1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2 L from North America
Damn fine car
Not too much has gone wrong with my Jetta, aside from regular maintenance items of course. Timing belt at 90,000 Km; recently had the passenger side door lock break off and fall out; I've had oil leaks repaired by the dealer a couple of times; oil pan, and the seal between the engine and transmission. A small patch of rust has now appeared, drivers side, rear wheel.
Good car. Drives and handles well in mostly city driving.
What I do want to comment on is that recently I installed a hitch to tow my new 8 foot tent trailer. I took the trailer over the mountains this month, June 2008, and got 19.2 mpg with a full load. The worst spots got me down to third gear (on a 5 speed) but kept the speed up to 80km/hr; that's 50mph for most of you. All in all, it was an impressive performance for a 14 yr old vehicle with a 4 cylinder engine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th June, 2008