by mikeinny on Sep 19, 2002 Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen GTI VR6 2dr Hatchback
Since I bought this vehicle, at least
every 2 months or so, something
breaks. Power windows had to be fixed
twice (right and left). Screwed up
motor, etc. On top of these problems,
the dealerships were rude. When I
called VW to complain, they were rude.
I can see who trained those dealers. I
would not get another VW ever again!!!
by Alec Flett on Aug 27, 2002 Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen GTI VR6 2dr Hatchback
1999 was the year that VW made two GTI's:
1) the last of the long-running Golf III
series with the rear license plate on
2) the brand new "New GTI" with the more
rounded headlights and the license plate
on the bumper.
These are VERY different cars. the "New
GTI" is appearently terrible.. or at
least was in 1999/2000, according to two
coworkers who have them. The "old" GTI
was the final model in a series that
just kept getting better..
I've got the "old" model and have had it
for about 3 1/2 years. It has never,
ever given me any trouble. I've kept
good care of it (regular service,
regular oil changes) but other than that
I've done nothing special.
by TOMYUBU on Jun 19, 2002 Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen GTI VR6 2dr Hatchback
I brought 1999 GTI VR6 back in Jan
2002. It had 35,800 miles. After 1
day, the cruise control stop working.
The dealer fixed it for free. Then
about 2 months later, driver side power
window stop working. I fixed it and
cost me close to $400. Then about a
month after that Check engine came on.
The oxygen sensor went bad. Three
weeks later, while my brother was
driving it, I believe the timing belt
went bad, and he had to tow the car.
Other than these numerous problems, its
an ok car. The VW dealer ship was not
helpful at all, and when my brother
made a compliant about it to the VW
customer care, the operator was very
Volkswagen offers two generations of the sporty Golf-based GTI for sale in 1999. The third-generation GTI has been around since 1995, and it is a carryover. VW drops the sluggish four-cylinder version and offers only the VR6. Later in the model year, the company introduces a completely redesigned GTI with a smoother body and improved versions of the base inline four and VR6.