1989 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L from North America
I think the more recent Jettas are better
The starter and the fuel pump.
This car handles pretty and has (had?) some pep, but it is an old, rusty Northeastern U.S. car and I had a horrible time getting a starter that would hold up. A mechanic pointed out that the starter is in a bad place- under the exhaust manifold and under the back side of the engime block. Therefore, I had a hard time starting the car for years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 3rd September, 2005
No, it's quite the opposite. Old Jetta's were highly reliable cars, at least when compared with the newer ones.
Have a look at the 1997-2004 Jetta's (or Bora's) reviews and start counting sad faces.
Its known that the starter would get much too hot or melt and not work properly. It is an electric motor after all...
So that's why I had a custom heat sheild built for mine. ;)