2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8 turbo from Germany
Minor problems aside, I love this car
The usual problems I have heard about this car have happened to me.
The center arm console lid has broke off, along with the plastic top of the dipstick.
The latch on the glove compartment broke.
The engine light has come on, mainly because I didn't tighten the gas cap properly.
It is on again right now, but I had it hooked up to a diagnostic machine, and it shows it's a temperature sensor gauge. Not a major problem really. I just keep my eye on the temperature, and so far no problem there.
I've had a lot of the minor little annoyances occur, that have been talked about here, happen to me.
We have driven it 15, almost 16,000 miles, and so far it has held up remarkably well. I love driving the car and the way it handles.
I'm 6'3", and it could be a little more roomy. The back seats are way too small. I couldn't imagine trying to sit in the back seat. The cupholder is in a horrible position, and the button to move the seats is very awkward.
A lot of the interior parts are cheaply made, and as a result, some have broken.
All nitpicking aside though, I really do like this car. I would definitely buy another VW, although I think I might go with a newer model next time around.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd September, 2010