by Brad on Jun 16, 2010 Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Sedan
This car has got a beautiful interior, nice looking, body not rusting, but my wife and I are scared to take it anywhere. It sometimes starts and sometimes not. The mechanics can't find the problem, this gets expensive. All repairs on it are expensive. I'm a 200 lb man and not much room for me. I have a sore back and this car is very uncomfortable. My old beat up Dodge van is fine. I'd never buy another VW. It's not dependable. We have put so many repairs in it already. I will ride my Harley any day, much more reliable
by Jon on May 22, 2010 Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Sedan
After owning this car for five years, 2000-2005 and putting on 130,000 miles, I have to say i miss the car for its performance (modified of course), and the amenities for the price ie heated leather seats sunroof etc. I don't miss the car for its known problems, mass air flow sensor, window regulator clips, coil packs, etc. Overall i believe if i had kept the car stock i wouldn't have that many problems with it, but that wouldn't have been fun! Keep the car bone stock and it shouldn't give you as much problems, but good luck avoiding its known problems!
by Lauren on Apr 11, 2009 Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Sedan
The 2000 VW Jetta is a nice looking car, fun to drive, gets pretty good mpg BUT do not buy this car if you don't want lots of repairs, very, very frequent and expensive repairs. The timing belt went at about 83,000 and I had to get the entire engine remanufactured. I've also had to replace the alternator, the battery twice and some other usual wear and tear pieces. Also, the front bumper is way too low and it gets ripped off easily. The problem is that VW designed the car to be repairable only at the dealership, therefor, more expensive. All in all, I like the car, maybe the newer models are better, but I do not recommend buying this car, at least not from this year.
by Paul on May 22, 2006 Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Sedan
This car was great until it hit 60,000 miles. The O2 sensor, vaccuum hose, turbo valve, strut mounts (poor design as they always break) all needed replacement and the check engine light is still on! We also replaced the window regulators but VW was nice enough to offer a good faith warranty. The locks don't always work on every door and the temp gauge works when it wants to. Overall this car is a headache but I love driving it when it works. The engine is awesome... too bad the quality of the car stinks and it is not reliable! I am not sure if I would buy a VW again.
by George Spicer on Apr 5, 2006 Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Sedan
I have a 2000 VW Jetta and the performce is good, but the motor can put out so much more power. How do i know? I have a stg-3 turbo kit in mine, and I'm puting down about 260 hp the ground with the factory engine.
by Rob on Jul 2, 2005 Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Sedan
I just recently bought this car as my first manual car so i had to learn on it. After quickly picking up in 3 days now i love driving this car. Verrryy fun car to drive and nothing had broken. smooth clutch and good kick with the turbo
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