2000 Volkswagen Jetta VR6 6 Cylinder from North America
You will love to drive it, just don't buy it!
Glove box hinge broke.
Center console hinge snapped off.
Heat/Air conditioning fan broke.
Driver side window clips.
Passenger side window clips.
Mass Air Flow Sensor.
Throttle Body Replaced at 41,000 miles.
Throttle Body #2.
Fuel Pump relay.
Brake light Switch.
ECM (the computer that controls all that stuff!)
Wiring Harness- 2 broken wires and 3 worn wires replaced.
New ECM has a bad Ground causing Throttle Valve issues, still fighting with VW over it.
By definition this car is a love/hate experience. When it is running it is super fast and handles like a dream with a power curve that never stops.
On the other hand it is plagued by problems in both fit and finish and with the engine mechanics.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 31st July, 2006
21st Aug 2006, 17:15
I appreciate your comments and the comments of others. Because of your time to detail these complaints, my college daughter in Tallahassee won't be getting a GLX.
25th Nov 2006, 15:29
What can I say, I must agree 100% with the original post. This car is a dream to drive, but has been a nightmare with service.
We own a 2000 VR6 with an Automatic transmission. While it ran great for a year or so, we started getting tons of error messages and such on this vehicle. We've replaced a speed sensor, a brake light indicator switch, transmission control module, and were now looking at a new transmission and numerous exhaust system repairs.
While I love this car from a driving standpoint, the mechanical aspects of this car are awful. The car only has 85,000 miles, and this is at least the second transmission for this vehicle.
I also had a bad experience with the dealership we bought it at, mislead that this was a certified vehicle, never told that the transmission had been replaced even though it was a VW rebuild on the transmission, and the dealership we have it serviced at now has been poor at best with service standards.
Stay away from VW in general as this has become a money pit for my family.