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Old 10-10-2003, 02:22 AM   #1
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Default What do you guys think of Jettas? Turbo or VR6?

I like them quite a bit myself... just wondering what you all thought. Interiors are super nice. Exterior looks alright and can be made to look very nice.

How is reliability? Which engine is best if one is interested in only basic mods (chip, intake)?

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Old 10-10-2003, 02:25 AM   #2
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Reliability is horrible. Hecho en Mexico.
They're 5 model years into the same design. Why not wait for a restyling.
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Old 10-10-2003, 02:33 AM   #3
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Yeah, I havent heard any good things on thier reliability.
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Old 10-10-2003, 02:39 AM   #4
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Well... it is the #1 gay car. So drive it proudly, I guess...
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Old 10-10-2003, 02:41 AM   #5
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Gay for men, not ranked for women.
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Old 10-10-2003, 02:47 AM   #6
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You go girl!!!
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Old 10-10-2003, 03:00 AM   #7
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Well, isn't trizzle a girl?
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Old 10-10-2003, 03:16 AM   #8
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How would I know?
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Old 10-10-2003, 03:39 AM   #9
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Reliability is horrible. Hecho en Mexico.
They're 5 model years into the same design. Why not wait for a restyling.
true reliability sucks - mostly b/c of bad parts ... the mexico plant is supposed to be first-rate ... not sure about the rattles (where they come from)

the design is old, handling weak-sauce (stock), but a redesigned model (MkV) won't hit US shores for like another 2 years it seems ... the MkV Golf only recently debuted in Europe (car shows only too I think??) ...

For basic mods the Turbo engine would be better / cheaper to mod. Of the turbo models, the GTI 337 or the 20th Anniversary Edition GTI would be better bets for better stock handling, much nicer wheels, and other exterior mods stock.

Stock, the VR6 is your bet. The 6-speed tranny on the GLI i hear is much improved over the much maligned 02J 5-speed.

www.vwvortex.com
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Old 10-10-2003, 03:56 AM   #10
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friend of mine's GF bought a V6, automatic jetta. The 3rd day she had it, the transmission went out.
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Old 10-10-2003, 04:07 AM   #11
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Well, isn't trizzle a girl?
Uh...no....

Dude! I got pics of my RV-4 in-build if you wanna see them.

But come on, a Jetta? Pfft! Can't get any gayer than that!

And being made in Mexico doesn't mean it's crap! It's the QC of the manufacturer!

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Old 10-10-2003, 04:09 AM   #12
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Hot chicks drive jettas. If you're not a hot chick, then don't buy one...its false advertisement.
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Old 10-10-2003, 08:35 AM   #13
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Umm, I work on VW's right now. In one word, NO.
Stay away, all fo the parts are sourced from Mexico, and they just dont stand up. Shifter feels like its not attached, auto trannies take forever to get in gear and are NON-SERVICABLE. No way to check fluid or anything. MAF's like to fail, windows fall down, Check engine lights galore. Skip it, wait for the new Legacy.
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Old 10-10-2003, 08:41 AM   #14
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And being made in Mexico doesn't mean it's crap!
do you have an example of a car made in mexico that has good reliability?
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Old 10-10-2003, 09:36 AM   #15
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If you absolutely must buy the very beautiful but extremely unreliable, lightning-fast depreciating, piece of garbage that will live in the service bay.......

then I suggest the 1.8T over the VR6. Apparently reliability, though still crappy, is better on the turbo 4 banger.

check out http://www.vwvortex.com forums.
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Old 10-10-2003, 10:28 AM   #16
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Well i dont know about reliablitly issues and all this other stuff but personaly i think the car is great espesialy the 99 and up models. My friend bought an 01 or 02 gti vr 6 and its pretty quick stock but itdoes burden a heavy load. But he rescently put a few mods on it like full sleeper exhaust w/out headers a cold air intake and chiped it and that thing is damn fast on the hwy. His next step is some internal work and turbo kit for the vr6 which supposedly pumps out around 400 hp d k the exact amount.
But i do have to say that the car looks awsome on the interior and the exterior looks nice but there is kits that make it look better also a few new things i saw around chicago is jetta front conversion on golfs and one of my other buddies did that on his 1.8 gti which also is pumping out a hella lot of power.

I think german cars are very well made the car is given a very nice interiot styling which i really prefer makes you feel like your in a mercedes or bwm, really...

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Old 10-10-2003, 10:34 AM   #17
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he has been driving a pink escort for the last 4 or 5 years, so a jetta would be a step down in gayness for him
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Old 10-10-2003, 10:52 AM   #18
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Well i dont know about reliablitly issues and all this other stuff but personaly i think the car is great espesialy the 99 and up models. My friend bought an 01 or 02 gti vr 6 and its pretty quick stock but itdoes burden a heavy load. But he rescently put a few mods on it like full sleeper exhaust w/out headers a cold air intake and chiped it and that thing is damn fast on the hwy. His next step is some internal work and turbo kit for the vr6 which supposedly pumps out around 400 hp d k the exact amount.
But i do have to say that the car looks awsome on the interior and the exterior looks nice but there is kits that make it look better also a few new things i saw around chicago is jetta front conversion on golfs and one of my other buddies did that on his 1.8 gti which also is pumping out a hella lot of power.

I think german cars are very well made the car is given a very nice interiot styling which i really prefer makes you feel like your in a mercedes or bwm, really...

-marcin
Looks do not mean a hill of beans when they are in the shop on a regular basis. I have heard of the EIP VR6 Turbo kit, but I personally dont think the transmission or engine internals are up to a ton of boost.

Also, look into some grammar.

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Old 10-10-2003, 11:13 AM   #19
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do you have an example of a car made in mexico that has good reliability?
Focus, Sentra, Dodge Ram

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Old 10-10-2003, 11:31 AM   #20
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Focus, Sentra, Dodge Ram

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heh.... still waiting.....
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Old 10-10-2003, 11:32 AM   #21
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Focus, Sentra, Dodge Ram

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the focus had a pretty spectacular introduction, TSB and recall wise, from what I remember. The launch was supposed to be a no brainer, since the car was stably produced elsewhere.

The sentra and ram could have excellent build quality, I don't know.
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Old 10-10-2003, 11:53 AM   #22
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did anyone see what was voted the #1 lesbian car???
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Old 10-10-2003, 12:03 PM   #23
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the focus had a pretty spectacular introduction, TSB and recall wise, from what I remember. The launch was supposed to be a no brainer, since the car was stably produced elsewhere.

The sentra and ram could have excellent build quality, I don't know.
Right, and again, the QC is the province of the maufacturer. If the parts aren't up the the manufacturer's standards, then what reason do they have to keep building it at that location? The quality is only as good as the manufacturer wants it to be. In the case of American cars, it's not very much. I just don't like it when people say that since it's from Mexico, it sucks.

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Old 10-10-2003, 12:13 PM   #24
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Hmm, I've heard a lot of people rant about them having poor reliability, but haven't heard of many real examples of that outside of message boards. The interiors are so nice, and in my opinion the exterior can looke extremely good if you do a few things to set your car apart from the masses.

FWD sucks though... no matter how much power they have, they aren't going anywhere fast in the oregon rain.
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Old 10-10-2003, 12:18 PM   #25
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ugh it's such a typical girly, trendy car. especially the silver ones. if you want to jump on the bandwagon and blend in with everyone else, i guess it's an ok car. it's just so BORING.
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