2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg 1.8T 20V from North America
The best car I've ever owned
A wire fell out of the solenoid that prevented the car from stalling. Warranty Repair.
Finish beginning to wear off the ashtray lid.
The engine is one of the best I've ever experienced. Torque is available everywhere in the rev range. The engine is efficient, even with lead footed driving.
The transmission is rubbery feeling, and the throws are long. The clutch take up is good, and the feel is good.
Steering is excellent, the car tracks straight even in heavy wind.
The "sport suspension" is relatively soft, there is a lot of body roll under hard cornering, but it isn't too much of a problem.
The sport seats have great fabric. They are some of the most comfortable.
My only complaint about the car is the fact that there isn't a light in the trunk. It's hard to find stuff in the dark.
Regular maintenance is important. The car is like anything else. If you treat it right, it will treat you right.
In conclusion, the car is the best one I've ever owned. It's even pretty good looking. Once you go German, you'll never go back.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th April, 2005