2000 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Sedan
I have destroyed 5 cars now. I really
drive my cars hard. This jetta is by
far the finest car ive driven. It kicks
BMW's ass in everything but quality and
gadgets. When i purchased the car the
check engine light came on because of
the mass air flow and turbo cutoff
switch, dealer fixed everything under
warranty. car was in dealer for 2 days.
dealer explained to me how you have to
use 91 octain fuel to protect the
sensors and components. Since ive
followed the fuel requirements i have
been nothing but 100% impressed with
this car. It hugs the road like a 60k+
sports car and the 150hp 1.8L turbo acts
like a compariable 3.0 v6 without the
low gas mileage
the 1.8 turbo engine and suspension also
the nice blue and red dash lights
glove box is made rather cheeply with
only 1 hindge its just waiting to break
This vehicle represents the biggest
nightmare of my life. I should have
known when the transmission failed with
3,000 miles on it that I was in big
trouble. 15 major repairs including 3
transmissions later, I find myself
waiting to find out why the check
engine light went on this time.
Volkswagen did absolutely nothing to
try to reconcile the piece of garbage
that they sold me, and consequently, I
will never buy another product from
them. I have never gone more than 4
months without needing some sort of
major repairs on this car. I will
never buy a Volkswagen again.
Transmission should last for more than
3,000 miles, and if it fails within
that time period, replace the car
Good car that has held up well. After
four years, I still get a kick out of
driving it and love all of the little
creature comforts it has.
VR6 and gadgets galore.
The Goodyears that came on mine sucked
but the Yokohamas I replaced them with
this year rock. I would also like a
slightly stiffer suspension but I'm
aware that would be at the cost of
comfort and smoothness.
car is nice and fast, i'm a big guy
(6'4", 235) and i am pretty comfortable
in it. the only problem was the
multiple window clip failures but i
haven't had that happen for at least a
year now. the only reason i'm
considering getting rid of is for
something bigger-family man now. now
i'm spoiled the next car has to be able
to go at least 125 also.
We have almost 100K on our Jetta, so
far we have had to replace the O2
sensor twice. The doors creak if you
don't lube them and BAD gas mileage for
an underpowered 4 cylider. We don't get
a drop over 28mpg at any speed. For a
little car, it's a gas hog. My mother
in-laws Buick Park Avenue gets better
mileage and has twice the horsepower!
The automatic transmission can't make
up it's mind what gear to choose or
when to shift. Lord help you if you
back out of a parking stall and expect
to get moving into traffic fast. It
won't happen. There is about a 3 second
lag before it kicks in.
Cool features that are only on cars
that cost $35-40,000.00.
Better transmission (auto)
Better gas mileage
More leg room in the back seat.
Stand behind your product and those
stupid O2 sensors.