1999 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

1999 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

  • Rank your car

Average Ratings from 50 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

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

PROS
"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

User Reviews

Displaying 31 - 40 of 50 1999 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GLS TDi Turbodiesel Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

Love that diesel sound:)

Cons

almost too many bells and whistles (more stuff to potentially go wrong, i.e. my sunroff has occasionally opened itself)

35

Last Car I'll Ever Own (pending Availibility Of Diesel Fuel In 2050) — Always wanted a diesel car. Glad I got one. Gets 50mpg on the highway and no less than 43 no matter how hard I run it on local runs. Will run 75mph at barely over 2500rpms. Car has 240k and, while some extras no longer work (heated seats, etc.), it doesn't appear that it will ever wear out. Biggest drawback is that is nearly impossible for a non-VW mechanic to work on as the motor is absolutely shoehorned into the engine compartment, and everything on the car is controlled by seemingly 10 different electric gizmos. Also requires about the most expensive 65 series tires money can buy. Bottom line, it does use some expensive parts, but they last forever, and I can't complain.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Jetta
Looking for a Used Jetta in your area?
CarGurus has 33,817 nationwide Jetta listings starting at $800.
ZIP:
writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

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!

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

Gas-mileage, handling, braking

Cons

not very stylish, built more for purpose

45

Pack-leader — My car is a beast. It's a "wolfsburg" edition.... I like to call it the pack-leader, because it seems to feed monthly.The build is very tough and can withstand a great deal of beating. I love driving it though; the handling is great. It packs a lot of punch for just a four cylinder. The gas mileage is awesome. It gets about 28-30 miles to the gallon (highway). It's not high maintenance, just the usual stuff. The interior is very roomy for such a compact car.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GLS VR6 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

Great Performance- Lots of Potential

Cons

Bad on Gas

45

99 Vr6 Jetta — I like the amount of torque that comes with it. You can customize these cars in so many different ways to fit your profile. There is a great official manual that the experts use to work on this car. It makes it very easy to break down your car and make the customizations yourself. I think with just some basic customizations you can make this car turn into a very sporty, fast sedan. German engineers really know what they are doing. I have 101,000 miles on my car and it actually runs better now than the day to bought it off the lot. Like I said with a few modifications to you can turn this "adorable" car into a little monster!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GLS Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

Great fuel economy, well built, and not bad looking when its cleaned up.

Cons

Hugely underpowered. Back seat is a little cramped. AEG engine is rubbish.

45

Love And Hate. — Before buying my car I should have researched more about it. It is a great car for fuel economy, but the motor is one of the lemons of that year/model. The person that owned it before I did must have not taken care of the car for the simple fact that a lot was broken before I owned it. With the styling, what more do I need to say? Its a Jetta. As far as performance goes, you would need to spend a couple thousand dollars just to get it to the level of a good sports car. Handling and braking are decent for the price and what the car is. I can fit five people in the car fairly comfortably but long journeys may get cramped in the back seat. I love my car just for the fac tof everything that i've been through with it, but if I had my choice I would have chosen something with more power in the end.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GLS VR6 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

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.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GLS Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

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.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

Long lasting, VW, Manual

Cons

Slow

25

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.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GLS TDi Turbodiesel Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

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!!!

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GLS VR6 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

The Jetta is a decent car. It has really good handling in my opinion. The VR6 version has quick acceleration when you need it. Even the VR6 Model get pretty good gas mileage.

Cons

Expect high repair costs when you need to service this car. VW and Audi vehicles aren't cheap to fix. The newer models aren't easy to work on. Manufacture suggests that 91 or above (high test) for fuel. My car does not like 87 octane.

45

The Jetta Vr6 — I've had my VW Jetta VR6 for quite some time. I have mixed feelings about the vehicle. The car has been fairly good to me getting me from point a to point b. Unfortunately- having this car you have to have heavy repair costs then you need to fix it. Parts aren't cheap and certainly the body shop charges and arm and leg for repairs, so be prepared. If you are a do it yourself person, the VR6 its a bit tougher to work on. There's not much room in the engine bay to work it. And getting to certain things may be a pain in the ass. The VR6 is pretty quick in acceleration, and response time is almost instant. None of the sluggish non-sense. In fact, probably one of the most responsive V6 engines I've driven. So you shouldn't have a hard time evading police (just kidding), getting on the high way or passing someone when you need to. In my opinion this car has awesome handling. The VR6 actually does get pretty gas mileage- the first long trip I took was from CT to TN. High way I averaged about 34.2 miles/gal using 93 octane. Overall- this car is a good car to own. I'd only recommend it to a friend if they have the cash to keep up with repair costs when the come along the way.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 31 - 40 of 50 1999 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

Rank your car

Reviews From Other Years

2014 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Excellent By Mannyhutch

Great daily driver, very good on gas, reliable, comfortable, this is a car that any person that has a long daily commute will enjoy, best part is going to the gas pump and not spending too much to fil... Read More

Great Daily Driver For The People Who Enjoy Driving By dustan

Overall a great car, I enjoy every drive. The car is comfortable and efficient all while being completely sexy. The car can get out of its own way well and it a blast to drive at highway speeds. The a... Read More

Read all 2014 Volkswagen Jetta reviews

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Love Our Jetta By chuckcars

This is our go to town car. Had it 2 years. Changes the oil, free at dealer, and no trouoble. except for inability to change the clock time this year. Now for a trip to the dealer since it is still in... Read More

Very Happy With Car By Jcar

Super pleased with economy - I drive mostly highway, mostly 75-80 mph and average over 40 mpg. This is reason I bought the car - as I drive 120 miles to/from work. Great stereo, nice comfort, ve... Read More

Read all 7 2013 Volkswagen Jetta reviews

2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

2012 Vw Jetta By Will

Amazing car! Fun to drive around for daily commutes and even better for long road trips with good friends. I have driven this car through the best and worst weather conditions and it has kept powering... Read More

Decent Car For A Decent Price By lemoffett

I loved that this car was under $20k brand new. I also liked that it came with black interior for a white car. The best thing about this car was that all windows rolled up/down with one click. I went ... Read More

Read all 11 2012 Volkswagen Jetta reviews

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

Read all 15 2011 Volkswagen Jetta reviews

2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Great Student Car By Ginese1

This car was the perfect pick for my daughter, she learned to drive with my Volvo SUV, then my Passat. These were a little big for her and harder to navigate parking situations. I surprised her with... Read More

Great Value By Jonesb930

Overall I am happy that I purchased this car. I am at 100K and ready to trade it in but have been hesitating since it was such a great car overall. I have driven a newer model Passat during the last s... Read More

Read all 30 2010 Volkswagen Jetta reviews

People researching a 1999 Volkswagen Jetta contacted a dealer about

Picture of 1999 Volkswagen Jetta, exterior
Volkswagen Jetta
20% of the time
Honda Civic
9% of the time
Honda Accord
8% of the time
Hyundai Elantra
6% of the time
Jetta
Looking for a Used Jetta in your area?
CarGurus has 33,817 nationwide Jetta listings starting at $800.
ZIP: