2002 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T from North America
Worst car made
Let's put it this way, I bought a brand new Jetta in 02', and I've spent about $10,000 US dollars fixing this piece of garbage. This is the most unreliable car I've ever had, including used cars!
Last week, it was the power steering, literally three days later, now my transmission is out. ENDLESS PROBLEMS. I mean ENDLESS. DO NOT BUY THIS CAR, TRUST ME. LEARN FROM MY EXPERIENCE. VOLKSWAGEN does not know how to make a decent car, and is the biggest rip-off ever. Their customer service is horrendous, and my experience nearly made me cry and I'm a 37 year-old man who doesn't cry. I've considered litigation it's so inexcusable.
Literally three months after it was new I started having major problems, not to mention all the little problems that cost me days at work like brake lights. I've replaced my brake lights 8 times, the wheel base had major issues, starter problems, exhaust, engine stoppage, brakes, power steering, stereo!, cd player, the speakers, I can't think of much that hasn't gone wrong. I previously owned a USED Acura and spent maybe $300.00 fixing something minor over SIX YEARS!
This purchase really hurt me financially, don't let it happen to you. After not being listened to at all, I promised myself I will let as many people as possible know the dangers of buying this car. It is a pitfall of cash. And that's not something you should experience when buying a new car.
I can't imagine a car that's worst, I can't see it being possible. I MEAN IT.
BUY SOMETHING ELSE and SAVE YOURSELF THE PAIN. PLEASE... DO NOT GET HURT...
YOU WERE WARNED!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 18th February, 2006
11th Feb 2009, 13:30
I 100% agree. You should BLOG IT!
29th Apr 2009, 18:38
I can feel the pain, I was looking an ad for a 2002 VW JETTA GSL, TURBO and decided to check out the reviews, but now you change my mind, thanks man, better luck in the future...
7th Jan 2010, 15:53
I have heard of people having trouble with Jettas, but my experience was just the opposite. My 2000 Jetta 1.8t was THE most reliable car I have ever owned! (and I have owned a lot of cars - ask my wife!)
It had a 5-speed manual trans. It averaged about 30 mpg, had great passing power (a lot of torque) and virtually nothing ever went wrong with it. I just sold it last summer, after having owned it for 8-9 years (I bought it new) I don't know if I was just lucky, or what... but I seriously LOVED that car!
7th Jun 2010, 18:14
You were lucky.