1999 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Great mileage---if it runs

1999 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel - Consumer Review

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Great mileage---if it runs
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDi 4dr Sedan (midyear)


I have had several breakdowns with this
car. This was bought as a new car.
First, I had an electrical problem,
where the security system broke and kept
the engine from running. Then, at 30000
miles, the glow plugs and glow plug
relay went out, and had to be replaced
at my expense because they were not part
of the "powertrain" even though the car
would not run without them. VW wouldn't
replace my warped rotors at 10000 miles
saying that they were "within
tolerances". Then I had to pay to get
them replaced when the warranty ran out.
It stopped running yesterday at a busy
intersection. I am extremely

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Test the car before you send it out of the factory. Mine came in bad mechanical condition, and that's the way it's going back: for a trade-in on a subaru.
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