1998 Volkswagen Jetta LX 2.1 from North America
I hate this car
You name it!
The check engine light came on after I owned it for only a couple weeks. After many return visits to the dealer to correct it, I just gave up. The light finally burned out after 2 years.
In rain and snow, the car sometimes refuses to go above 25 MPH. The dealer told me "it was a thinking car" and the computer just needed to be reset (at a cost of $60 each time).
I cannot turn my A/C on above "2" or the car sounds like a helicopter.
I have had several miscellaneous problems with the ignition system.
The alarm system has gone haywire at least twice.
The molding is falling off the doors.
The list goes on and on and on...
This car has been a big disappointment. I will never buy another Volkswagen for as long as I live.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th September, 2001
8th Jan 2003, 19:43
As a VW Passat owner, I can see it has a lot it common with the Jetta. They are both terrible cars. After my experience with Volkswagen I will never buy one again. If anything goes wrong, you'd better get your check book out.
8th May 2003, 21:47
I have a 1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT automatic and I have no problems like the normal maintenance and I love this car, it now has 80,000 miles on it and it can go forever, no trans problems check engine lights or anything has gone wrong and runs great, but really it depends on when the car was actually made. I am not planning on getting rid of mine any time soon.