1999 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews - Page 7 of 52

1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission VR6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance144000 miles

Summary:

A lot of fun to drive, but very delicate

Faults:

Tire belts seemed to separate.

Two window lifts failed and the windows fell into the doors.

The alternator failed at 10,000 miles.

Both water pumps leaked (secondary electric water pump, main mechanical water pump).

The AC radio never worked properly.

The coolant T on the back of the motor leaked.

The Glove compartment door hinge broke.

The coffee cup holder broke.

The spark pac failed.

The serpentine belt idler arm bearing failed.

The seat springs kept falling out due to the plastic tabs that they were attached to breaking.

The purge valve from the gas tank's evaporative cell failed and every time I filled the tank, the car's first start was difficult.

General Comments:

This car ran for 144 thousand miles. It was sporty, peppy and looked good, but it was very delicate. It was kept in a garage and waxed twice a year.

As the front seat springs fell out, the seats became very uncomfortable.

The fold down rear seats gave me an immense amount of trunk space. It sometimes served as my pick up truck.

Dealer maintenance strategy involved reading OBDII codes and fixing those problems. Other engine problems were extremely difficult to fix.

I did not like filling my compact car with high test gasoline, which was required.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th January, 2009

1999 Volkswagen Jetta from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles

Summary:

Fun to drive, unreliable and expensive to own

Faults:

Windshield wiper motor went

Rear brake overhaul

Front brake overhaul later

Alternator went stranding me on toll road at 4am

Engine cooling fan went randomly (noticed when car was overheating while idle)

Everything plastic that breaks easily has broken (glove box hinge, armrest, etc)

Starter is about to go.

General Comments:

The car is fun to drive

Good gas mileage

Sun roof is great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th December, 2008

1999 Volkswagen Jetta from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired1000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

The car is a piece of junk to put it lightly!

Faults:

The air has gone out twice.

The windows have fallen inside the doors many times.

The transmission has been replaced twice.

The headlights have broken (not just the bulb).

There has been an oil leak. The oil has poured out of the car.

The radiator has had to be replaced.

And many other countless things I cannot remember.

General Comments:

This car has caused me so much grief! I will never buy another Volkswagen again!!! The problems are not easy to fix because it is a foreign car and no one has the parts. Also the dealer rips you off if you need anything fixed.

If I can give you one piece of advice, never buy a Volkswagen, you will hate yourself for it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th December, 2008

1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Manual
Distance when acquired124000 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Great car

Faults:

There are two large puddles of water in the back floor.

I have a 4 door and the floor behind the driver and passenger seats both have puddles of water, even if the car hasn't been driven.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th December, 2008

1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance39000 miles
Previous carDodge Ram Pickup

Summary:

Major piece of crap

Faults:

1999 Jetta Wolfsburg Edition.

Water leak in passenger seat floor, trickles on driverside floor, and behind drivers seat.

Backseat driver window falls down by itself.

Check engine light stays on.

Too many plastic parts.

Seats cling junk to them; it's yucky.

Backseat cup holder broke very easily.

A/c is loud.

When I make turns, you can hear a massive amount of water flowing somewhere, and the A/C vent will sound muffled for a moment, and then the water pours!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th August, 2008

1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg 2.0 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired13 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles
Previous carVolvo Volvo 760

Summary:

Junk

Faults:

Everything has gone wrong except the engine and transmission.

1) Windows, all regulators changes, 2 motors

2) Coil - replaced 4 times

3) Check engine light - Constantly on but always for a reason: Bad engineering! (I placed a square of black tape over the light, and now it's gone! For free!!!)

4) Radio volume button: goes up when you want it lower. Nice touch with the elderly and babies in the car...

I could go on and on, but I don't have a week.

General Comments:

WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER VW IN MY LIFE, and I won't feel sorry when they do go out of business.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th June, 2008

13th Nov 2008, 17:11

I sprayed some Ignition Dry'N Go on the distributor cap, all the connections, and where the spark plugs are located (engine must be cool), no more problems. The engine does not like humidity... especially after a car wash, the engine would miss a few beats...

Average review marks: 5.5 / 10, based on 177 reviews