2001 Volkswagen Jetta SLE 4.0 from North America
Not made well enough, and wouldn't buy again
I've replaced the water pump, temperature gauge, thermostat, catalytic converter, and timing belt.
The interior paint is peeling, and the CD player malfunctions.
The lights on the dash, which indicate speed and rpms, also blink and often go out, so I have no idea how fast I'm going.
The antenna is beginning to peel away from the seal on the roof, and the door is beginning to rust.
Check engine light has been on twice in the past month. After I had the thermostat replaced, the coolant light started blinking that same day.
I really love my car in spite all of the problems, although it's getting to the point where I can't afford to continue dumping hundreds of dollars into it every month.
My car in particular seems to have a lot of electrical issues, and after reading Jetta blogs, that seems to be a common area of problems for other owners.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th March, 2008