2000 Volkswagen Jetta Review | Edmunds.com

2000 Volkswagen Jetta

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Volkswagen Jetta Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 174 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Volkswagen Jetta

  • While the Jetta isn't quite the bargain it used to be, its sleek looks, spirited demeanor and quality interior materials make it one of our favorite small sedans.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Solid build quality, rich interior materials, loads of features, available V6 engine.

  • Cons

    Cookie-cutter Euro-copy sheetmetal, bigger standard-features list means bigger base price.

  • What's New for 2000

    VW's 2000 Jetta arrives with an optional turbocharged 1.8T engine on the GLS as well as minor equipment updates.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



What a pos

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 4dr Sedan

I bought my 2000 VW Jetta GLX automatic trans. about a year ago and have only been able to drive it half the time due to all the repairs it has needed. The alarm would go off every time I opened the door and the AC went out. A trip to the dealership cost $2508 to replace the door lock accuator, the mirror switch, rear trunk plate, and fix AC. Replaced the catalytic converter and O2 sensor at $890. Replaced serpentine belt and belt tensioner at $568. The EPC and check engine light are on and estimated fix is $1187. Expecting a baby and a car seat will not fit in the back comfortably. Time to junk it! I will never buy another VW!! Buyer Beware!!!



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Cant go wrong with vr6

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 4dr Sedan

I have owned this car for 2 years now bought it with 100k miles on with nothing being done to the car guy was being honest i guess. After getting the car had to get a cat and a ecu about 1,000 dollars than two raditor house the radiator, mass air flow sensor and the control arms about 2,500 in repairs in 2 years not to bad. Now it has 140,000 still runs like a dream turn off the traction control and burn some tires. Clutch still is perfect, original alternator, original starter, original water pump really reliable. Just change the oil and watch for the belt had to change it twice but its only 90 bucks if u do it ur self. And the car will threat u well.



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It has its quirks, but

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 4dr Sedan

My GLX seemed have led a rough life before I bought it, but fortunately, the guy religiously changed his oil. Many K-miles later, the engine is very quiet and very smooth. So, that gave me room to spend cash on all the neglected stuff...now it's a sweet ride. I've read a lot of these reviews, and one thing I've come away with is to NOT buy one of these Jettas w/ high miles if your not somewhat mechanically inclined or don't know a really good VW mechanic. But if you don't mind tinkering now and then, these cars can be a blast to drive, and customize as well. Despite their idiosyncrasies, there is a strong network of enthusiasts, many of whom will gladly share their knowledge and experience.



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Great car. not cheap to

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 4dr Sedan

I purchased this car used with 80,000 miles. I love the handling, comfort, styling, power, and feel of the car. But it’s not cheap to fix. I don’t mind putting in a new clutch and alternator after 140,000, it’s expected. But does EVERYTHING have to cost $800 - $1900+ in labor to fix? You can’t get to anything to fix it. I think I’ve had most problems listed by Jetta owners. Here are mine: • Front end almost rips off at curbs (even low ones) • Glove box falling off • Center console broke • Window falls into door • Coil pack cracked in cold weather • Emission warning (and engine light) never go off • Cooling system leak • Shorted speaker • Gooey plastic interior parts




Great vw

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 4dr Sedan

Just traded in my VW Jetta GLX VR-6 with 254,000 miles on it. I hated to get rid of it but I was getting bored with it. You ask why? Well for one, I was the original owner. With all those mile it kept its good looks, Leather seat were still beautiful, and engine still ran like new. I always hated one thing about the car and it was the 91 octane. Let me tell you this was the best VW I ever owned, but I had to stay on top of the maintenance! I miss here already!




Good car overall!

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 4dr Sedan

My car has 110k miles the engines is still strong, when I purchased it had an air intake installed so the gas mileage is not the best. I get about 315 miles per tank. It is fun to drive and lovely in the winter with those heated seat to bad I cant say the same for the summer. If you are looking for a nice (sport) car this is definitely a must. Always use gas with 91 octanes or higher if not you will lose power and also the check engine light will always be on, emission workshop.



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Full 2000 Volkswagen Jetta Review

What's New for 2000

VW's 2000 Jetta arrives with an optional turbocharged 1.8T engine on the GLS as well as minor equipment updates.

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Talk About The 2000 Jetta

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michaellonetto
michaellonetto
02-22-2001
there is a winding sound in transmission , dealer is aware of problem , they are trying to find a solution , also when car starts up in morning , very rough sound in engine until oil pumps into valve?...


leeroy10
leeroy10
07-31-2014
i have a 2000 jetta that stalls after a few mins of driving. it start right away has to sit for anthor five to ten mins then will fire right up. i will drive for anthor 5 to 10 mins then it shut off...


evanpcurry
evanpcurry
05-08-2013
My 2000 Jetta VR6 has an over revving issue when accelerating from a full stop, and switching gears. It will over-rev 1-2000 rpms, and has very little acceleration power. Any ideas? From the very litt...



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