2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0 from North America


Keep on top of minor repairs!


O2 sensor has to be replaced on regular basis.

Airbag light comes on at 50,000km.

Door leaks grease.

Driver side window did fall in.

Trunk latch broke.

Light behind climate control had to be replaced.

General Comments:

The solution for most of these problems is to do it yourself. For anyone that has problems with the windows falling in; you can buy the kit for $40.00. They give you 4 brackets (2 for each door) and your windows will never fall in again. You can then go and drive without worry!

The light for the A/C can be replaced by simply taking a pair of pliers and pulling on the middle knob which will unveil the tiny light you can purchase for $1.73.

I love this car and plan to enter it in car shows. My best advise (only being 17) is that you find a repair manual to do it yourself. This saves you time and money, and makes you more aware of how your cars works.

I've put a lot of time into it and got so much out of it. People have to be gentle, and take of the car.

Don't touch the fuse box, and try to avoid powering up the radio without your keys in the ignition because it will not turn off when you leave the car.

Not replacing the O2 sensor will result in 50 less km per tank of gas.

If you love it - it will love you. After all VW did make the bug; where is the love?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th August, 2003

9th Aug 2003, 21:02

I love my Jetta too! Mine is a 1991 GLD 1.6 non turbo diesel. It has done 152,000 trouble free miles. One must keep on top of the servicing to ensure hastle free motoring. I am now considering replacing it with a Vento 1.9 Diesel. However, I don't want to part with my baby! All I say is VW forever.

Cash strapped 18 year old Irish student!!!

2000 Volkswagen Jetta VR6 from North America


Good choice - if you have a crush on your service repair guy


VIN plate wasn't attached properly, rattled - dealer had to remove windshield to fasten.

24K miles - first window drops into door. This has now happened twice on each side (4 times total). Try not to use the window anymore.

Radio buttons stopped working - replaced by dealer.

Center console latch broke.

Glove compartment broke.

Greasy ooze coming out of the doors.

Engine light came on twice, first repair $900, second $1200, dealer claims it's not related to the O2 recall. (yeah right).

A right front door "rattle" noise.

CD player stops working when it feels like stopping.

Trunk latch doesn't work.

AC is making a weird noise. Can't wait to get an estimate on that.

General Comments:

I'm buying a new car. What a complete piece of junk. VR6 is fast and handles nice, but is a maintenance nightmare.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th August, 2003

14th Jun 2006, 14:06

Looks like you got a lemon, definitely doesn't happen to all.

26th Mar 2010, 12:24

I have one and it hasn't given me problems! Think you got a lemon.

2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR 6 from North America


Satisfying to drive and use


Ignition switch replaced at 18,000 miles.

Temperature sensor failed at 37,000 miles.

Rubberized covering on interior of driver door started peeling at at 10,000 miles.

Center console compartment box latch broke at 8,500 miles.

General Comments:

I like the quality feeling and performance of it. I am 6' tall and find it to be one of the few cars I can get comfortable in.

Because the cost of parts and labor is so high at the dealership I will replace the temperature sensor myself.

I lost my remote key and when I found out how much Volkswagen wants for a replacement I was shocked. Something like $200 as I recall. That's abusive.

I think the car is a good one with some poor electrical components, and some cheap hardware.

Overall I really like the car and feel my mechanical knowledge and ability will be needed to keep it pleasing me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2003