1999 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Expected Results

1999 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 4dr Sedan (midyear)


Overall, I have to say that I love my car. I
owned an 89 Jetta GLI and then a Subaru
Outback before my current Jetta. The 89 Jetta
had incredible problems, but it was always fun
to drive. The Outback had no problem, but it
wasn't fun to drive. I went back to VW because
I wanted to enjoy driving again, and my Jetta
has delivered. It is manual, and I would only
get manual with such a great engine! But, of
course, my Jetta has had its share of problems.
They are the same as everyone else's:
electrical, windows, O2 sensor, glove box,
sunroof, etc. Perhaps because of my first
Jetta's many issues, I don't seem to mind as
much as others.

Best Features

By far the greatest feature of this car is the engine. It is fast and sounds great. The engine just keeps on pulling the car -- on a lonely and deserted road in NM I hit 125 once. Pretty stupid, I know, but I just kept on going! It is an amazing highway performer.

Worst Features

All of the little fixes are annoying, and servicing a VW isn't cheap. I bought an extended warranty, and it has helped a little.
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