1995 Volkswagen Jetta GS from North America
Great car for a YOUNG enthusiast
Day 3 of ownership: The car stalled a few feet from an intersection, the doors locked, and the original-equipment theft alarm sounded.
60500 miles: The passenger-side body molding fell off. Not covered by warranty.
70000 miles: The instrument cluster lights fail. Not covered by warranty. Very annoying, but not worth the cost of repairing.
*The dealership in Ft. Lauderdale is not know for its exceptional customer service. Each time the car was brought to them for service something else would be wrong. If the car was in for an oil change & AC checkup, it would come out with missing door lock-knobs or missing stereo knobs. Or their would be grease on the body panels.
Maybe this is typical... I don't know. An air filter change would be charged for the:
A: AIR FILTER
As you know, labor rates are roughly $65/hour. At the rate of 20 minutes to install a stinking air filter, I was charged over $20 for a 2-3- minute job.
My Wife and I have always enjoyed the handling of the car, and are amazed at the spaciousness of the trunk despite the overall size. This is our 3rd VW over the years. After having 300,000 miles or so to experience VW, we have decided their has got to be better overall engineering out there for a slightly higher price (lower overall maintenance cost), given the competitiveness of the automakers.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th December, 2003