1999 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Great Car, Poor Reliability

1999 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan - Consumer Review

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Great Car, Poor Reliability
By Staninct on


1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Sedan (midyear)


The car is great, esp. since I am 6'4"
and fit rather well in it. Performance
a bit sluggish with 2.0l engine, great
controls, quality textiles for fabric
and dash panels. Terrible trouble
with "disappearing" engine oil, 3
dealers cannot find out where 3 quarts
are going between oil changes (must be
burnt), constant check engine lights,
window regulator troubles, tail light
bulb troubles, and it sounds like a
popcorn machine in the morning!

Best Features

Very comfortable for tall people, great controls, ergonomics, overall sturdy build quality. Very good in the snow for a FWD car.

Worst Features

Electronics are TERRIBLE and engine is dated...highly suggest and extended warranty FROM VW if you are considering this vehicle. And it has no back seat room.
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