1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL gas from North America
Worst car I have ever owned
Control arm, air conditioning and dash lighting went out.
Driver's door leaks.
Check engine light at 54000 on the nose.
Seats stain easily, and the seats suck.
Replacement parts too expensive.
Radio only works on good days.
This is the worst car I have ever owned. I had a Golf and I should have learned my lesson. Consumer reports (US mag) does not rate the car anymore because it is no longer reliable.
Just like my old Golf, the oddest things go wrong with VW's. Driving at any highway speed during the rain allows water to get in from the drivers door, and into the door speakers.
When told that the car was making front end noise, the dealership gives me a slip of paper telling me about "cold" brakes. After complaining so much they did a complete service and found that the control arm went (or did it?).
Do yourself a favor do not buy this model.
PS, mine is for sale any buyers?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th May, 2001
8th Jan 2002, 13:51
My car just reached 52,000 miles and my check engine light comes on about every 100 miles... I have just ignored it..
Watch out for the security system, my alarm had a "electronical glitch" in it, and the alarm short circuited in a store parking lot. It went on every three minutes and had to be towed to be fixed...
I just love waiting for my car to surprise me next!