2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS V6 from North America


A costly lemon


Transmission replaced.

Radio replaced twice.

Chipping paint.

Cup holder broken.

Lurching problem.

Fuel Injector replaced.

Can't turn the seat knobs.

Loud noise coming from window area.

General Comments:

I've driven this car 20,000 miles in 3 years and it has had major problems.

I visit the dealership more than I visit most relatives.

Volkswagen would not listen to me when I told them about all these problems at 5000 miles. I'm pretty much stuck with this lemon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th March, 2004

2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4 Cylinder from North America


Not a good buy


Rear seat lever to fold seat down came off in my hand the day I bought the car, before driving it off the lot, when the salesman was showing me how to fold the rear seats down.

Keys were not programmed properly when I bought the car, so my extra set of keys would not start the car and would turn the anti-theft system on. Car towed to Volkswagen twice for this problem so Volkswagen could reprogram computer and the keys.

Ignition tumbler replaced after having the car 2 months. Covered under warranty.

Oxygen sensor replaced, on recall. Covered under warranty.

Mass air flow meter replaced. Covered under warranty.

Glove box replaced due to the hinges cracking in half. Covered by warranty.

Mass air flow meter replaced for second time at 25,062 miles. Not covered under warranty due to this occurring after 24,000 miles warranty.

Vacuum hoses replaced at approximately 30,000 miles. Not covered.

Airbag light came on at approximately 30,000 miles. Repaired at 35,000 miles. Costs were covered by VW after review by the company.

Glove box number two broken at hinges. Not replaced because this would cost $240.00 as quoted.

Cup holder broken, completely fell off while holding a regular cup of Starbucks coffee. Coffee everywhere. Did not replace due to cost of $130.00, seemed a bit excessive to me for something I know is going to break again.

General Comments:

Overall look and feel of the car is great. A fun car to drive.

However, I want a car that is reliable and not having so many issues as it is a tremendous hassle. I've paid a lot of money for the car and now I'm spending a lot of money on a car that's only 4 years old with 35,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th February, 2004

2000 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9 from North America


A money pit


We bought a Volkswagen because of their known reliability. Little did we know that it would fall apart and cost us thousands. We have had our 2000 Jetta since July 03 and it's Feb of 04 and we are already out $1000 in repairs. $280 for spark plugs and wires and a whopping $800 for brakes and rotors. We love the "Volkswagen brake rotors cannot be turned, you must buy brand new ones". I was excited to own this car, now I feel like the dealership saw "sucker" written all over my face. I just hope that this is the end of the problems and not the start, because after I read some of these posts, I did get a little nervous. So far, only spark plugs and spark plug wires... and the brakes, but that's almost enough to bankrupt a person! Owning this car almost makes me embarrased to be German!

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

Review Date: 23rd February, 2004

24th Feb 2004, 23:50

I feel grateful to have come across this website. I've been looking into buying a low mileage 01 Jetta and after reading a lot of these posts of what owners have been through with their VW Jetta's, I am sticking my hard earn money back into my wallet where it belongs. Just because the vehicle LOOKS decent and reliable doesn't mean that it is now when I come to think about it. Drivers Wanted? Not me.

16th Dec 2004, 19:06

Owned :)

2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 from North America


Great car if you can negotiate a good price


Oil dry after 3 months and no oil light came on.

Rear cup-holder will not pop out.

The dealer sent us an extra key that was not programed to the car which triggered the anti-theft system and disabled the car. Dealer payed for tow and fix.

General Comments:

I love the body and interior style, it handles well, has lots of power and a great stereo system.

I plan on leasing for 2 years and then buying another newer Volvo sedan.

I would recommend that buyers make sure they get a good deal on price, get it certified and not plan on keeping the car for to long since the engine burns oil.

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

Review Date: 23rd February, 2004