2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8t from North America
According to Volkswagen's maintenance, the timing belt needed to be replaced every 60,000 miles. OK, fine, I replaced it, but I still believe that Volkswagen should make quality parts that last longer.
Also, I found out that my spark plugs need to be replaced every 40,000 miles. If failing to replace, major engine issues may effect the performance of the vehicle, including cylinder misfires.
Also, this car is built with so many parts that are so cheap; my check engine light comes on at every two weeks.
For a short guy like me, this car feels very comfortable to me, but I can see how a much taller person may feel a little tight in the front and back.
This car accelerates great for the most part, and the interior lighting is amazing. The car handles very well, and the radio has served its purpose.
However, the center console broke, and this car rattles and is very noisy when put in reverse. When driving through speed bumps, the suspension is very squeaky and my mechanic can't find the problem. Also, this car is very thirsty and burns gas quickly, especially with the A/C on in this Texas heat. If you own this car, you better have some money set aside for this car, because it will be in the shop frequently.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th July, 2010