2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8 turbo from North America
Mine is good, but you might get a lemon..
This car has been very reliable for me, and I am glad because of their somewhat poor reputation. The only thing that I would consider a problem would be that the MAF sensor went out and the diverter valve went shortly after. A fairly cheap repair, done by me. Other than that this car has been totally reliable.
One time it wouldn't start for a couple minutes??? Never happened again...
I continuously beat the crap out of this poor little car and it loves every bit of it. The 1.8T engine has great power and is capable of much more. I can smoke most Jap imports and V8 automatic Mustangs for that matter.
The down sides are some interior squeaks and rattles starting, poor/worse gas mileage in cold weather, noticeable worse drivability in cold weather, but that's just being picky...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st November, 2003