2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 from North America
For a few extra 000s, I'd buy an A4
Within the first few weeks of owning my brand new GLX I had returned to the dealer 3 times. First the seat memory did not work, then I noticed the seat heaters did not work and finally, the sunroof made a horrific noise everytime I closed it.
Eight months after taking delivery of my car I could not shift out of park. The brake sensor failed and did not recognize that I had my foot on the brake!
My left and right signals stick mid signal.
Next, the clock in the car does not keep the time. As the car is driven, the clock gets faster and faster. Of course, when I take it in to the dealership, they do not notice a problem because the problem cannot be assessed in a 1 hour trip to the dealership. They did not fix it, and now the car is not under warranty anymore and I am still having the problem and they are still not fixing it!!!
Finally, the panels on the rear windows are rusting. Again, I am fighting with my dealership to fix that as I have been told this is a very common issue with the Jetta.
This car is very comfortable as a driver and as a passenger. However, the humming noise every time I press on the gas does concern me and way too many things have gone wrong for me to say I would buy another one!
Obviously VW became aware of many of these things given that with the 2001 version the warranty was doubled!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th April, 2003