of the intercooler will cause a loss of power issue too.

2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 2.8 VR6

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.8 VR6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

Speed, luxury, and power

Faults:

I got this car in pretty good shape, but the person before me didn't take great care of the body. There are scratches and dings all over the car, and the front bumper was almost ripped off.

I've done a lot of work on it to perfect some things but there were only a few small problems that were a bit costly.

Things needed replaced/fixed...

- A/C compressor

- Windshield wipers

- O2 sensor

- Front and back lights

- Belts and hoses

- Paint touch-ups

- Engine tune-up

- 5 Disc CD player

- Armrest latch

The A/C was the most expensive thing to replace. It squeaks pretty bad, but I'm going to put some WD40 on it to see if that helps.

All these problems are pretty common on this car and most cars, so if you keep it clean and up to date, it's a great and powerful car.

General Comments:

Performance parts..

- Magnaflow exhaust

- 5% tint

- Blue calipers

- Smoked taillights

- White powder-coated rims

What I want to get..

- 19" white rims

- Lo pro tires

- Sound system

- Halogen lights

- K&N Cool-Air intake.

I love my VR6, and would most definitely buy a new one if I had the money. People always say how you have to replace a lot of things, but that's true with any car you buy. Don't treat it bad, and it will love you as much as you love it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th August, 2010

2000 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Distance when acquired147000 miles
Most recent distance185000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen NISSAN SENTRA

Summary:

Great car before 145000 mileage

Faults:

Timing belt blew out, bent all valves at 160000.

Radiator fans at 160000.

Overheating at 184000 - replaced thermostat fans again, some pipes and hoses. Will check water pump?

Gear wire leading to engine slips out and causes the gears in the cabin to slip out as well.

General Comments:

This is a dependable car, but once it had started overheating everything has left me wondering what it is. It has very expensive parts but I live near Mex so the mechanics are cheaper.

I love the little car, but I am so tired of the bigger problems it has.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th August, 2010

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 279 reviews