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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.
Volkswagen Jetta Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 150 hp @ 3750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/28 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

Great car overall

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Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Jetta

I purchased this car new. I've had many of the same cosmetic problems as others, ie.. broken window regulator (twice, driver side), broken glove box, broken armrest cover, cup holder. I've had multiple teenage drivers, it's been in the body shop more than once. Mechanically it's a wonder! It is now 13 years old with over 275,000 mi on it and it is still on the original engine and transmission (automatic). The only major maintenance has been replacing the timing belt three times I think and a coolant pump. I've had to replace the blower fan and am now having problems with the A/C control but hey, it's 13 yo. If they can get the cosmetic things fixed it would be perfect. Getting 22 - 25 mpg.

Has some problems, love it

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Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Jetta

Although it had some issues, like needing the ignition system replaced (Around $400 DIY), I love this car. I've been getting good gas milage and adequate performance. Mine has just over 160,000 miles on it, though the previous owner mistreated it. If you don't want to do any DIY car repair, I would not recommend this car. Otherwise, go for it. I use mine to get to and from school every day along with the occasional road trip and have never had any reliability issues with it. If you do get one, get yourself a good service manual and a metric socket set. I have the GLX 2.8L VR6 engine with the five speed manual transmission.

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Jetta's run over 200,000k if

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Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Jetta

I have owned 2 Jettas 1999 and a 1995. One Got into an accident and had a little over 175,000 miles and the other is still running till this day at 206,000. Jettas are great reliable cars. If somone has a complaint about jetta's they either got the very few bad ones out of the bunch or the previous owner just mistreated it before it came to you. My aunt has one that is over 250,000 miles and running. If these cars are well maintained they run like champs for a very very long time.

Never buy a jetta!

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Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Jetta

I boutgh this car a little over a year ago and so far, not only have the glove box, cup holders and electrical problems arose, I have also replaced the transmission twice in the last 20,000 miles! Also, the fuel line, and the negative battery cables! The car is horrible! Since I've gotten it with only 50,000 miles on it, it has done nothing but drain my wallet! I also had to replace the cv axcel twice, and rust me, I'm not rough on my vehicles! I only drive it on the highway for th most part, just to and from work. It is poorly engineered, and has nothing but one problem after the next! It's cute, and gets 37mpg highway and about 32- 34mpg in town, but other than looks and gas, I HATE IT!

Love this car

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Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Jetta

My dad bouth this jetta from a friend he was a mechanic so the engine is upgated its a pretty fast car he passed the car on to me my sophmore year of highschool im a juniour now so i've had it for a year so far i only have given it an oil change n new tires for 150 i olso changed the window motors got them at the juck yard for 50 bucks pretty cheap if u get a jetta n u noe how to fix minor details u can go to "pick n pull" and get most of the parts relly cheap. Willing to buy another one anytime very reliable never broke down since my dad had it like 4 yrs before i did

Great car, for an automatic

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Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Jetta

i bought the car a coulpe years ago, other then the problems that i caused i haven't had any. i've had two jetta's my VR6 which i love, and a 1.8t that was not so good to me. really its a hit and miss the these cars the VR6 headlight are shot and the cup holders are falling out but still work,other then that the leather is in perfect condition and the interior is just awesome overall. the 1.8t although 5 speed between the trany, clutch, oil leaks, break dust all over my expencive rims, arm rest, and others it had to go. the VR6 has plenty of power and good handling if i can keep up with 09 cobalt ss T/C and eat RX-8's for breakfast i won't complain, untill i can do more under the hood

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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?...

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...

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...

Gas Mileage


  • 21
  • cty
  • 28
  • highway
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