by katiekins on Mar 5, 2008 Vehicle: 1990 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan
I got this car three years ago and it won't die. I've put a lot of work into it but it has all been worth it. I've replaced the starter, suspension, tires, radiator, heater core and coolant resevoir. But I love this car and will replace any part until the thing refuses to ever start again.
by Rod on Nov 22, 2005 Vehicle: 1990 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan
The 1990 Volkswagen Jetta is a very well designed car. Its very practical and reliable. There's few modern gadgets that are prone to breaking and leaving you stranded. This car has very few electrical components compared to a new vehicle, so it is very inexpensive to maintain-no electric mirrors, door locks, windows to break-down. The spark plugs, oil, fuel and air filers are very simple to change yourself and the parts are inexpensive. The trunk is very large and tall for a smaller car, offering high utility. The seats and covers are very high quality and provide considerable adjustment and firm comfort compared to similar class US or Japanese cars. The downside is the poor quality paint - assembled Mexico. The German paint is three times better.
by JettaLover4Ever on Oct 17, 2004 Vehicle: 1990 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan
My '90 Jetta has been a great, great
car, plain and simple. Built in
Germany when that still meant something
good, it's lasted me 5 happy years,
from 140K thru 180K miles and STILL
going strong - can't bear the thought
of parting with it soon. It's let me
down only twice - once the fuel pump
broke, the other the alternator.
Fantastic sporty handling, fun to
drive, peppy 1.8 motor, great fuel
economy, that trademark giant trunk,
solid build quality and real character -
not to mention mechanics straight-
forward enough that I can work on it
myself when maintenance is needed.
This is a true driver's car - if you
can find one to buy, it's highly
by kyle34s on Jun 20, 2004 Vehicle: 1990 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan
I got this car for 250 bucks, replaced
the exhaust which rusted out for 250,
and am now looking at another one
which is identical for parts, as it
was in a minor accident before i got
it. It has 225,000 miles on it and it
keeps up with most cars. The only
other thing i have replcaed
mechanically is the front brake pads
and rotors and the right front strut
froze up and i replaced that. This is
a great car and i hope i never have to
give it up.
by makha on Jun 9, 2003 Vehicle: 1990 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan
WHEN I BOUGHT A 1990 VW I WAS SKEPTICAL
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE OF A 13 YEARS.
I'M PLANNING ON BUYING A NEWER CAR BUT
STILL HAVE RESERVATIONS ON GIVNG UP
THIS ONE. I DRIVE THIS CAR NIGHT & day
DOING 90 MILES PER HR YET I'VE HAD NO
PROBLEM W/ IT SO far
by VW for Life on Oct 29, 2002 Vehicle: 1990 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan
My 90 Jetta has 163,000 miles on it and
runs like new! This car has given back
many times over what I paid for it.. It
still has the original clutch, and I've
only had to replace minor things: All
four door handles at one time or
another, brakes, tires, the usual.
Preventive maintenance goes a long way
with these cars.
The A/C stopped working
long ago. The 90 Jetta is one of the
last years these cars were built in
Germany, and the quality shows. You
take care of this car and will not let
you down. In closing, the 1990 Jetta is
a fantastic car and I recommend it
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