2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Wolfsburg 1.8T from North America
A beautiful lemon
My Jetta has been in the shop three different times for coil replacements.
A week after I bought it the check engine light illuminated. The car was lagging and had practically no power.
It has been in the shop seven times for the same "bucking" motion while the engine is cool. They have tried an assortment of things to fix this problem. None of them have worked.
The fuel sensor gauge had to be replaced at around 25,000 miles.
The speedometer also had to be replaced along with a computer in the dash at 25,000 miles.
The lamination on the interior trim on the doors has worn off.
The car handles incredibly well for a sedan. I was very impressed with its performance.
The exterior looks great, almost like a little BMW. The interior is equally impressive right off the showroom floor, but begins to wear very quickly.
I originally thought my Chevy Blazer was causing me problems when I had to replace the head gasket and the engine at 90,000 miles. I bought a Volkswagon because I had heard nothing bad about them. Unfortunately, I believe this particular model is flawed. I have nothing against the company, but I have been very disappointed in this product.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 2nd December, 2003