Used 1999 Volkswagen Jetta Pricing

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1999 Highlights

Volkswagen offers two generations of the Jetta for sale in 1999. The third-generation Jetta has been around since 1993, and it is a carryover for 1999. VW deletes the GT, K2 and GLS models from the lineup, leaving only the GL, GLX, TDI and Wolfsburg models. Later in the model year, the company introduces a completely redesigned Jetta with a smooth new European body, improved versions of the base inline four and the VR6 and a simplified lineup of GL, GLS and GLX models. If you can hold out for a 2000 model, VW will offer a 150-hp 1.8-liter turbo for the GLS.


  • Fun to drive, comfortable ride, available VR6, solid construction, rich interior materials, lots of standard features, generous 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.


  • Some controls hard to decipher, CD player should be standard, expensive compared with other compact sedans.

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Features & Specs

GL 4dr SedanGL 4dr Sedan (midyear)Wolfsburg 4dr Sedan
Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual
Horsepower115 hp @ 5400 rpm115 hp @ 5200 rpm115 hp @ 5400 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
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  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

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  • Rollover

    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
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  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
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  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
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  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1999 Volkswagen Jetta


Consumer Rating

Jetta's run over 200,000K If treated well
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.
This Car Saved My Life
I totaled my Jetta in a head on collision with a guard rail after a tire blew, and walked away with minor bruises. I then turned around and bought the same exact car. People can say what they will about cup holders breaking and plastic peeling, but I say quit complaining. You either are a VW person or your not, and I am 100%. I had to replace my battery, timing belt @ 120,000k (which was a choice to avoid problems), brakes, and my battery, but these are all things that should be fixed on any vehicle with over 100,000 miles. I am a VW believer all the way.
My badass vr6 Volkswagen Jetta
I love my Jetta vr6 2.8 liter it's fast I'm going to be adding a turbo to it the only thing about it is that I do not like about the car was replacing parts that expensive hard to find for the vr6 otherwise the car is great to drive looks nice on the road with all the fences stuff that I put on it hard to find the right suspension system to lower my car now I gotta replace the clutch after 182000 miles on the car but the cars been great to me never had major problems so now is time to give her stage 1 racing clutch and a full air suspension ride behandle bility and replace my 17 inch low profile rims and tires for 18 inch low profile rims and tires my wife hates the car because I love my car more than I love her Thank You Volkswagen I wish you made another vr6 in the newer model with the sunroof I would buy it in a heartbeat but now I will not give up this car no matter what even for new one even if you gave it to me for free I still would not trade it in for seems to me every time I go by the dealership somebody's always offering money to buy my vr6 they said it's hard to find and very rare in this condition special all the things I've added to the car to make sure dress up beautiful and fast it's hard to give up something that you built by hand
Used 1999 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

The Used 1999 Volkswagen Jetta is offered in the following submodels: Diesel, Sedan. Available styles include GL 4dr Sedan, GL 4dr Sedan (midyear), Wolfsburg 4dr Sedan, GLS VR6 4dr Sedan (midyear), GLS 4dr Sedan (midyear), GLX VR6 4dr Sedan, GLX VR6 4dr Sedan (midyear), TDi 4dr Sedan, GL TDi 4dr Sedan (midyear), and GLS TDi 4dr Sedan (midyear). Pre-owned Volkswagen Jetta models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 115 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 1999 Volkswagen Jetta comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.

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