2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0 from North America
It is a great car especially for me only being 17, I would consider buying another Volkswagen
Oil pan cracked for an unknown reason and leaked all of the oil out. Oil light did not come on until all of the oil was drained out while I was driving.
I had the oil pan replaced and service done. I got the oil pan that is made out of steel instead of aluminum which is stupid for them to make it aluminum.
I live an hour away from the nearest dealer and as I was halfway home my oil light came on and off about every 5-10 seconds. I called and they said it must have been a sensor. I went home and planned on taking it in the next weekend and it turns out my car needed new main bearings and a new oil pump.
Transmission shifts rough sometimes.
I recently had to get a new brake light switch.
Velour seats collect lint and hair.
Floor mat clips broke and mats go everywhere.
Automatic window roll down works when it wants to.
Door goop pours out in the heat.
The first day I got my car my mom parked it and the front bumper got caught on the curb when we were backing out and ripped off the bumper a little bit.
Interior finish peels.
Other than that the car is reliable on most part.
It drives pretty smooth and handles good.
The dealership I go to is great, they are nice.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 26th August, 2005
3rd Oct 2005, 06:24
It seems like the problems you are having are due to the age of the car. cup holders, floor clips. Is anything major wrong with this car?
15th Oct 2005, 21:40
I have the exact same issues... oil pan cracked, window switch, brake switch, cup holders broken, floor mats clip broken, etc. Its not due to age, but rather poor quality and design. These are common issues with the Jetta's. Some are minor (floor mats) and some are severe (oil pan). Many people have lost their motors due to oil starvation. Stay on top of these things and you'll be okay. Car drives and handles well.
11th Feb 2006, 12:37
I am having some of the same problems with my 1999 1/2 Jetta. I believe some of the poor quality is due to VW moving their manufacturing plant to Mexico in the late 1990's, but it may not have anything to do with it.