1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 from North America
Not bad, but pricey for what you get.
Key-less entry system stopped working at 50,000 miles.
Ground cables have come loose, just from hitting pot holes, causing the car to shut off.
Ignition coil was replaced at 60,000 miles.
Distributor cap replaced at 60,000 miles.
Paint has started to corrode on bumper, and at the bottoms of the doors.
Driver's side door, wiring was replaced for door locks.
Automatic transmission shifts hard.
Exhaust was replaced at 60,000 miles due to corrosion.
Firewalls have fallen down, causing annoying rattle.
I have had very bad dealership experience. They ask too much to do the simplest things. They also give false diagnosis and then charge way too much, just to look.
The car handles very well, and has a lot of go power.
I do think that the car looks awesome; I just wish I'd thought more of the cost rating than the appearance.
I have also come to the conclusion that most people that have drove a Honda or Toyota, don't like Volkswagens because of their reliability. They're not even close to Honda or Toyota in those terms.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th January, 2004