A performance-car with reliabiliy issues
1. 90-volt alternator broke. Replaced with 125-volt alternator for $600.
2. Driver-side front turnsignal burnt out.
3. Stock CD receiver broke. Replaced with Sony Xplod receiver.
4. Front drink holder's spring broke.
Overall, the 1999 Jetta is a good performance-car. I previously had a 1999 Acura Integra GS, and the Jetta out-performs it in handling, comfort, and torque. It's stock speakers are above average and you feel well protected by the German-engineered frame.
However, it's actual reliability is still in question for me. The previous owner took care of all the recalled parts, but a few problems still existed. I am still working on the car, so I have not yet figured out all the problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th December, 2002