1999 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: 99 Jetta GLX after 3.5 years

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GLX VR6 (1999.5) Sedan (2.8L V6 5-speed Manual)

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99 Jetta GLX after 3.5 years
By brianSD on


1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 4dr Sedan (midyear)


My favorite car after owning five
previous cars. Problems encountered:

1. False engine light @10000 miles.
2. Faulty brake lamp @14,000 miles,
prevented shift from park to drive,
fixed under warranty.
3. Sunroof liner popped out of track
@15,000 miles, fixed under warranty.
3. Cracked oilpan on road dip,
replaced my cost @35,000 miles.
4. A/C compressor failure @50,000
miles, replaced under extended warranty
plan (bought at time of purchase).
5. Passenger front window failure
@55,000, repaired and upgraded window
kits installed by dealer, no cost.

Best Features

VR6 performance/quietness. Leather interior, solid build and GLX options.

Worst Features

Stiffer front suspension to prevent bottoming out; better quality control to prevent window regulator failure (should have been recall); better cupholder location.
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