1995 Volkswagen Jetta 40th Celebration 2.0L from North America
A fun, reliable, trustworthy car
Instrument cluster lights just went out around 180,000 miles.
Replaced original timing belt at 160,000 miles.
Needed new rear struts and front strut supports at 130,000 miles.
Needed new throw-out clutch bearing at 130,000 miles.
Extensive brake work around 120,000 miles including new brake pads and calipers, rear drums, and rebuilding the master cylinder (My fault for waiting). :(
Needed to replace the passenger and driver door locks after they both fell out of their doors in early 2001. Interesting problem.
Plastic radio knob broke off in 1998.
A very fun car to drive.
Handles very well, especially considering its price.
Has been very reliable, especially considering the fact that I drive nearly 120 miles per day for work and am typically cruising between 65 and 80 MPH.
Suffers from typical car maintenance problems. Let something go too long and it takes another system with it.
Find a good dealer or mechanic. I don't mean that you will be visiting once a week, I haven't, but I do stress that there are some shoddy dealerships out there which are to be avoided.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th October, 2001