2000 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Eco-Turbo-Fun

2000 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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GL TDi Sedan (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbodiesel 5-speed Manual)

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDi 4dr Sedan


"one year pre-owned". Good mileage and
a better price than new. The economy
and fun-factor are very high! My two
main concerns are the seat is too short-
(seats could also use better lumbar and
side bolster support), and the service
cost. The service cost is TOO
EXPENSIVE. I found a good german-auto
mechanic to change the timing belt at
50,000 miles after two dealers told me
it would be 500+ for the work. It still
cost me 300+. The MAS just went bad at
75000. The part was 300+. Incredible!!
If this keeps up, my savings on driving
expenses will be quickly overcome by
service costs. Overall, a good choice
after one year of ownership.

Best Features

Turbocharger, manual trans, fuel economy, power equipment (even got a "nice car" comment from a Porsche driver. Cool!) Cranking the windows up and down with the key, from outside.

Worst Features

More supportive seats for taller drivers, fog lights for all models (I drive in deer country), longer sun visors or extendable inserts. Sunrises and sunsets in the driver's window are always just past the end of the visor.
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