2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Great for the money; very reliable
The windows fell into the door after two years or so. This was a known flaw and the dealer fixed it for free, however.
Had to replace the catalytic converter at around 87,000 miles.
After that, had to replace the vacuum belt because the technician at the dealer's screwed it up.
The radio has stopped working three times and I have had to pull out the fuse and replace it, which fixes the problem.
Had to replace the oil pan last year, but that was because the Mr. Tire I took it to stripped the bolt.
I've been really impressed with this car. I know that some 2002 Jettas tend to be lemons, but I've had incredible luck thus far.
I put about 20,000 miles a year on it, and it's withstood the wear and tear quite well.
Some of the material on the center armrest has started to peel.
I've had virtually no problems with this car, until last year when I had to replace the catalytic converter (and then had the vacuum belt replaced, but that was the technician's fault, not the car's). It's continued to be solid.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th April, 2007