22nd Mar 2007, 19:30
Consider yourself one of the lucky few. I faithfully brought my Jetta to the dealership every 5000 miles as recommended, and I always made every recommended repair, whether major or minor. Nonetheless the car was a nightmare and a continual repair problem. Volkswagen of America turned a deaf ear to my complaints. Finally, after 6 years and barely 60,000 miles, I got rid of it, and I am very happy I did. By contrast, I still have my 1993 Honda Accord that I bought in 1993; after 13.5 years and 180,000 miles, it still runs like a dream. I'll never buy a Volkswagen again.
3rd May 2007, 10:43
I don't agree that it's only people who are racers, etc. go to this site and write comments. I'm an accountant (rather conservative one at that) who drives a good deal to clients all the time. I've had a ton of problems along the way. I don't race the car (heck, lets face it, most of it is rush hour driving, sitting in traffic jams). My 2000 Jetta GLS is a real lemon. At 135,000 I've had way more problems than my previous car (1984 Jetta Turbo Diesel).
9th May 2007, 23:54
I've had my Jetta for almost 2 years now. Almost 135k on it. Nothing major gone wrong. I can't say that I "baby" my vehicles, but I certainly don't run them into the ground. I don't think I'll own anything, but a VW again. My cousin has a vw jetta and its got almost 250,000 miles on it. I know some have issues, but show me one car that doesn't.
10th May 2007, 00:38
My 2000 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 had 60,000 miles when I bought it, it was shipped back from ca to HI and I have put over 4,000 dollars in the past 6 months and for a year I didn't even drive it the, only times somebody drove it was for p.m's. this car has made me put so much unneeded attention and Lose very needed cash.