1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0 from North America
Since 1998 I have had my ignition changed out at 115,000.
My water pump replaced after 125,000 miles, twice by non dealership, and it is in the dealership right now at 155,000 + for cooling system waiting to hear.
Check engine light came on at about 115,000 because of idle regulator.
Three windows, electric, have motors busted.
A/C not working properly at about 115,000.
My Jetta Wolfsburg 1999 has been a very reliable car overall, and the problems I have had were after 100,000 miles. Even if I paid double or triple what I actually paid for this car, it would be a terrific and reliable car.
The repairs can be pricey, but I don't mind at all, because the car has really lasted, and if the replacement parts last as long as the originals, it is quite a deal!
The handling is fantastic, and for a 4 cylinder has quite a lot of power, and I have no trouble climbing steep inclines. I got different rims after an accident, and ache to have my VW ones back.
I am really surprised of the negative comments for the VW's. I have to say I have been very, very pleased with mine, and am strongly considering going to get another one, and keeping the one I have going as well.
My maintenance record is very good. I take it in regularly for oil changes, had my timing chain changed for the first time at 120,000 only because I didn't know any better before that.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd May, 2006