This car is not supported by VW and is a nightmare
My rear brakes wore out prematurely (around 20000km), but were replaced by dealer who did scheduled maintenance.
My antenna housing broke completely off in "touch less" carwash and required the entire interior ceiling to be removed to replace it. If antenna doesn't break it tends to get bent out of shape in car wash, so it must be removed every time. The ease of removal makes it easy to steal off your car. Someone stole mine to replace their bent of shape one, costing me $75 to replace just the antenna.
My Clutch completely burned out at 58000 km. I brought car into VW and told them that the clutch was slipping. They told me that there was nothing wrong with the clutch. Exactly one week later the clutch completely failed, leaving me with a bill for $1750.
My transmission blew up at 61000 km. I was driving on the highway when all of a sudden it felt like something snapped, crackled, popped. I had the car towed to VW. Mechanic at VW told me it "blew up" and left a 14 inch hole in it. The transmission was replaced with a "factory reconditioned" transmission. I was told that there was only a one year warranty on it.
Power steering pump is broken at 62000 km. Exactly two weeks after the transmission was replaced the power steering pump is mysteriously broken and won't hold any power steering fluid. Estimate is $700 to repair.
I called VW to ask them how to cancel lease and return car as I won't pay anymore for this 2001 VW Jetta.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th May, 2003