1999 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: A disappointment

1999 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan - Consumer Review

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A disappointment
By MylastVW on


1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Sedan (midyear)


This is my third VW and when I drove it
from the dealers lot, I was very
pleased. Since then there has been the
problem with wear and ride of my Good
year Eagles (dealer replaced), the
springs popping out of my from seats,
the MAF sensor ($400 for the part), the
constantly blown driver side break
light, the dead alternator (36,000 mi,
$850 to replace), and finally the front
window lift failures (acknowledged as a
defect by VW after many years). And
need I say the long wait times for a
maintenance appointment at the dealer.

Best Features

The pickup of my VR6.

Worst Features

Quality, Quality, Quality. Assembling in Mexico seems to be OK, but the components that go into the car and repairs (beyond the realm of most home mechanics) are very expensive for the "peoples car".
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