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2000 Volkswagen Jetta - The reliable-but-slow Volkswagen Jetta

Dan
Rockford, Illinois
Overall
4.0
Value
5.0
Performance
2.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
5.0
This car is a joy to own. The upkeep is minimal (it has only required preventative maintenance), the build quality is excellent with the exception of a few plastic bits, and the gas mileage is excellent. I have the 5-speed manual transmission with the 2.(Sl)0(w) liter engine. The engine is known for "drinking" some oil, and I have to top it off with a small amount of oil every few weeks between oil changes.
Story
During a snowstorm I drove around looking for people to hook a rope up to pull out of ditches. Even though it is front-wheel-drive, the Nokian tires help a lot in wet and deep snow.
Pros
This car gets excellent gas mileage and has been extremely reliable, as well as well-equipped. The speakers are nice, the rear seats folding down has been helpful, the gas mileage is superb, and the maintenance costs are very small. Besides having the timing belt done at 85k miles (preventative maintenance), I have done nothing other than change the oil since I've owned it. And the engine noise is minimal, even when at red-line: though this may be due to the weak engine and not to the build quality.
Cons
The main issue I have with this vehicle is that it is almost painfully slow. It has decent torque around 1300-2000 rpm, but if you put your foot down under that it bogs down. On top of this it is rusting around the fenders, which I believe is a known issue on these vehicles.

2000 Volkswagen Jetta - Blessed car

mw
40865, Kentucky
Overall
4.0
Value
5.0
Performance
5.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
5.0
I first want to say I am happy with this car. I believe it was a great purchase for me and my family. It has always been dependable. It has never let me or my family down. It has always given me great gas mileage and is cheap to run and operate. This amazing car has never broken down on me. It has a nice and shiny paint finish on it that has never gotten any rusty places on it at all. It hardly uses any oil at all. This car is the best vehicle I have ever owned. It looks small but is actually very roomy inside. I have had great storage area in the trunk. The break system in this car is remarkable. This vehicle will absolutely stop on a dime. The heating and air conditioning system are about the best I have ever seen. Wonderfully toasty in the winter time, and cool and frosty in the sum... (more)
Story
My husband and I just became parents of a 9 pound baby boy. One night, our baby was crying for hours and would not stop. We then had an idea to just put him in the car and drive around with him to see if this would help. Well, it did help and there we were driving around for hours in our neighborhood with our baby sleeping very soundly in the back seat. The motor is very quiet in this car so h... (more)
Pros
It has great gas mileage. It is very dependable. It is very roomy. It has great air conditioning. It has great heat. It is very easy to park. The finish is luxuriously and gleaming. It handles better than any car I have ever had. It has a great brake system and will stop on a dime. It is a very dependable car.
Cons
The only thing I can think of that would be considered a con would be that it cannot hold a very large family.