1999 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Looks/Handles Great - Highly U

1999 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan - Consumer Review

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Looks/Handles Great - Highly Undreliable
By NeverBuyVWAgain on


1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan (midyear)


Looks great from the outside, drives
like you think a German sports car
should, reliability about as good as a
Yugo. I have had this into the dealer
10+ times - for O2 sensor (3X)/trunk lid
switch/(1 week of purchase w/ O2 sensor
#1), Front rotors (3X in 30K miles-75%
Highway). All problems required a SECOND
visit because 'the parts are not in
stock' - brake rotors for a Jetta not in
VW Corporate Customer service was all
about excuses - "Sir, they have to ship
the replacement parts all the way from
I can't wait to unload this before
something really nasty happens ("Those
water droplets you see on the oil filler
cap are normal").

Best Features

Looks great and handles well, 4-cyl very responsive, though incredibly loud at highway speeds. Split folddown rear seats

Worst Features

Fire, with extreme prejudice, their reliability/QA people, More soundproofing for passenger compartment with 4-Cyl, More Back seat room, EMF filter for radio. VW should take some responsibility for issues instead of treating their customers like panhandlers.
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