2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L V6 from North America
Good bang for your buck!!!
The air mass sensor was faulty.
The right rear window was scratched.
When I first purchased my Jetta GLS VR6, I was comparing it to my 325is BMW, and did not enjoy the handling. I found that the car had too much body roll. Even with the Sport package suspension & upgraded 17in wheels. I found that the BMW was much better and responsive.
So I did some research and fixed that problem by replacing the existing springs with Neuspeed Sport springs, not only did it improve the handling but it also improved the general look of the car. It was dropped 1.5 inches and didn't look like an SUV anymore. It drove like a BMW.
I then needed some more top end power so I replaced the existing air box with a Neuspeed P-flow kit and wow, what a difference. Now I could say there is an improvement in performance.
The car has one the most smoothest V6's that I have ever driven. And I also think it will beat a BMW 325is, 323ic no problem. I think VW has put everything into this fine automobile to compare it against its competitors. For the money I really think your getting a good bang for your buck. And for German engineering you're getting a good car.
In 2002 things will get even better once they modify the VR6 to a 24 valve power house pushing 201 hp as opposed to 174 hp. They have should of made this modification a long time ago. I even might sell my car to purchase a 2002 model. Anyway, I have to give VW tow thumbs up, GREAT JOB!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th October, 2001