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