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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

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Lucky to have a good VW
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By Danny
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS VR6 4dr Sedan (midyear)


Review

Amazed at some of the issues that I
have found on this board. I was lucky
enough to find one of the good ones I
guess. I have logged over 69,000 miles
on mine, and have only had to replaced
a temperature sensor, which was
expensive. The only time my engine
light comes on is when I get into the
lower states like Ar, Tx, etc. (gas
issue maybe).I have a 1999 with 111,000
miles so I guess if the only thing that
I have replaced is the sensor I will
consider my self lucky. Nice car to
have on the highway. Trunk light works
when it wants is another problem that I
do have.


Best Features

Great motor V6, Interior lights are cool.


Worst Features

Better suspension, and nicer wheels.


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Beware of the Jetta
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By kerryk_21
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GL 4dr Sedan (midyear)


Review

You may look good driving a Jetta but
you wont look so cute shelling out
money every month for repairs. In
less than two years I have replaced
the cerpentine belt,the passenger
window fell through the door,shocks
and brakes, mass air flow filter, many
small repairs, $40 oil changes and
last but not least the catalytic
converter. This single part costs
around $1,000 and usually lasts the
lifetime of most cars but not the
jetta. The cup holder needs to be
thrown out the window and I dont know
what to do with the gunk that drips
from the doors! You've been warned!


Best Features

The blue dash lights are great! Love my key fab!Steering and handling is wonderful! It is a fun car to drive.


Worst Features

New cup holders, overall improvements on engine life, more quality in exterior lights life time.


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Tired of getting it to the shop
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By mtj
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GL 4dr Sedan (midyear)


Review

Like so many other owners, I've loved
my Jetta-it is stylish and fun to
drive, but I am tired of taking it to
the shop every 8-10 weeks for something
or other to be fixed! The things that
brake are like others: glove box twice,
motor to gas cap misfuntioned, tail
lights always going out, etc. Not
critical, but they are annoying. Seems
like as soon as I have left the
dealership, the next thing
goes. VW has been good about incurring
the expense for many repairs, but I am
tired of arranging rides to the
dealership to pick it up. It'll break
my heart, but it is time to end this
relationship. I won't make the same
mistake again


Best Features

It drives like a car of good quality- doors are heavy, feels sturdy, etc. I like the styling.


Worst Features

They need more reliable, high quality parts! It is clear where they cut costs. Now it is costing them customers.


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Problems with Jetta
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By S. Adams
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Vehicle

1999 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (midyear)


Review

I purchased this car thinking I
wouldn't have a lot of repairs.
Numerous problems have occurred:
oxygen sensor replaced 3 times, driver
visor replaced, cup holder replaced(2)
passenger seat spring replaced,
catalytic converter replaced, air
conditioner compressor replaced, 1
keyless remote doesn't work, rust in
trunk, engine light on 4 times,
batteries (2), mass air flow meter
replaced, wires replaced, throttle body
replaced, timing belt, V-belt, 2
tensioners replaced, car jerks when
changing gears (dealer can't explain),
ticking noise under hood (dealer cant
explain); not to mention regular
maintenance. I will never purchase
another VW vehicle.


Best Features

Initially, I was very pleased with the car-style, ride, fuel economy, features, and size. However, that has changed.


Worst Features

Volkswagen Corporation needs to honor warranties and fix the problems with this car that so many owners are having and stop giving customers the run around. I will never recommend this car to anyone.


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Earlay 99 GLX
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By Inver306
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Vehicle

1999 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLX VR6 4dr Sedan


Review

I purchased this car new right off the truck. I have
had no problems with this car. I felt the suspension
was a bit soft so I upgraded it with a Stage 3
Newspeed suspension, which included springs,
struts and big anti-roll bars, a huge improvement.
Latest mods include 17" wheels and a Newspeed
chip. The car has developed some rattles and
squeaks, but I understand that they all do. Car has
53k miles on it now and still looks and runs new.
I've love the VR6 since new and have taken several
long trips with it; the car is a great compromise of
space, comfort and performance. I think I'll keep it
for a while longer.


Best Features

Engine, interior, stereo.


Worst Features

Should have come from the factory with a stiffer suspension and better tires


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