1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.9 turbo diesel from North America
Great fuel economy!
The stock Goodyear tires were replaced after 20,000 kms.
The reverse gear broke at 25,000kms.
Brake shoes and rotors were changed at 35,000 kms.
Battery changed at 55,000 kms.
Clutch and turbocharger changed at 65,000 kms.
Re-glued side moldings about 6 times.
The electronics seem to have been playing tricks on me for the past 5,000 km's.
The 1997 Jetta is a nice looking car, and the diesel engine is very fuel efficient.
However, I have had far too many problems to want to buy another VW below the year 2000 mark.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th October, 2003