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1999 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Reviews

1999 Volkswagen Jetta

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By Phil
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDi 4dr Sedan (midyear)


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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.


Favorite Features

Ride, style, fuel mileage, seats, interior, exterior.


Suggested Improvements

Car rides too low.


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Great mileage---if it runs
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By quite_unsatisfied
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDi 4dr Sedan (midyear)


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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 dissastisfied.


Favorite Features

Mileage


Suggested Improvements

Test the car before you send it out of the factory. Mine came in bad mechanical condition, and that's the way it's going back: for a trade-in on a subaru.


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DON'T BUY IT!!!!!!!!!
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By Lisa_Marie
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDi 4dr Sedan (midyear)


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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!!!!


Favorite Features

Blue lights...the performance (when it is working)


Suggested Improvements

Engine, transmission, windows, pulleys for the serpentine belt, brakes, need i say more....


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Great car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By HenPecked
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDi 4dr Sedan (midyear)


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Fun to drive, stylish and beats all other cars in its class easily.


Favorite Features

responsiveness and style


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