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Solid!
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By VWdriver
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Wolfsburg 4dr Sedan


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After reading reviews of this model and trim level, I was a little wary about purchasing this vehicle. But all of my worries have been disproven, as this car is awesome. The only problems I have had were from the buyer passing on due maintenance, and otherwise I LOVE this car. It is fast, fun, the stick shift's smooth, the interior is fantastic, I love the sporty boxed-out styling, the sunroof and remote locks work flawlessly, and the trunk is cavernous, bigger than my old 96 accord's. 95,000 miles and still going like a tank, no problems with the drivetrain. This car is great because of the extra touches: the dialed in steering, the wolfsburg leather accents, everyhthing. This car is great!!


Best Features

The leather steering wheel, sporty taillights and spoiler, and manual tranny.


Worst Features

Sometimes key takes some jiggling to get it to move in ignition, no problem with starter, just key insert thing. plus low end torque is a little low, but gas mileage is fantastic.


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I'll miss my lil green homey
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By dgrundei
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS VR6 4dr Sedan (midyear)


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I bought this car used with 43k miles on it from a private seller who bought it new and took excellent car of it. I have since put roughly 75k miles on it and have invested over $7,500 in maintenence unrelated to regular wear and tear. If something goes wrong, it's usually expensive. I had a lot of issues with the fuel system, replacing the fuel injectors and intake manifold. Had some issues with the wipers at 100,000 but replaced the motor myself for about 30 bucks. Otherwise, I love driving the VR6. It's fun, trendy, relatively fuel efficient. The heated leather is nice and comfy, the moonroof is perfect for nice weather. Other than sucking my wallet dry with maintenence, I loved this car!


Best Features

2.8 Litre V6 is quick. Trendy design. Fuel economy. Heated leather. Moonroof. Pretty violet dashboard lights. Factory sound system is spectacular. Great stability at high speeds.


Worst Features

Make it more reliable! The cup holders are absolutely awful but it's kind of neat how they pop out of the dash, until they break.


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Great Car, but unfortunate
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By VWkid
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Wolfsburg 4dr Sedan


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I have owned this car for less than a month and it is fantastic. It drives well, looks great, and has tons of extras, all for a low price, now and when it was new. I love the car.


Best Features

The leather touches, sunroof, sporty spoiler and lights, and that it's fun to drive.


Worst Features

The remote works only from like 20 feet away, otherwise great.


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The "Not-Worth-It" Mobile
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By Lily
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS VR6 4dr Sedan (midyear)


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I bought this car because my best pal (Nissan 240sx) was totalled in a wreck that was not my fault. I needed a car before work on Monday, but didn't do as much research as I could have. I loved the styling on the Jetta and wanted a 4 door sedan, but I didn't know what I was in for. Immediately I had to go back to the dealer for an engine coolant system fix (which they couldn't do, they had to send to the VW dealer). Then other parts started breaking - glove compartment, center console, other misc. plastic interior parts, passenger's door jamb, windshield wiper fluid thingy, etc. Now I have a fuel pressure problem and a broken AC that I have already fixed once - don't buy this car!


Best Features

It looks cute from the outside, it has a sunroof, automatic windows work well, doors automatically lock when I go above a certain speed (good for people who lock their doors when they get in the car anyway - as a woman it makes me feel kind of safe).


Worst Features

What's wrong with my car: electrical problems, trunk light only works when it wants to, fuel pressure problem (only 80,00 miles!), engine coolant problem, and bad AC. What's wrong with all Jettas: Bad gas mileage and it takes PREMIUM GAS!!! Everything is proprietary, have fun at the VW dealership!


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Saved my life
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By Ali Griffin
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (midyear)


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About four days ago I was in a head on collision with a Chevy Suburban in a canyon. I walked away with glass shards in my arm and that is it. My friend who was in the passenger seat walked away without a scratch. Even the highway patrolman said the way the car handled the impact is what saved our lives. I loved that car, too bad it is totalled and completely unsalvageable. Thank you Volkswagen for making a car that passengers can feel safe in!


Best Features

Airbags, I also loved the color of the lights in the dash. Had great get-up-and-go. Loved the key, was always a blast to drive. I appreciated the single fold down seat that perfectly fit a couple snowboards!


Worst Features

My antenna got broken off about a year ago. For something so seemingly simple it was a fortune to get fixed for a poor college student! Wish VW dealerships weren't so expensive for repairs.


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