1999 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Fun-but noisy
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Fun-but noisy
By Knickerbocker on

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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 4dr Sedan (midyear)

Review

I live in a big city where small parking spots and tight turning radious are at a premium. The car never lacks for power and can do circles around all of the 8 cylinder taxis, as well as easily cruising at 80 MPH on the interstates. The short wheel base base makes the car very responsive, but it does cause you to rock forward and backward a little-but that is the same with any small car. One mechanical problem with the air sensor, but VW just the warranty and is paying even though I repared it two years ago. Negatives: serious wind noise and some interior parts (rear ashtry, rear cup holder, front-passenger door handle, wood grain) have jamed, cracked or just broke.

Best Features

tight turning; powerful engine; relatively large trunk; cool blue lights on dash; heated seats--nice.

Worst Features

move the cupholders, they block the radio when in use--I think VW has fixed this in newer models. Reduce the wind noise with better design or more insulation.
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