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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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By Burgstrom03
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GL 4dr Sedan (midyear)


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A great car that drives great and is fun.


Best Features

Blue/Red backlighting, moonroof


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i love my jetta
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By jettaIIIglxvr6
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLX VR6 4dr Sedan


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this car has been everything i expected and more


Best Features

the vr6 is amazing for this car might get you a few speeding tickets


Worst Features

i dont like my wheels, small and ugly


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Great Car
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By tengage
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (midyear)


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I have had two Jettas, a '97 and this '99. These cars are built for drivers. I have had no major problems with my '99. I had one window fall off the track, a mass air flow sensor (replaced via recall), and had to have the coolant tank resovoir replaced. All were covered under my extended warrenty. In total, I've spent about $180 on repairs in the 5 years I've owned it. It burns more oil than other cars I've owned, about a half a quart every 3000 miles, but I drive hard and my old Jetta was the same. One complaint is that the front bumper is shaped like a hook and will latch on to a curb and not let go.


Best Features

Handling, but the stock Michelins did the car no justice. This car is super reliable, good gas efficiency, and a great value.


Worst Features

Re-engineer the hook shaped black portion of the front spoiler, I've seen several Jettas with front bumpers that have hooked one too many curbs.


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Jetta GL
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By Deviouswun
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GL 4dr Sedan (midyear)


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Cat converter went @ 65000. Electrical problems with power windows. Steering loud during turns. No major engine, or transmission problems.


Worst Features

Euro halogen headlights would be nice


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Reliable at first but ..........
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By DC101
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (midyear)


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Good car at first but always consumed lots of oil, keep an eye on dipstick ! Windows have always been an on/off problem but car has been reliable until 120,000 miles at which point electrical problems (misfiring) started to plague the car. Had it in several times for same problem. Still not resolved, dealership(s) can not find cause of problem so car now deemed unreliable (broke down 3 times in 1 month on major highways). VW Customer care is totally worthless. Will not reimburse me for out of pocket towing and car rental costs for VW parts gone bad.


Best Features

Comfortable seats, strong air conditioning, decent overall styling.


Worst Features

Use less cheap plastic parts. My ashtrays broke, cupholder broke, armrest broke and glovebox broke.


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