1999 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews - Page 9 of 52

1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0L Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired52000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles
Previous carHonda Prelude

Summary:

OK Daily Driver

Faults:

Door Locks don't work right.

Trunk lid doesn't open all the time when you use the keyless entry.

Gas Door broke.

Glove box hinge broke.

Light behind a/c controls stopped working

Cup holder broke,

Button from brake handle fell off.

Window clips broke on passenger door.

Had to replace the antenna because the rubber dry rotted.

The struts all went bad, need replacement.

General Comments:

The car as far as engine goes has been a good car, it's just had A lot of electrical issues that are annoying. It rides smooth and stuff, but I don't like electrical vehicles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2007

1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg edition 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance71000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

This car is a great drive and is quite fun and sporty. only a few minor issues

Faults:

The rear passenger side window motor burned up.

The starter is loose and sometimes switches off the lights from not being over all the way.

The muffler is tightened completely from a mechanic and makes very odd rattling sounds.

The weather stripping around the whip back antenna, and sunroof are dry rotting out of age.

The alarm occasionally goes off randomly, fixed with new fuses.

The door bumpers started to come off.

Stock stereo goes up when I go to turn down.

General Comments:

The Jetta is an amazing car, it handles very well.

Never any big issues such as transmission and such.

Only minor annoyance things such as old age wear and tear.

GREAT gas millage for a non diesel.

Fun relaxing car.

EASY to drive.

Stock speakers are quite nice.

Stereo glitches.

Items become worn and torn after 9 years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th October, 2007

1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired124000 miles
Most recent distance141000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

Best car I ever had

Faults:

Actually only replaced the muffler and cat (bought the car knowing about it), window motors and did the brakes once.

General Comments:

I absolutely loved my Jetta. My husband just rolled it a couple of months ago and walked away without even a scratch. At 140,000 I never wondered if it was going to start. Drove it back and forth to NH from NJ, and to KY. This car was fantastic and I can't wait to replace it with another.

I don't know what people are complaining about. For me, I was glad that my stupid window motors were the problems I dealt with rather than front end problems and transmission issues with my NEWER year Explorer!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st October, 2007

1999 Volkswagen Jetta base model from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance133000 miles

Summary:

It is perfect!

Faults:

My 99 Jetta got stuck in park as well. The only time I could switch gears was when the key was right before the 1st position. (This is when the dash lights are off.) Since you can only start the car in park or neutral, a trick is to place the shift knob right between neutral and drive. it should start up, and then you can push it slghtly back right into drive. Then at least you wont have to tow your car to get it repaired. Obviously doing this repetitively is not a good idea. The part I needed to get this common problem fixed was a break light switch. It only costs me $35.

General Comments:

This car has very good gas mileage.

It rides very smooth.

It has a cute appearance.

It is perfect for first-time drivers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2007

1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg 2.0 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.8 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Chrysler Jeep

Summary:

Avoid VW at all cost because you will pay

Faults:

Replaced all four window operators.

Head gasket.

Caliper holders were seized and rotors.

Vacuum lines collapsed.

Engine light won't go out.

Repaired wires through the drivers door. To short and eventually riped appart causing alarm and windows to go haywire.

General Comments:

The car is junk. I will never by another German car or allow anyone in my family to buy one. I am stuck with it now until my son gets into his job.

Nothing but problems seems like something new every month.

When it runs, it runs well, but not worth the trouble.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st August, 2007

31st Jul 2009, 21:29

There are wiring problems in the 98 Jetta even without the power windows; the wires shorting out in the column, the console and at the radio. Of course these problems are not worth fixing. Beware.

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