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Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 50 reviews
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 50 reviews
1999 was a changeover year for the Volkswagen Jetta, with some of the previous year's models still on sale for several months, and a new, next-generation version introduced later in the model year. With this new version, the Jetta's body was enlarged slightly, the engine and interior were updated, and the list of standard features available throughout the line was expanded.
The new Jetta GL sedan got an updated 115-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, and came with a list of standard features that included a keyless entry system, power door locks, anti-lock brakes, dual airbags, air conditioning, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, and an anti-theft alarm system.
Also available were a new higher-end Jetta GLS trim package, a GLX version with a 174-horsepower V6, and two new TDI turbodiesel trim packages. All versions came dual airbags and anti-lock brakes, among other features. The GLX came standard with leather seats and a power sunroof.
Overall, drivers were impressed with the Jetta's handling, smoothness over the road, comfort, and roominess. And while some drivers praised the overall build quality of the Golf, others noted frequent problems and reliability issues with the car.
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Volkswagen Jetta Questions
1999 Volk Jetta Sedan / Alarm Problem
Alarm won't disingage when attempting to start car. Is there a factory kill switch available if necessary?
Check Engine Light Turns On
So my husband was about to park in the driveway and the check engine light turned on and the car turned off and the check engine light turned on. After a few attempts the car started and the light...
My 1999 Jetta Will Start But Then Immediately Turn Back Off
My 1999 jetta will turn over but not stay on
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Does the battery in the remote somehow control the alarm system?
After Disengaging My Alarm In My 1999 Vw Jetta 2.0l The Car Will Start But ...
1999 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2.0 GAS