1999 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

1999 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 49 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: 4.1 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

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PROS
"power" 20 reviews
"fuel economy" 19 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 49 1999 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

Griffin writes:
1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GL Review
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5

Pros

Build quality, handling, ride quality, economy

Cons

perfomance, gearbox

75

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

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.

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"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

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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

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

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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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

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

Great Economy Car By Jason

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