Volkswagen Jetta Review from Norway

1990 Volkswagen Jetta GLi 1.8 Gasoline

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 Gasoline Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired151000 kilometres
Most recent distance226000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Timeless German four doors sedan

Faults:

Shock absorbers have gone at 220000 km.

Shifted all wheel bearings at 189000 km.

Dashboard lighting began to flicker at 210000.

General Comments:

This car was well cared for by the previous owner and has given me no problem whatsoever, except what described above.

Handling is good (courtesy of Yokoama's A509 195/50-15) and steering rock solid.

I say a 33 mpg (15 km/L) mileage is not shabby for a twelve years old 1.8L.

Just passed European Union's compulsory Periodic Technical Control without any special work being done on it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th September, 2002

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review