2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T from North America
The engine failed at 41,500 miles, because of high oil consumption and/or bad oil pump.
Front brakes look like they have never been used.
Heater does not work, smells like something was burning, very bad smell.
This car has been nothing but a horrible experience for me. I have had reliability issues with this car from the time I bought it. I have had the turbo fail, stereo fail, power window button fall in, and finally the engine has failed. Not to mention the bad ignition coils and mass airflow sensor.
I could live with most of these problems. However, a damaged engine is the worst possible of all scenarios.
My car has been at the dealer since Feb 6th, and it is now March 12 2004. In addition to this, the dealer refuses to cover any repairs under warranty and has yet to diagnose the real problem. After a month of waiting for answers, I called VW and had them call the dealer, and the dealer told the manufacturer there may have been a bad oil pump. Could be possible, but how come they never told me that? Well, to make a long story short, it's been over a month, and my car is still sitting at the dealership minus an engine.
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Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th March, 2004
13th Jul 2004, 20:38
My oil pump and fuel pump had to be replaced at 35K. I now have a failed seal on the head gasket that has caused the catalytic converter to fail. I have 50K now. By the way, my rear rotors were worn through at 49K. Plenty of front brakes left, though. I hope you have better luck. The sad thing: I love my car! I don't want these problems with it.