2001 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: I should have waited

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I should have waited
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


I bought my wagon 18 mo. ago and
wish I would've thought twice. The
wagon is cute and decent to drive, but
it has its share of problems. The
Mojave Beige is hard to see in certain
light. I replaced child window
locking switch due to
malfunction. When we
were hit on the passenger side at about
50 mph (guy blew through a red light
when we had a turn arrow), NOT ONE of
the safety features which I bought the
car for, engaged. After a dealer
check, they show that heated mirrors
are functioning only part-time (but of
course they wouldn't fix that while it
was in the shop!)
It has lost way too much in resale
value. Over $10K!

Best Features

Cute style, easy to reach console, feels solid and well-made.

Worst Features

Back seat is too small, paint chips easily, cup holder is in an awkward position, rear ashtray/cup holder needs to be eliminated. The black cloth seats collect dust& lint and are hard to clean/vacuum. Not enough leg room in front or rear for longer trips. Clunky transmission.
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