1999 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 from North America
I would never recommend buying a VW
Check Engine light has come on too many times to count, and requires a diagnosis fee every time to figure out why it's on.
Driver's side window has broken twice. The passenger side window has broken once.
Airbag light, ABS brake light, and others would come on at random due to malfunctioning.
Temperature gague has broken, so I had no idea how hot the engine was getting.
Oxygen sensor has now been replaced 3 times, and I am waiting for the 4th one to arrive at the dealership so that it can be replaced yet again.
Glove box latch has broken and every time I open it the door falls off.
The latch on the armrest has broken, so the things in my storage compartment fall out when I put the arm rest up.
The cup holder in the back seat is broken.
There were loose bolts in the drivers side axle, and I was told to be very careful while driving it until they could fix it, which took about 3 weeks to do.
The car does handle nicely, especially when driving fast on winding roads.
However, this car is not worth the headache, worry, or hassle.
Too many things have gone wrong on this car for it only being a few years old.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th October, 2002
1st Nov 2002, 13:51
Dear 1999 owner nothing has changed. My wife & I have a 2001 Jetta VR6 and have had problems with bolts missing from the driver side axle, the broken window problem, new axle, and now a new trans.
What a great car, I will be going to a consumer protection group.