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1999 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

1999 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 48 reviews

  • 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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PROS
"power" 20 reviews
"fuel economy" 19 reviews
"ride" 17 reviews
"handling" 12 reviews
"brakes" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 11 reviews
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"expensive part" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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Displaying 31 - 40 of 48 1999 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

Max writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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4

Pros

engine sound

Cons

front-wheel drive

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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,

25

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

25

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..

35

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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Eric writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GLS TDi Turbodiesel Review
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5

Pros

45 mpg

Cons

Haven't had any.

35

Vw Jetta Tdi — Great fuel ecomomy and just keeps going. Nothing stoping it. It costs about 60 bucks a month to drive. That is if I drive the full 700 miles that it can go on one tank. That's right 700 miles. 45 mpg!!!

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Ryan writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GL Review
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5

Pros

Looks sexy, good souning stereo, good gas mileage.

Cons

Sometimes it shifts kind of hard, but thats just this car.

35

"when You Got Into A Volkwagen, It Gets Into You." — Very reliable and an awesome cuisin' car. It's quick and is engineered very well. Excellent car.

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Peter writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GL Review
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3

Pros

Nice Radio. the monsoon system was decent... handled less than horrible. better than the focus at least.

Cons

Too many to list.

35

Could Have Been Worse, But Not By Much. — Engine in this car still works. however, it's gone through 2 Trannies, (not because of my driving I assure you) these things are just made shotty, the only decent part about the car is engine, everything else breaks. even my cupholder broke.

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Scott writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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1

Pros

NON

Cons

Electrical work

35

Worst Ever. . . — Hated this car. . .something was always wrong with it. . .only car I've had to have towed. . .

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tota3183 writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GL Review
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2

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I love the car!

Cons

Im dissapointed in the quality I recieved from such an exspensive vehicle.

tota3183
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I Am Writing Because Both My Windows In The Front Have Fallen Off Their Tracks. — One morning i went to go to the store rolled down my window and it fell all the way in the door. Same happend to the otherside a few months later. I have also problems with the entire side of the dricers door panel does not work! Not the gas pop, the trunk pop, or any of the door locks. I love this car and I payed a lot of money for it and it shouldent be falling apart.

Owner for 4 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Great Car For Most People By tdub_birytx

2011 Jetta does lots of things well. Good on fuel economy, looks great, handles better and has a surprisingly spacious interior. I am 6'2 and am comfortable driving the car. The trunk is also a lot bi... Read More

Awesome...love The New Design By Leonizmo

Great car, my wife love it. We take it out for road trip all the time. Great on gas mileage, the awesome thing is you only have to do maintenance once in 10k miles. Only the coat of it lol Read More

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Fun Little Car By Colin

This car honestly was great for the first 3 years now it seems its just been one problem after another. The interior is awesome and sturdy. Not much room in the back seat. Trunk is extremely spacio... Read More

Fun Car To Drive And Great Commuter By Coop181

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Simply Amazing! By VFernandes

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No Complaints, Could Ride Alille Better But Its A Small Car, Rides Better Than All The Rest I Dr By team48

love the power and mpg. ride could be a little better,but rides better than any other small car i have drove, and i road tested a bunch. hard to beat 38 miles to the gallon every time, city hiway,and ... Read More

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