A slow, small, unreliable and costly car to own
The head gasket blew at 131,000 miles.
New CV joints at 133,000 miles.
Exhaust completely fell off at 130,500 miles.
Oil leak since the day I bought it. (I didn't know until I saw oil under it the day after I'd bought it.)
Cooling problems galore.
Interior is in perfect shape, clean and still looking new, the one I truly respect about VW is that they made high quality interiors in the vehicles.
All electrical shorted out at 130,750 miles.
Many more problems to mention...
My Volkswagen Jetta has been the most unreliable, hard to fix car I have ever owned. I have owned it since April 2002, and have had nothing but problems with it. The man I bought it from was the original owner and used it to commute to work. I've calculated the amount of time it takes for something to break on this Jetta, and it seems that about every two weeks, something has broken on it and these repairs tend to be extremely spendy. I will never own another Volkswagen as long as I live.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st January, 2003