2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 from North America
Piece of cr@p
Windows fell down (front driver and passenger side).
Windows fell down again (both sides at different times) after being fixed previously.
Glove box support arm broke.
Armrest latch broke.
Rear cupholder broke.
Front cupholder broke.
Air flow sensor died at 40K miles. ($$$)
A/C compressor died at 70K miles. ($$$)
Computer died at 80K miles. ($$$)
LED readout has been fading in and out for the last 20K miles.
Trip switch on the wiper stalk died - can't access secondary trip data now. Replacement of entire stalk required at $350.
Plastic fuel line from tank to filter broke at 85K miles.
Bearings on idler pulley gave out at 88K miles - have to replace the whole arm ($250).
I bought this car because I loved the way it looked and the way it drove and the fact that it gets about 28MPG on the highway if you take it easy. I still love to drive this car, but I can't seem to keep it running so I'm getting rid of it. What a shame - I think the engineers probably got it right, but no one bothered to make sure the suppliers were doing their job.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th June, 2005