1999 Volkswagen Jetta VR6 2.8 6 cylinder from Mexico
Maneuverability and engine responsiveness for the smallest V6 makes this model unique in its class
First warranty service repair, sun-roof at 30k miles.
Second warranty service replacement, water-pump at 45k miles.
First scheduled-maintenance 45k miles, (no cost).
Back-door replacement due to "minor" mishap, insurance deductible of $150 USD.
Third service under warranty, mass-flow meter at 55k miles.
Right back window electric controls malfunction at 58k miles, repair cost $100 USD.
Second scheduled-maintenance at 65k miles, cost $350 USD.
Water-pump and temperature sensor replacements at 68k, cost $450 USD.
Front pilot seat, leather starts cracking, central electrical controls to open/close doors malfunctions.
Front strut and complete brake replacements at 70k miles, cost $980 USD.
Second v-belt replacement at 75k miles, cost $125.
Oil pan and gasket replacement due to accident at 82k miles, cost $425 USD.
Alternator regulator repair, cooling leakage repair at 86k miles, cost $310 USD.
Front suspension ball-joint replacement at 90k miles, cost $450 USD.
Last v-belt replacement starts with annoying noise again, at 92k miles is due back to the shop!!
After 11 years, this car still handles great at high speeds up to 115 miles/hour.
The original complete exhaust system (ssteel) keeps engine noise at low levels.
Averaging 9k for each oil (synthetic) change + filter, consumption at 92k miles is about 1qtr/2000miles, great!!
ABS braking system has saved me a couple times from a possible fatal accident.
Rear leather seats aren't too comfortable, and leg spacing isn't enough.
This model can act as a sports car and as a family car as well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st January, 2011