2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 from North America


Everyone should drive a Volkswagen!!


The Side mirror Knob broke while I was cleaning the interior because I brushed it too hard.

General Comments:

This Car is very reliable.

It handles curves very well.

It Allows me to get places quickly, but safely.

It has an awesome "get-up-and-go" engine, and great brakes.

Its collision ratings are excellent.

The interior was in excellent condition when I purchased it and still is.

Its easy to maintain.

It has a great Monsoon sound system. (comes stock with the car)

It has lots of trunk space and allows you to fold the back seats down if needed.

It's an excellent car for a cheap price.

I would recommend that everyone drive a Volkswagen.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th May, 2004

29th Jun 2005, 17:16

Wow! What a relief to read your comment. I haven't had my Jetta long, but I got a sweet deal on it and I absolutely love it. After some of the negative things I read I began to worry, but you just made me feel better. Thanks!


2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 from North America


Buyer Beware!


Mass airflow sensor replaced at 5,000 miles. This is a common problem, but the dealer won't tell you that. They'll charge you $500 to fix it even if you're still under warranty.

Front spoiler--underneath bumper--is a flimsy piece of (ahem) plastic that was designed very poorly. It's too close to the ground so even small bumps in the road knock it around. It is held on by plastic connectors, so that if they break, you need an entirely new front spoiler at a cost of $450! I've replaced it once, it's falling off again, but I'm going to let it drag.

My rear brakes died at 30,000 miles. I replaced the brakes elsewhere.

The hinges on the glove box are flimsy pieces of (ahem) plastic. They broke without any effort from me.

The cup holders are poorly designed and can't hold drinks larger than a "medium."

The dealer gouges you on parts and labor, but that's the only place you can get most repairs done.

General Comments:

The car is nice when you get it, but quickly starts to fall apart.

The engine is quite powerful and (aside from the mass airflow sensor) has been reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th May, 2004

5th Mar 2005, 18:01

I agree completely. I wish I NEVER bought a Jetta. I have a 2000 Jetta GLS, and I have had more problems with this poorly made piece of <fill in the blank>. I've already replaced the motor to my sunroof 2 times, my cup holder 3 times, the air filter 2 times, and each time the mechanic tells me how "rare" these problems are. At 30,000 miles, I had to pay $600 to replace a part so my car could actually start. Now, at 50,000 miles, my power windows, powerlocks, trunk button and fuel door button on the driver-side don't work. I called the mechanic, and again they said how "rare" that was, but google this topic and thousands of pages come up on the problem.

Volkswagen used to make good, solid cars, but they got greedy, moved the manufacturing to Mexico and buy the cheapest parts possible. I will NEVER buy a Jetta (or Volkswagen) for that matter ever again, and I warn others never to buy them.

2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.9L turbo diesel from North America


Beautiful car, great interior, amazing gas mileage and no regrets


Glow plug switch malfunctioned on the last day of 2 year warranty. Fortunately it only required a computer reset.

Right rear taillight went out, but was easily fixed during my 12 month service. Unfortunately it went out again only after a few months. I found out when I a cop pulled me over for that reason alone.

The performance of the turbo seems to be dwindling as my car, nearly 4 years old now, seems to have difficulty accelerating quickly.

General Comments:

I have heard horror stories about the reliability, or lack thereof, of Jettas. I must be fortunate because my car has experienced none of the problems associated with the electrical system, windows, and general quality of workmanship.

The interior is incredibly well-designed, everything is exactly where it should be, and the quality is on par with that of BMW, known for their incredibly luxurious and well-appointed interiors.

I have no regrets with my car. The fuel economy is excellent, sometimes getting about 500 miles per tank, and even nearly 650 on a few occasions. I still think it's sexy and sleek and will definitely miss it when I hand it back in (I leased) next month. Again, I must be lucky not to have had some of the more common problems, but considering that I've taken my Jetta camping and on back roads where it probably shouldn't have gone, it still impresses me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st May, 2004

4th Sep 2004, 14:13

Your turbo is breaking, and you're still talking about the fantastic reliablity of the car? My Saab has over 200k miles and is just as powerful today as the day I bought it.