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Never buy a Jetta!
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By Unnimpressed!
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Sedan (midyear)


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I boutgh this car a little over a year ago and so far, not only have the glove box, cup holders and electrical problems arose, I have also replaced the transmission twice in the last 20,000 miles! Also, the fuel line, and the negative battery cables! The car is horrible! Since I've gotten it with only 50,000 miles on it, it has done nothing but drain my wallet! I also had to replace the cv axcel twice, and rust me, I'm not rough on my vehicles! I only drive it on the highway for th most part, just to and from work. It is poorly engineered, and has nothing but one problem after the next! It's cute, and gets 37mpg highway and about 32- 34mpg in town, but other than looks and gas, I HATE IT!


Best Features

Look, and mpg


Worst Features

Everything besides mpg!!!


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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


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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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Great car, for an automatic
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By mike p
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 4dr Sedan (midyear)


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i bought the car a coulpe years ago, other then the problems that i caused i haven't had any. i've had two jetta's my VR6 which i love, and a 1.8t that was not so good to me. really its a hit and miss the these cars the VR6 headlight are shot and the cup holders are falling out but still work,other then that the leather is in perfect condition and the interior is just awesome overall. the 1.8t although 5 speed between the trany, clutch, oil leaks, break dust all over my expencive rims, arm rest, and others it had to go. the VR6 has plenty of power and good handling if i can keep up with 09 cobalt ss T/C and eat RX-8's for breakfast i won't complain, untill i can do more under the hood


Best Features

the VR6 runs and sounds amazing the car looks great for being a '99. plenty of aftermarket parts for guys like me who get bored easy


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keep up the good work love the new jetta's cant wait to upgrade to one in a few years


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So far ok.....
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By Ken
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg 4dr Sedan


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I just bought this car a few months ago and lucked out with a really nice, 85,000 one owner car. As with all Jettas both front power windows did not work but the dealer I bought it from replaced them for me. The car stinks off the line but is pretty peppy when up to speed, maybe the manuals are better? Had to replace the timing belt and went ahead and replaced the ater pump and serpentine belt. Trust me you WANT to do all this at the same time and try and do it yourself. Parts cost me less than $100, but if you paid someone to do it it would cost you. Fit and finish is good, cup holders are beyond a joke. Ride is good even with me stepping up to 17" wheels.MPG could B better getting 25.


Best Features

Body, stereo


Worst Features

Cup holders stink, make more parts available and cheaper.


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Please don't buy this car
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By J.P.
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan (midyear)


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I bought this car used and started having problems with it a week afer I bought it. I've had to spend so much money on repairs that I probably could have bought a new, reliable car instead. The windows always malfunction and fall into the doors. The glove box breaks, wiring is faulty, repairs are very expensive, AC compressor broke, lights always go out. It doesn't help that when I tried to have repairs done the dealership kept trying to return it to me without fixing anything or left tools in the engine.


Best Features

Big trunk


Worst Features

Just don't buy it ad you won't have to worry about neverending repairs.


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