1999 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Be wary

1999 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan - Consumer Review

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Be wary
By erhowe on


1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg 4dr Sedan


I traded in my old Accord for a used
Jetta, as I was swayed by the VW
hype. Have doubted this decision ever
since. Within the first 11 months,
check engine light came on 8 different
times--signaling many major engine
problems. My "new" car was in the
shop over a week each of these times.
Some of the problems I was told were
undiagnosable--until the warrenty ran
out, conveniently. A co-worker had
the same car, only a '98, and he had
the exact same problems with his.

Make sure exhaust system is in top-
shape, as I found that this is very
expensive to fix.

Best Features

Handling is very tight and sporty. Roomy interior is very nice. It feels like a safe, heavy car, but gas mileage is still 30 mpg.

Worst Features

VW Customer service. Any of their departments that I have worked with have been very rude and very sneaky. Automatic windows stop rolling up near 70,000 miles. Not at all the quality of a "German" car that I was expecting.
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