2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDi 1.8 turbo diesel from North America
Made in Austria is the only way to go, not Mexico
OK, well I haven't actually bought the car cause this is what happened. I went to my local VW dealer and asked to try the new Jetta TDi 2001. Well I drove the car for a while until some lights, the light turned red and I stopped (1st one before light), then I put it into 1st gear and waited for a sec for light to turn green. Then I drove it good (heavy foot), it accelerated very nicely and fast until in the 5th gear around 150km, the engine just stalled. Well I came to a stop and tried to start it up with no luck, the dealer apologized and a tow truck took it back. He never mentioned what happened to it.
Well it was supposed to be a good car, but I kinda broke it on the test drive. This is very weird, but they are usually good cars. Note of advice, my old Jetta 96 is made in Austria, not Mexico. Mexico doesn't make good cars so try to get one from Austria. The one I drove was from Mexico.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th April, 2001
13th Jun 2001, 15:13
Last time I looked, which was three weeks ago, the Jetta TDI 2001 (second release) was Hecho en Mexico. At least, that is what the window sticker said, as well as the fleet manager at the dealer (and no, he didn't look at the sticker).
I, however, had a great test drive. I am looking forward to purchasing one very soon... saving up for the ol' down-payment.