2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 from North America
Check engine light came on after two months of owning the vehicle.
Rear brakes prematurely worn after 28,000 miles, the dealership could have cared less and told me it would be at least two weeks before they could fix them.
Oil light comes on 1500 miles after every oil change. The dip stick is dry when I check it.
The emergency brake popped while the car was parked on a hill, it rolled down the hill into a tree and $3000 later I have a new trunk, tail light, quarter panel and bumper. The police officer said that the e-brake was still engaged when he inspected the vehicle.
The EPC light and check engine light are on/off and the car shut off on the mass pike while doing 70 mph.
After installing an aftermarket CD player the HVAC lights did not work. After two years they now work.
The drivers side carpet has a huge hole in it.
Drivers side headlight burnt out after 42000 miles and it takes a rocket scientist to replace it. An hour and half at the dealer and $30 it was fixed. Hey thanks for that free car wash!
I feel for my girlfriend. She leases this car.
I also feel for anyone who owns a VW. Especially the owners with the V-6 who have spent $30000 for a roach.
Buy American, at least when they break you don't have to take the whole car apart to fix it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd December, 2002
8th Jun 2003, 23:42
Funny, I have a 2001 VW 1.8T 40,000 miles... NO PROBLEMS!... lucky me I guess... again sorry that ur car was bad.. get a toyota.
5th Apr 2004, 01:02
I am sorry to hear all these bad stories about the Jetta.. I own a 2001 Jetta GL with 26000 miles and so far no problem.. it's already three years old, so it has the usual squeaks and rattles.. but other than that, it is a good nice looking car.. I previously owned a 3 Hondas, 2 Toyotas, and 1 Nissan.. and this is my first Volkswagen.. since I know about the quirks of German cars (or European cars, since I always owned Japanese cars), I was not sure about owning a Volkswagen, but I think these are good cars if you take care of them.. good luck!