When I first bought this car I was 16. I HAD to have a Jetta, they were just so cute and so me.
BAD IDEA. My dad wanted me to get a brand new Nissan Maxima, sunroof, leather interior. Totally should have done that. Ever since I have had this car, I honestly can't even remember every little thing that I have had an issue with. I had to take the car in for some recalls within like a month after getting it, which was a pain in the butt. Then, I had my dip stick break off in the oil thing.
After that the glove compartment broke (the right arm part), that was $150.00 to fix, I know that price by heart because it has broken now about oh say, 4 times.
The window falls into the door routinely. The back passenger side window will roll up, then down, and you have to roll it up again. The passenger side window has gotten "off track" several times.
The back cup holder never worked, the front cup holder broke off and is way too much to fix - I'll hold my drinks, I have legs.
The latch to the center console snapped in half, again too much to fix - I will grin and bear it.
The tail light has gone out of me twice, but doesn't go out completely... if you wiggle it - then it will come back on.
The passenger side blinker has gone out.
The water gasket has broken on me 2 times.
The oil doesn't last to save anyone's life, and has caused me to break down and have smoke so thick I couldn't see anyways at least 2 times.
The tires never last because the alignment is a major issue.
I am currently having to pay $600 for a new tie rod (inner and outer), the timing belt is $1,000 to fix (civics are at most $600).
No one likes to work on them because everything is in the MIDDLE OF THE ENGINE.
The front bumper rips off from pulling up on the parking things too far and is $1,500 to fix. I have to park far from them and then risk someone hitting my rear.
I'm currently having to pay for a new MAF sensor, had to get a tune up last week that ran me $200 (again, lucky me Jettas have everything in the middle of the engine).
The interior lights for the air/heating controls shorted out as well as the speedometer lights and the actual speedometer.