By erhowe on
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg 4dr Sedan
I traded in my old Accord for a used
Jetta, as I was swayed by the VW
hype. Have doubted this decision ever
since. Within the first 11 months,
check engine light came on 8 different
times--signaling many major engine
problems. My "new" car was in the
shop over a week each of these times.
Some of the problems I was told were
undiagnosable--until the warrenty ran
out, conveniently. A co-worker had
the same car, only a '98, and he had
the exact same problems with his.
Make sure exhaust system is in top-
shape, as I found that this is very
expensive to fix.
Handling is very tight and sporty.
Roomy interior is very nice. It feels
like a safe, heavy car, but gas
mileage is still 30 mpg.
VW Customer service. Any of their
departments that I have worked with
have been very rude and very sneaky.
Automatic windows stop rolling up near
70,000 miles. Not at all the quality
of a "German" car that I was