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1999 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Reviews

1999 Volkswagen Jetta

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1999 Volkswagen Jetta 4 dr GLS
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By Carchick1718
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Sedan (midyear)


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When I bought the jetta it had 107k on it. I had it for 3 months, put 111k on it. I was hit by a drunk driver and the car was totaled. It didnt handle the crash good at all. She didnt hit me at a high speed. But heres the story on my car. I don't think it was very reliable. The check engine light would always come on. I would have misfires all the time but I had my plugs switched. I had a coolant leak. Had to fix that. The cup holders broke. My glove compartment door broke. Everything falls apart. The car stinks in performance, although handled curves well. But my car was in the shop a lot... I would never buy one again. I was glad to get rid of it. Its a headache to have one. Hope this helped


Best Features

The interior lighting was cool. i liked the exterior. it handled very well.


Worst Features

Performance. more room...had very little room in the car. trunk was nice size but the back seat was soo small


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Great Car!
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By ali
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 4dr Sedan (midyear)


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We have had this car as our family car for a little over a year and it runs and handles great! It is 10 years old and has 138,000 miles on it and we have only ever changed a tire and the oil. I agree that the cup holder is cheap and ours is broken too. Our emergency break is not working but it is I guess an easy fix nad the washer flid doest work, leaky hose. The sound system is great. We took it on 2400 mile round trip amd it did great. Very peppy! Love this car!


Best Features

Sound system, heated seats, easy and fun to drive!


Worst Features

cup holder!!! stronger mat snaps better gas mileage


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I'll never BUY a VW again!
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By Mitch
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 4dr Sedan (midyear)


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After 6 mnts of owning the car it was in the shop weekly.There was some kind of light that prevented me from taking my car out of park!what!?Then for no reason the back seat belt tightened up to the point that it would not move, it was so tight that it was ruining the leather in the car.Then I was told I needed new spark plugs and a spark plug wire set,it was $13 per spark plug and the wire set was $350!Total it was about $500 for a simple fix! Then my coil pack went bad which was $600 plus they told me that my coil pack ruined my plugs and wires again,(happened about a week after i already replaced the plugs and wires). I dumped that car at a dealership and will never own a German car again!


Best Features

The only good thing to say about it was that it had a really nice ride on the highway. Thats IT!


Worst Features

Everything!!! I bought a VW cause I heard that they were very reliable, LOL. It was the biggest money pit. First they need to make their parts cheaper so that u can actually afford to fix the car, and change the CPU so that u can use knock off brands without messing something else up in the car!


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Solid for the most part, but not awesome
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By BCgoalie
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car wanting a fun-to-drive compact sedan, and that's what I got. Unfortunately, there have been a few costly problems. At first, the car was in commendable condition, but some cosmetics like the glovebox, radio antenna and side molding on the doors have started to fall apart. The engine and transmission have been completely problem-free, but electronic issues with the power windows and a moody stereo system have a tendency to break. Overall though, the car has been extremely reliable, is peppy and good looking, and my next car will be another VW!


Best Features

The power sunroof, classy and luxurious interior, and sporty appearance.


Worst Features

Everything that has gone wrong in every other mk3 jetta i've heard about; power windows, glovebox, door trim, etc. Although it looks like the new jettas took care of those for the most part


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VW wolf 1999
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By dionj82
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg 4dr Sedan


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This was a reliable and fun car. I never had any mechanical problems whatsoever. The only electrical issue i ran into was of course the window regulator and the instrument cluster. I loved the sound system and the body style most about the car. Sadly my wife was in a wreck which totaled my jetta, whats amazing is she had no injuries. The safety features were on point. Overall i would say say its a decent car to own!


Best Features

Sound system and body style.


Worst Features

Window regulators need to be replaced free of charge...$400 is not cool!


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