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My badass vr6 Volkswagen Jetta
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Ben
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 4dr Sedan (midyear)


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I love my Jetta vr6 2.8 liter it's fast I'm going to be adding a turbo to it the only thing about it is that I do not like about the car was replacing parts that expensive hard to find for the vr6 otherwise the car is great to drive looks nice on the road with all the fences stuff that I put on it hard to find the right suspension system to lower my car now I gotta replace the clutch after 182000 miles on the car but the cars been great to me never had major problems so now is time to give her stage 1 racing clutch and a full air suspension ride behandle bility and replace my 17 inch low profile rims and tires for 18 inch low profile rims and tires my wife hates the car because I love my car more than I love her Thank You Volkswagen I wish you made another vr6 in the newer model with the sunroof I would buy it in a heartbeat but now I will not give up this car no matter what even for new one even if you gave it to me for free I still would not trade it in for seems to me every time I go by the dealership somebody's always offering money to buy my vr6 they said it's hard to find and very rare in this condition special all the things I've added to the car to make sure dress up beautiful and fast it's hard to give up something that you built by hand


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Love this car
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By Gio313
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 4dr Sedan (midyear)


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My dad bouth this jetta from a friend he was a mechanic so the engine is upgated its a pretty fast car he passed the car on to me my sophmore year of highschool im a juniour now so i've had it for a year so far i only have given it an oil change n new tires for 150 i olso changed the window motors got them at the juck yard for 50 bucks pretty cheap if u get a jetta n u noe how to fix minor details u can go to "pick n pull" and get most of the parts relly cheap. Willing to buy another one anytime very reliable never broke down since my dad had it like 4 yrs before i did


Best Features

Gots A GOOD sound sistem i got some 12 subs on it with a bose 2000 amp. Electric heated seats. Stickshift fun to ride,lot of room in the truck, and sunroof


Worst Features

its pretty advance in technology compared to other 1999 cars like the electrical i can open and close all my windows with the key


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Love This Car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Jason
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 4dr Sedan (midyear)


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I just bought this car and it has been in the shop a couple times but it has been for small things. I love it, the appearance is awesome and is very fun to drive. I love the VR6 model, if u buy a VW then u have to buy the VR6 or the Turbo version of this, any other model is junk. There are so many performance options to this car but yes parts are expensive. My headlights are fogging up and it's 200 bucks a light and for a new key its another 200 so if i were gonna go through a dealership for these that's 600 bucks. But if u look on-line you can find lights dirt cheap. so people bashing this car look for parts on-line, you will save money.


Best Features

Heated seats, leather, sound


Worst Features

Parts not so expensive, it's not a exotic import like a Lambo or anything.


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VW Cannot Build a Reliable Car
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By swall1965
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 4dr Sedan (midyear)


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It's sad I cannot give this car a positive review. Yes it's fun to drive and yes it's nicely appointed. However, this car has been a constant source of pain for my wife and me. Beginning the first year, the check engine light came on. Having the dealer examine it under warranty, no worries. But, as expected, 2 months after the warranty expired, the mass air sensor had to be replaced for a cost of over $400.00. While VW has admitted known issues with this part, other consistent failures have apparently existed such as issues with ignition coils and fuel injectors. All failures point to wiring issues. They made a dreadful judgement in error and built these in Mexico. Shame on VW!


Best Features

Great driving excitement, quick, great handling and a sense of security behind the wheel.


Worst Features

Emission related problems obviously pointed to wiring design issues. VW can build a helluva motor, but can't seem to wrap a reliable car around it. Not recommended period. And it's a damn shame...


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Fun-but noisy
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By Knickerbocker
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 4dr Sedan (midyear)


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I live in a big city where small parking
spots and tight turning radious are at a
premium. The car never lacks for power
and can do circles around all of the 8
cylinder taxis, as well as easily
cruising at 80 MPH on the interstates.
The short wheel base base makes the car
very responsive, but it does cause you
to rock forward and backward a
little-but that is the same with any
small car. One mechanical problem with
the air sensor, but VW just the warranty
and is paying even though I repared it
two years ago. Negatives: serious wind
noise and some interior parts (rear
ashtry, rear cup holder, front-passenger
door handle, wood grain) have jamed,
cracked or just broke.


Best Features

tight turning; powerful engine; relatively large trunk; cool blue lights on dash; heated seats--nice.


Worst Features

move the cupholders, they block the radio when in use--I think VW has fixed this in newer models. Reduce the wind noise with better design or more insulation.


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