14th Apr 2007, 22:51
The comment that any problem encountered with Jettas is "operator error" is simply insulting to the hundreds of people who have written negative Jetta reviews on the site. I would challenge the poster to reveal how alledged driving practices could cause light bulbs to blow on a very regular basis, or the plastic clips holding the windows to snap. A one sample size survey (the commentator's car which allegedly has never had a problem) does not outweigh the hundreds of other reviews posted here.
3rd May 2007, 10:19
I own a 2000 model year Jetta GLS. I purchased the car used from a private sale in 2002. At first, few (if any problems revealed themselves, then all sorts of things started to happen. The car has had several recalls, which I've taken care of. The hinge on the glove box broke (requiring a new glove box lid), the CD changer stopped reading CD's, the taillights go out (not the bulbs, but the sockets get oxidation, causing the lights to die), she burns about a quart of oil every 1500 miles, the center rear seat belt broke, the coating has worn off of the inside door handles, and there is a water leak somewhere under the dashboard when it rains. This dumps water on the passenger side floor. Oh, how could I forget the electrical system gremlins, where the door locks start working intermittantly and the drivers door control panel dies, just to start working again the next day. Don't even get me started about the poor quality of the remote door openers. We also had a problem with an electronic control module for the fuel injection.
I know I drive a lot and now have over 135,000 miles on the car, but I used to have a 1984 Jetta TurboDiesel that ran for quite a while and accumulated over 380,000 miles before finally got totaled by a drunk driver. (The car was parked at the time).
13th May 2007, 09:05
I am currently looking to purchase a Volkswagen, I have a few friends whom have the VR6 and the 1.8T, they have said they have not had any problems other than sensors and the required maintenance especially on the 1.8T's... but if anyone can give me any advice, it would be greatly appreciated...
12th Oct 2007, 12:32
I own a 2000 vw jetta...it's crap... never buy a vw... i have change everything in the car... spent about $8,000 in 4 years on my vw crap...
17th Jan 2008, 09:41
Just so everyone knows. If you have any problems with the windows falling off the tracks, the tail lights going out, or turn signals not working, these are now all on recall, get them fixed for free, DO NOT PAY FOR THEM.
11th Feb 2008, 09:42
Called VW Canada about the falling windows, I was mostly concerned about my children safety. VW Canada rep admitted that the falling windows was a major issue, but told me that there is nothing they intended to do. And also admitted that he had some concerns for my 10 month old and 3 year old and suggested that I sell the car!?! I ended up calling Transport Canada because it was obvious that VW didn't care!