1999 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

1999 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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"power" 20 reviews
"fuel economy" 20 reviews
"ride" 18 reviews
"handling" 12 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 11 reviews
"expensive car" 6 reviews
"expensive part" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews

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Displaying 31 - 40 of 50 1999 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

Zachary writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GLS Review
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5

Pros

lots of fun, handles great, comfy, looks great.

Cons

aftermarket parts for German cars are expensive as helllll

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Love It! — Drives well, brakes well, handles GREAT, pretty reliable, looks great in and out, good gas mileage, easy to maintain, SOOOOOO much fun to drive. I love this car and plan on keeping it until I have children of my own. One day it'll be lowered, flat white with a black roof, have a roof rack, and some nice 17x8's up front and 17x9's out back.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alexander writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GL Review
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4

Pros

It is a fast and fun car to drive

Cons

it needs to be repaired and painted

25

My Jetta — I drive a forest green 1999 jetta mark 3. Performance-It has great acceleration, and braking, handling is tight and fast Build Quality-Be tires. I put a new exhaust but the stock one was still on it so yeah. Fun Factor-It is amazing car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Josh writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GLS Review
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4

Pros

The sound system.

Cons

Lack of power.

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Ehh Its A Pretty Good Car — Its only a 4 cyl. but it really puts all of it on the road. Very low center of gravity makes handling perfect. Small car very easy to get through tight spots. Parking is almost never a problem. Fun car in general.

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Steven writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GLS Review
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4

Pros

The styling, and the performance

Cons

The Check Engine Light almost always comes on and you can't shut it off some times, and the Transmission shift points are stupid so it will make it slip sooner and easier in the transmission's life.

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Hold On — The performance is great for a ballsy 4 cylinder engine and allot of highway on ramp accelerator power. The build quality isn't too great the parts could be put together better and made better but still good. The appearance is beautiful and stunning. what can i say it's German Design! The cost of ownership can be expensive because of the german parts and the way it was designed, also the availability of the parts. But like BASIC maintenance is pretty cheap This is the funniest car i have ever driven in before and it always puts me back in my seat, so I would hold on.

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Griffin writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GL Review
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5

Pros

Build quality, handling, ride quality, economy

Cons

perfomance, gearbox

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1999 Vw Jetta 2.0 (manual) — Great build quality, minimal repairs. Good options and good choice of interior materials. Pleasing yet practical styling in typical VW manner. The performance on the 2.0 liter is reasonably snappy, and good on gas, but not a huge thriller on the straights. Gearbox is slightly clunky. However, great handling with compliant ride quality make it a fun and economical city car.

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Max writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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4

Pros

engine sound

Cons

front-wheel drive

25

Yes — I like the car in general, but it's little slower than I would like. Being my first car I can't really complain. It's pretty good on gas and has a good range considering how hard I drive it. I like the look of the car and color, but I hated the stock wheels so I put 17" MSW Type 11's on it and it really looks good. I've looked up the wheels on the internet to see what other people have done with them and I personally like my application better than on an A3. I put Coninental ProContact rubber on them and can only rave about what they can do for a not-so-powerful car. I have had some issues with reliability. We've replaced the windshield wiper transmission ($1000+), a wheel speed sensor for a little under $100, and the catalytic converter ($800+) but the cat was replaced under warranty. My AC no longer works, but I have yet to fix it. The tranny is pretty good but I wish it was a manual and the engine sound is nice but I wish I had an exhaust to make it that much better. The sound system is pretty good for an entry level car. The interior is not bad for plastic, but the black really heats up the car in the summer. I

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Joel writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Review
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5

Pros

Comfortable, smooth as a Benz and MUCH cheaper.

Cons

Cupholders are too small, Big trucks driving behind blind you through the side mirrors,

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1999 Vw Jetta 2.0 Wolfsburg, Best Little Car I've Ever Owned — The performance could be better. Has a couple rattles but thats ok for a 10 year old car. Appearance will be improved. Gas mileage is about 28mpg and I drive it very hard. This car is awesome to drive, I love it!

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Alex writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GLS VR6 Review
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5

Pros

good gas milage

Cons

old VR6 means less power

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12 Valves Of Fury! — Good performance but a little loose on the handling. Interior quality leaves a little desired but I'm loving the sound quality of the stock stereo. gas mileage is a lot better than reported especially on the manual transmission, and spare parts are fairly cheap as this generation of the Jetta is still in production in Mexico.

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Jason5959 writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GLS Review
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3

Pros

Good on gas, fun to drive, good looking car, lots of room

Cons

Electric everything, which posed a problem... stuff stopped working..

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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Gls — Performance - Pretty good performance, could have been a little better. Build Quality - I put this thing in 2 ditches and it still kept going... Tough little car! Appearance - I really liked the way it looked, kinda elegant looking. Cost of Ownership - good on gas, not too many maintenance costs... Fun factor- it was fun to drive.

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Richard writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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4

Pros

Long lasting, VW, Manual

Cons

Slow

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Volkswagen Jetta Gl 2.0 — Its a solid long lasting car. Unfortunately a little slow, they call it a 2 point slow for a reason. Pretty good on gas, could be a lot better. I got it from some ukie that called himself a dealer. People say that because its foreign its more expensive to fix but thats bull.

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