2001 Volkswagen Jetta VR6 V6 from North America
1-10, 5 maybe
I own a VW Jetta VR6. I purchased the car used from a dealer about two years ago. It was clean and ran great. I drove it home that day (90 miles away), and at 70 miles, the check engine light came on, and the air bag light came on. Panicked, I called the dealer, they told me to come back in and have them look at it. They told me it was a sensor, and I was OK.
I got back in my car and drove home. 70 miles after driving, both lights came on; came to find out the dealer just reset the sensor lights.
I drove my car like a race car, no problems.
At about 142,000, a tension pulley went out $310.00.
At 148,000, it started over heating; my heater won't work and the tranny is slipping.
I am at 149,000 miles on my car currently, and the heater works when it wants to, my seat warmers work when they want to, my door panel is completely broken, the window buttons are broken, and they respond incorrectly.
I admit that it is an old car with a lot of miles, but I purchased the VW because I heard they run forever; apparently not.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th February, 2011