1999 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Looks/Handles Great - Highly U
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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GL (1999.5) Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Looks/Handles Great - Highly Undreliable
By NeverBuyVWAgain on

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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan (midyear)

Review

Looks great from the outside, drives like you think a German sports car should, reliability about as good as a Yugo. I have had this into the dealer 10+ times - for O2 sensor (3X)/trunk lid switch/(1 week of purchase w/ O2 sensor #1), Front rotors (3X in 30K miles-75% Highway). All problems required a SECOND visit because 'the parts are not in stock' - brake rotors for a Jetta not in stock!? VW Corporate Customer service was all about excuses - "Sir, they have to ship the replacement parts all the way from Germany!" I can't wait to unload this before something really nasty happens ("Those water droplets you see on the oil filler cap are normal").

Best Features

Looks great and handles well, 4-cyl very responsive, though incredibly loud at highway speeds. Split folddown rear seats

Worst Features

Fire, with extreme prejudice, their reliability/QA people, More soundproofing for passenger compartment with 4-Cyl, More Back seat room, EMF filter for radio. VW should take some responsibility for issues instead of treating their customers like panhandlers.
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