2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0 from North America




Only some wear and tear parts, but I just got the car and it is the best. I only paid 8g for it and that's with tax and all! It wasn't a VW dealer, but I had to watch and look for everything because we knew some stuff they did not. Great car though so far I got 300 with a little bit more above E. its 2000 and its manual color is black... power everything and no leather or power seats. anyway like I said it's a lovely car with 3months service protection for anything that goes wrong.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th May, 2004

2000 Volkswagen Jetta V6 from North America


A lemon


The VW Jetta V6 is extremely unreliable; it has required numerous repairs and has had numerous recalls.

I have had the engine speed sensor replaced (25335 miles) ; mass air sensor and oxygen sensor replaced (26993 miles) ; door lock assembly replaced (13225 miles), and now have to replace the ignition coil (32000). I have had the window clips (window would not roll back up), the glove box hinge, and the armrest compartment hinge break. The emission workshop lite repeatedly comes on, requiring at least a $75 diagnostic test (at least three times now). My service department now tells me until it comes on three times, I should not bring it in. The recalls include the mass air sensor (I called VW to complain and they "bought" my part, so I only had to claim the $200 for installation on the recall) ; the brake lights/cruise control switch; child car seat clips; and one other I cannot remember. There have been other repairs I have not listed, just because I have run out of room.

General Comments:

I am very disappointed in the 2000 VW Jetta V6. I would sell it and take my loss tomorrow if I could.

I would like to know at what point VW decides so many of these sensors and other items have required repair that a recall musts be issued -- without the court settlement as was required in the window regulator mechanism.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th May, 2004

22nd Jun 2004, 06:45

Sounds like a carbon copy of my 2000 Jetta VR6...except now my ball joints ares shot at 53,000 miles. Whats next?

23rd Jul 2004, 19:10

The car is a 2000 Jetta GL TDI with auto trans purchased new in Dec 1999, still own for now.

Thus far, I have replaced front and rear pads and rotors at 65km and front sway bar cost $990.

The rear shock bushings are now gone at 150km -cost to replace $400. The MAPP sensor went at 80km, $710. A headlight bulb -$27, a taillight bulb $15.

I refuse to deal with the selling dealer because of his outrageously high parts prices -$52 for 4 litres of syn. oil. Another dealer is much more reasonable with prices.

After 4 previous VWs, The last is still going at 400,000km, I won't be buying another. It took numerous telephone calls and a year wait to get a reply to my letter to VW HQ. The dealer hasn't bothered to call back.

"ROUTINE" replacement of the timing belt at every 45000km at a cost of $450 isn't include in the above-noted figures.

No, will not buy another VW, maybe an OLD bug if the price is right. Tom in Halifax

2000 Volkswagen Jetta turbo diesel from North America


You get what you pay for


The passenger side window has fallen down into the door twice.

Loses power regularly requires dealer service.

Windshield washer tubes have rotted. I no longer have use of the washer.

The check engine light is on.

General Comments:

Over the past year or so the power has waned.

Also, the fuel economy has dropped considerably.

The parts for this car are very costly.

Most repair work has had to be done by the (expensive) dealership.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th May, 2004

16th Jul 2004, 09:32

I had a '97 TDI which lost power. After cleaning the intake out, it restored 99% of the power. Look at http://www.tdiclub.com/ for more info.