1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL old body style 2.0L from North America
If you have the money to fix and repair almost monthly, go for it. Otherwise, buy a honda
Reverse gear replaced at 65,000.
Muffler replaced 3 times within one year.
Throttle body cleaned at 105,00.
Water pump replaced 98,000.
Power steering pump replaced 99,000.
I hate this car so much, I love it. Love-hate relationship. As many problems as I have had with this car, I will continue to purchase the vehicles. However, this is probably, mostly based on aesthetic reasons. When you see a jetta, you look...it's kind of like a jeep thing. I've had this car for a little over 2 years...it's probably been in the shop 6 months within the two years. I'm sure all you VW owners know.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 1st February, 2006
27th Apr 2006, 12:29
I'm sorry to hear you have had so many problems with your VW! We got a Jetta GL last October and we love it. We replaced the cat with a magnaflow and a muffler. Otherwise it has been great! :)
27th Apr 2006, 16:44
All that sounds like normal wear and tear for a near 100,000 mile car. Except for the muffler, you must live in a high salt area.
15th Feb 2007, 13:41
Yeah I'm kinda confused here, except for the muffler, you'd be hard pressed to find a vehicle that didn't need that kind of maintenance at 100k miles. Nothing unusual about that.
26th Jul 2010, 01:10
I agree with you. I have a 98 Jetta! It had 90000 approx miles on it when I bought it. I've had it for 3 years and it's one problem after another.
Now it's my muffler, or well I think it's my muffler. It makes this loud, horrible, rattling noise when I turn on the car and it gets louder as I drive! Pretty embarrassing!
But I still love it.