2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T
Warning to other potential VW Owner DON'T DO IT
I tell ya if I could look back when choosing a car I would have run the other way. I have owned this 2002 Jetta 1.8L Turbo since Nov/01 since that time it has been in the shop for four major repairs. First one Apr/02 was a head gasket... secondly the monsoon stereo gave up in July/03...Dec/02 the engine light comes on and gets towed in I'm told a 2 - 4 week wait for an igniton harness (coil I guess)...amazing enough the car is ready in 2 days... they replaced it with another defective coil of a 2003 model...Jan/03 my car is on the back of a tow truck once more... the other coil is gone... VW warranty only allows for one coil at a time to be replaced from what I am told... they replaced two... if there is in fact 4 coils that just means I will be back in four weeks... something has to be done for the consumer... after several complaints to VW I might get some results... I feel for those people that are getting stuck with a $500 + repair bill because their warranties have run out and no knowledge of the problem.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th January, 2003