Owners may contact The Gates Corporation at 1-303-744-1911. Ferdinand Pich's plans for Volkswagen to become a world presence, as well as a dominant player in the U. Do not buy one of these cars! Rear seat room is at a premium if driver and passenger position their seats to the rearmost location. Costs more just to purchase a filter than it does to change oil and filter in most cars. Piëch,… If there were any doubts about Dr.
Numerous times we found ourselves caught behind a large truck and the Jetta had plenty of torque to get us to the front of the line in nothing flat. It lasted me for 5 years. The chassis and rear suspension were also designed to provide more trunk space. No more foreign cars for me. Normal maintaince, timing belt and water pump every 80k and oil change every 7k and still have the orginal clutch; 5 speed stick. The car has stranded me one time as I was on my way to the repair shop for another issue. Walkaround The Jetta retains the Volkswagen family profile, looking quite similar to the larger Passat.
Volkswagens are just too expensive to fix of something goes wrong. We have not tested it. Okay, maybe with the manual transmission that's not such a stretch. I bought it from someone, not a dealership. But more impressive is its torque.
Last year, the government took almost 700,000 vehicles out of service with Cash for Clunkers, decreasing the available supply of used vehicles. Energy-absorbing crumple zones are designed to protect passengers. The other one can rust through at the cost of 2 hours of labor. In fact after my time in the Jetta, I drove back home in a Buick Park Avenue Ultra, which was like switching from a horsehair mattress to a goosedown pillow. Glove box hinge is broken. I hear more complaints about them than any other feature, no matter the make of car.
The Jetta is a perfect example of why this world-renowned reputation is well deserved and is sought after by potential buyers. Some people may prefer more cushion, while others like us find them supportive and quite comfortable. They're probably the worst of the cars in their class as far as failures and cost of operation. The sloping hood and rounded fenders culminate in a distinctive lighting system; a clear rectangular lens incorporates all lighting elements, including the headlights, turn signals and sidelights. We had to pull over and call a tow truck. Was opened about 4 times before it broke the second time. However, power delivery with the turbo engine and automatic transmission is uneven, and the rear seat is very tight.
Then, 10 days after, I went to pick up my 8-year-old, Dylan, from his mom in Nampa, and when we got on the freeway, it wouldn't go above 40 mph. Solution was to get a steel sleeve placed into the oil pan for the drain plug to fit in. A big question for some families considering the Jetta: Will it turn off teen-agers? It has the crisp handling characteristics of a European two-door you can throw around corners rather than the plushness in many U. Volkswagen sent us off headed south on a 250-mile journey out of Carlsbad, Southern California at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, and onto some fierce freeway driving near the Mexican border where we could test speed, lane changing, braking and performance. The close-ratio manual transmission makes it a joy to move through the gears.
Oil filter is only the filter element, and costs about 4-6x as much as a regular oil filter for no reasn and with no benefit. Prevalent on most foreign cars that lack powered seatbacks, these stiff and difficult-to-turn giant wheels have got to go. Next, up and down isolated mountain ranges with hairpin turns and finally winding up at Julian, an old mining town in the high desert. Both front window regulators have been replaced One at 15K miles, the other at 20K miles when the car was under warranty. Until we hit 170,000 miles, out of nowhere, there are electrical problems and overheating and just a lot of bizarre intermittent problems.
Extremely responsive at just a tap of the toe, they take some adjusting to. Year of manufacture 2000 First year of ownership 2000 Most recent year of ownership 2003 Engine and transmission 2. I bought this car used at 47,000 miles so I don't know how it was treated before me, but it was in amazing condition. Five-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions are available. I love the body style of these Jettas mk4 and my color, navy blue galaxy blue from vw.
Remedy Gates will notify owners, and dealers will replace the water pump, free of charge. From San Diego to the small village of Mendocino and around Monterey Bay, the Jetta kept us entertained and it felt crisp on the rural roads of Maryland. This car is very reliable and i would recommend it to anyone looking for a new car. We moved the seats slightly forward to accommodate a full load of passengers while retaining a relatively comfortable position for a tall driver. Units Affected 646246 A recent survey shows that consumers looking for a used vehicle may be in for some sticker shock. Here lurks Volkswagen's secret weapon in the car wars, a brand new turbo engine, first seen on the New Beetle, that'll knock your socks off.