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Volkswagen Jetta Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.9 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 90 hp @ 3750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 35/44 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.

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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



2000 vw jetta gl tdi

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDi 4dr Sedan

I love the low RPM torque the little diesel puts out. It requires only minimal changes in throttle settings to climb hills. My automatic transmission has been perfect. Timing belt changes are the norm for all current vehicles and this is an somewhat expensive procedure. Not the best build quality and lots of rattles and other noises have developed. Occassional "Check Engine" lights but VW's seem to have these and they usually go away on their own. This car should not be a daily driver for a non-mechanic. Too much trouble on the little things. Expensive to repair. Really bad CD changer in trunk. 600+ miles to the tank.




Unreliable dream car

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi 4dr Sedan

I bought my TDI used with 20,000 miles on it. It now has 120,000 miles. The car is fun to drive and gets great gas mileage but that's all I can say good about it. I have had trouble with A/C 3 times, pwr windows, hardware falling off, engine immobilizer, light bulbs, radio reception, and ... The worst part is the quality of service. I have tried 3 different dealers. I've had 8 VW's over the years but this is the last one!!



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Jetta tdi

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDi 4dr Sedan

I have owned this TDI for 6 yrs and have been very happy. It has over 300k and is running strong. Every feature still works (heated seats). We get an adverage of 51 mpg. and we just purchased a second one for my husband.




Great great mpg

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi 4dr Sedan

great car it sips diesel great mileage i drive 236 miles a day with only a problem with the a/c sent it to shop 3 times different shops




I love my tdi

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDi 4dr Sedan

I love my jetta tdi very reliable and never had any Major problems besides the plastic cover on the bottom of the jetta. The only other thing is the timing belt I haven't had it fixed yet because it is 900.00 and nothing can happen to the car if I don't get a new one. The gas mileage is amazing I probably fill it up every three months in gets about 45-50 mpg. And it the most fun to drive car I have ever had in my life I can't wait till I get the new jetta tdi



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I'd still be driving it

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi 4dr Sedan

Loved this car. Had 8 miles when I drove off lot, it was "retired" at 100K. Drove it like a high school kid and got 45 mpg. Took good care of it mechanically, synthetic oil changed twice a year, regular dealer maintenance (mostly). Went 90K miles on original timing belt (recommended at 60K). I tried "babying" it to improve mpg but got worse. It liked going to redline on every shift. I'd still be driving it and expected to go another 100K if my daughter had not totaled it (she walked away with bumps and bruises only).



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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?...


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...


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...



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