1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L from North America
A very nice looking piece of crap
I thought I had bought a wonderful car when I took delivery of my 2000 Jetta, I didn't know what I was getting into.
After about 9 days the automatic shifter was not shifting properly. On the most minute inclines the car would roll backwards in drive. The dealer found no problems and the mechanic said the rollback was standard on all VW's. Twenty days later, a different mechanic immediately diagnosed the rollback as not standard at all. After 17 days with a rental car, I received my Jetta back with a new transmission and even noisier than before. Two days later, none of the dials including the speedometer functioned. Then the dealer informed me that in addition to these maladies the anti-lock brakes were not functioning due to complications of the car's new transmission. Shortly after the 10,000 mile check up my little orange engine light came on. Another trip to the dealer showed up a minor problem with the transmission. At 13,300 miles the transmission fell off its support and is missing a chunk according to the mechanic. The car yet again resides at the dealer service lot. Ugh!
Buy something else, please.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 31st July, 2001