2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI GLS 1.9 Tdi from North America
Best $20k value in America
I had a minor problem at delivery with the windshield which had to be replaced. The delivering dealership may have caused the problem. I had a transmission gear oil leak out of a flange when the car was new. Apart from those warrantied items, this Jetta TDI has really been nothing short of a complete pleasure to own.
The dealership experience can be a bit scary and is an area VWoA is woeful inadequate at. They must address this and will continue to have a horrible struggle as they attempt to move "upscale" with far more costly products.
Great car with a beautiful interior that reminds me of much more expensive German cars. Only the best in this VW!
The performance of the TDI engine is nothing short of brilliant. It's fast, it offers amazing performance around town and in busy traffic on the highway. I have to pinch myself every time I get out of the car and say it's real. Lifetime fuel economy is close to 47MPG and that's primarily city use.
It is a great experience and many Americans are short-changing themselves by turning up their noses at contemporary diesel-powered sedans like this one. It has no peer and I really look forward to the day when VWoA imports the hi-tech diesels to America that we currently don't have.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th June, 2003