2000 Volkswagen Jetta Overview


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2000 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

A new engine option was among the upgrades made to the Volkswagen Jetta for the 2000 model year. The 1.8T, which was available as an add-on to the four-door Jetta GLS trim package, was a turbocharged 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder powerplant that generated 150 horsepower. It joined three other engine options offered for the Jetta in 2000 -- a base 115-horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gas engine; a 90-horsepower 1.9-liter diesel engine with the TDI (turbo direct injection) feature; and a 174-horsepower, 2.8-liter V6 for drivers who wanted a bit more power under the pedal.

In addition to the GLS with the 1.8T engine, trim packages included the four-door GL (gas engine) and GL TDI (diesel engine), the four-door GLS with the base 2.0-liter gas engine, the GLS TDI (diesel engine), and two packages with the V6, the GLS and the GLX. All Jetta trim packages for 2000 came with a five-speed manual transmission as standard equipment. A four-speed automatic was available as an option.

Standard equipment for the GL and GL TDI included air conditioning, anti-lock brakes, power door locks, dual airbags, tilt steering, and an AM/FM/cassette audio system. The GLS packages added cruise control (also standard on the GL TDI) and power windows, while the GLX V6 added leather seats and a sunroof.

Drivers gave positive marks to the Jetta's handling, acceleration, value, safety features, braking, and reliability, though some noted that the car's fuel economy wasn't as good as its competitors'. Some drivers noted problems with the car's "fit and finish," such as its exterior trim and interior plastic parts. Cup holders were noted by several drivers as being less than durable.


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    Car Won't Start

    I recently replaced the camshaft position sensor in 2000 jetta, and now it won't start. When it's hooked up to machine it shows no codes.

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    I had my jetta going on 7 months now never had a problem with it till recently ... when i first start her up n drive her the cars fine after a few minutes the check engine light comes on after a compl...

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    2000 Jetta Wont Start After Replacing Tentioner Pully

    Car shut down at stoplight. Tentioner pully went bad. Replaced tentioner pully now car wont start. Will click but won't turn over. Battery good. Fuses good.

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    Not Starting

    I have a 2000 jetta that I have replaced the fuel filter sensory (409) and was told fuel filter is turning on. Still won't start what next

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    My windows roll up and down when I put the key in the door lock and turn it to the right all the windows go down turn it to the left and all the windows go up can u tell me why that is

    8 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)