Used 2000 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2000 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Reviews

2000 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

Average Consumer Rating

305 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Jetta model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Just a good car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By pthomps
on

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought it brand new in 2001. Sure, the window lifts were quick to go out, and there were several other minor recalls, but it keeps on ticking. I use it primarily as a commuter car, driving about 40 miles a day. Love the mpg, love the styling. I'm just now approaching 100k miles. I sunk $1,500 into it recently for preventative maintenance (incl. New timing belt), but consider it a good investment. Interior wear and tear has taken its toll - the glove box arm is broken, as is the arm rest latch, but I can live with that. The car looks great, is fun to drive (every once in a while is quite sluggish in 1st gear), but has been a great car.


Favorite Features

moon roof, key-controlled windows, styling


Suggested Improvements

more horsepower, lower RPM at 70 mph


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Nightmare on Wheels
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By tenmpf150
on

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


Review

We've nicknamed the car "The Black Dalia" if that tells you anything. Right from the get go this German engineered piece of Mexican craftsmanship has been a complete nightmare. This car has broken faster than I can physically fix it. First it was the clutch plates slipping, then it was the window off track, then it was the dashboard falling apart, then the seats always look filthy, then the door locks didn't work, then the interior lights, then the key fob stopped working, the motor burns a quart of oil a week, the MAF has gone twice, then the fuel injectors started surging, now the car bucks like a bronco, the doors won't stop chiming like they are open all the time!! and the list goes on...


Favorite Features

Absolutely nothing, I hate this car with a burning passion!


Suggested Improvements

I wish VW had included a self destruct feature, or at least allowed for spontaneous combustion.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

it's a soild 8
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By thickandwide
on

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS VR6 4dr Sedan


Review

Probably the best car I've ever owned. Sites like this mostly attract negative reviews from upset consumers who don't understand how to maintain a vehicle. The Jetta has a reliable VR6 motor that is both strong and economical and came with a lot of perks for a 2000 car: CD changer, moon roof, "front trac" stability control, heated seats, Monsoon 8-speaker stero, and heated leather seats to name a few. My only complaint, as with most owners, is that this car chews up water pumps - and it has two of them (an electrical and mechanical) and yes they are expensive to repair. Also VW needs to make it easier to change the headlamps. Basic maintenance should be easier.


Favorite Features

A strong motor is a must have, but the heated seats are fabulous. Another good design is the "tube" style oil filter which allows you to go between 5000-7000 miles between oil changes helping to keep the cost of maintenance down. The 5-30W oil doesn't hurt either. Two thumbs up 4 the VW engineers


Suggested Improvements

200hp motor for a bit more power, an additional 3" of leg room in the back seat, solve the water pump issue, perforated leather AC seats like the BMW 7-series, 4-motion, projector headlamps (that are easy to access), stock cold air induction would be nice also.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Why are so many people complaining?
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By SkydiverMN
on

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan


Review

I currently have 165k on my Jetta GLS 2.0L. Besides some recall issues (window motor module, and a catalytic converter) the car's been fine. Sure, there are wearable items that go, and I recently did a suspension replacement (tie rods, ball joints, lower control arms, struts, and rear shocks) that cost about $600 for parts. Otherwise, it's a solid runner and is fun to drive. Would I but another? Sure. All cars eventually have most (if not all) of the issues that I've run into.


Favorite Features

standard tranny, leather seating, heated seats, and cool dash color.


Suggested Improvements

cup holder design stinks. Breaks easily, but you can find replacements online.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

best car i have ever owned
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By love my jetta
on

Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought my jetta with 200,000, kms, replaced the timing belt, inner and outer tie rod ends when I first bought it and since I have put 80,000 kms, with no problems, I will allways buy VW, real fun to drive 2.0 5 speed, handles great, has no rust anywere, no rattles,


Favorite Features

heated seats, great looking dash and interior, great handling, love the blue dash lights


Suggested Improvements

come on , do they not use cup holders in germany, fix it, broken glove box, and centre console, watch where your key is car will randomly lock it self


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411