by Phil on Mar 6, 2005 Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDi 4dr Sedan (midyear)
Bought the car new and have had very few problems. Replaced the glow plugs at 100,000, and fuel economy is not what it used to be ... but it still gets over 40 mpg. Great car on the highway or country driving. Feels like a sports car.
by quite_unsatisfied on Sep 2, 2003 Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDi 4dr Sedan (midyear)
I have had several breakdowns with this
car. This was bought as a new car.
First, I had an electrical problem,
where the security system broke and kept
the engine from running. Then, at 30000
miles, the glow plugs and glow plug
relay went out, and had to be replaced
at my expense because they were not part
of the "powertrain" even though the car
would not run without them. VW wouldn't
replace my warped rotors at 10000 miles
saying that they were "within
tolerances". Then I had to pay to get
them replaced when the warranty ran out.
It stopped running yesterday at a busy
intersection. I am extremely
by Lisa_Marie on Nov 6, 2002 Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDi 4dr Sedan (midyear)
DON'T BUY IT!! I have had so many
problems with this car. The
Transmission, window regulators, the
serpentine belt (twice)---which caused
my a/c, alternator, and power steering
pump to go out. Which I was charged,
b/c the car was at 24,400 miles. VW
has no pride in their cars, just ask
the service manager if they drive
one.... I promise, they don't!!!!
Volkswagen offers two generations of the Jetta for sale in 1999. The third-generation Jetta has been around since 1993, and it is a carryover for 1999. VW deletes the GT, K2 and GLS models from the lineup, leaving only the GL, GLX, TDI and Wolfsburg models. Later in the model year, the company introduces a completely redesigned Jetta with a smooth new European body, improved versions of the base inline four and the VR6 and a simplified lineup of GL, GLS and GLX models. If you can hold out for a 2000 model, VW will offer a 150-hp 1.8-liter turbo for the GLS.