2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.5 from North America
One hell of a blood sucking money vampire
It would be easier for me to name what is right...
I thought I was the only one with all these problems til I ran across this site.
My car smells like crayons no matter what I do, my alternator just went bad and my hazard switch has been replaced 2x since the recall.
My lights have to be replaced every few months, and if I do need the hazards, my turn signals won't work for about an hour after I turn them off.
It will no longer hold the special pink coolant be cause there is a leak I have yet to find (no mechanic can either). I have had to replace the hoses and reservoir twice, and still no success. It will only run on water and I usually have to fill it every 3-4 days depending on how much I drive...
The service light is ALWAYS on, even after it was serviced... go figure.
My A/C blows heat when it is off and is set on heat. I had to order a regulator and I replaced it myself.
I have dumped over 3 grand in this piece since I got it... I thought it was a good choice after the first Jetta I drove that my mom had, it was a '99 I believe and I totaled it in a front end collision and it saved my life... I guess I had one good Jetta or maybe I got it before it got me... and I'm not even gonna start about mid grade gas prices here in Florida.
"where is the melted box of crayola crayons at?" asks my best friend.. as she laughs at my pain.
I told her that VW gave all Jetta owners a free box and I lost mine on the way home.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th March, 2008