1999 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

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    1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GLS Review
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    Great Car For The Money — acceleration is great, not the fastest car ive driven. but it sure is fun! Brakes are great, stops on a dime. handles great! i feel like i'm driving a racecar! Appearance isn't great but i do need a paintjob and other exterior things. interior is great! only about $30 to fill up and i can for for two weeks! all around a blast to drive! I recommend it to everyone!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun. Comfortable

    Cons: Expensive parts

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    1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GL Review
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    I Wouldn't Buy It From Me If I Were You. — This car sucked, but it was a great first car. It had lots of engine problems which was good for me because it taught me how to replace things like wind shield wiper motors and air conditioning units. It handled like a sick horse which made weaving through traffic incredible. The only thing I truley miss though is the perfectly worn leather steering wheel.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: If you crashed it into a wall you might survive to laugh about it.

    Cons: It had black leather interior and no air conditioning.

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    1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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    I Just Dropped It Like Its Hot — Its a black beauty thats rollin on 14" rims that came of a 1987 BMW 325is.one word for those... sexy!! i love the car it gets great gas mileage but it is a 2.Slow. enough said. German Engineering V Dub in the hizzy

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Pretty much everything

    Cons: Its slow

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    1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GL TDi Turbodiesel Review
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    The Ideal Student Car. — Classic Volkswagen everything. It has typical performance for a 90hp diesel. Build quality is very good (German Engineering). As far as appearance goes I'm a huge fan of German styling and the cost to maintain it is minimal. Is it fun to drive? It is a Volkswagen so... heck yes! German cars always handle better! I love it! I would definitely recommend this vehicle.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Very reliable, very good on gas, decently equipped for price.

    Cons: Not super fast.

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    1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Review
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    Well, I Did Buy It And Im Driving It Am I? — Handling is really nice with the suspension, it makes you feel like youre going 80 when your actually going 140. fairly cheap on gas, about 40$ a week depending on how much you drive. The engine is pretty well bullet proof. Dont purchase an older automatic, they tend to crap out somewhere between 230k and 300k, but if it laster past that, than its probably good to last you another 400k. they look nice if you keep it clean and maintained. Its a very fun car to drive, easy to handle and control, and fun to zip around corners. But take care of it! they are expensive to upkeep.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Its fun to zip around in.

    Cons: Electrical, electrical, electrical.

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    1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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    It's A Vw — It is slow, handles/brakes fine. Extreme BSR issues, interior sucks, looks cool, gets about 29mpg no matter what. It is fun to drive, but what stick isnt? Repairs are not as costly as one might think, that is all.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It's a VW

    Cons: It's a VW

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    1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GL TDi Turbodiesel Review
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    I Would Buy Another... — love the tdi, don't like the interior and exterior plastic. The front bumper keeps getting caught on things and getting pulled off. The glove comprtment has been replaced twice and is broken again. The fuel mileage is outstanding. 48mpg average.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: prius killer. the mileage is outstanding

    Cons: plastic

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    1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GLS Review
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    99 Vw Jetta Gls - Good Car Minus A Few Annoyances — Acceleration wasn't the best, often needed a lot of power to switch gears. Brakes were always kinda squeaky even after getting them replaced. Exterior paint was chipping in a couple spots. Interior paint on door handles was wearing off. Glovebox door was broken and center console cover broke. Factory alarm would activate 30 seconds after unlocking the car even if I was in it, unless I turned the car on or opened a passenger side door. Had to replace one of the power window motors. Hood latch broke and also had to be replaced. Mileage was pretty good but probably not what you'd expect from a Jetta. Otherwise it ran good, didn't need much done under the hood. Power moon/sunroof worked great and speakers sounded amazing. Black/tan interior, chrome shift panel and blue/red dashboard lights were awesome.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Lots of great interior features, good mileage and handling, few mechanical problems

    Cons: Poor construction on some non-mechanical parts, acceleration issues

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    1999 Volkswagen Jetta New GLS Review
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    Vw Jetta: The Love/hate Story — This was the first car that I have ever owned, bought for me by my parents. I knew then I wanted something that looked bold, stylish, and crafted with a touch of German. Not throwing out the idea of owing a Civic, but every kid my age had one. Little did I know, I ended up in the land of Vdub. What came along with owning a VW, was the sub- culture that came behind it. Through shockers, and love amongst Dubbers; it seemed almost as a cult. However, a cult with tastefully modded vehicles, unlike their counter part japanese street tuners. Stretch tires and RWD fitments on a FWD car with huge spacers became a fashionable thing to do amongst dubbers, completely senseless, but cool. At the time, these where in the discussion boards and a power struggle between VW and Honda fanboys were hitting the drag strips. I enjoyed the quarrels, and participated in many discussions. It became my passion, my pass time, my studies... From then I grew with real knowledge from mechanics and physics. What I had gained from this car, was once a great time in my life. From knowledge, wisdom, the right mods, the wrong mods, friends, and stories. This car was the love of my life! It was a Love/Hate story. Had I have know at the time of purchase I would have gone with a 1.8T 5- speed gear shifter, instead with no knowledge I opted for a 2.0L grand-ma/sissi boy gear changer aka automatic transmission. Performance wise, it was very weak. It was never built for performance actually . Yet it felt nice as it revved to 3k RPM before shifting gears. Higher gear ratio's made it very "torquey"! Suspension was solid and kept the car on the road very well. Compared to those japanese vehicles, it was smooth and not as bouncy. It felt solid, it felt German. Built quality seemed impeccable, especially the interior was very comfortable and un-boring as if nothing seemed cheap. Even though it really was! Broken glove box, plastic molding from the dash kept breaking off, and the lighting from the heater dial would never light up when you want it to and the heater never seem to kick in just right. Windows either fog up after awhile, then you would have to trickle with the dials to get it back on, it was a constant adjustment. Finally, you would always have a burnt stop light bulb or a burnt headlight that was nearly impossible to change behind the battery. To top things of the 2.0L burns oil faster than a Buggati Veyron hitting top speed with a full tank of gas! On a final note, it had a very poorly design by having its engine sit so low as for the oil pan to knock every bump on the road. I had gone through 4 oil pans within it's life span. In the end, I loved it! It was beautiful, was comfortable, and was fun to drive. Those were just minor details that some will cry over, but not I; a person who just absolutely enjoys driving. Whether it just be around the city that I've grown to love & call home.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great fun. Looks amazing inside and out.

    Cons: Poorly design engine sitting too low to the ground. Not enough power with the 2.slow.

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    1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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    Vw — Performance - acceleration: good braking: really bad handling :correct Appearanc - interior: pure swag exterior : not too badd rims: ordinary Vr6 engine is very sick to drive with good tires the front of the car have a nice attitude and the oem smoked tail light is fun too.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: amazing sound

    Cons: not the best handling

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    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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