Very enjoyable driver
May 8, 2019
So, mine is actually a 1999.5 MkIV, same as 2000, but not same as 1999. Ive got the 2.0 AEG 5spd combination of Jetta GLS, and I've owned it since 2002, just hit 180,000 miles. I've had to service it, and replaced most of the front steering and suspension wear components, and did mild parts upgrades, and the car is really a lot of fun, even though it's under-powered. These cars don't take a lot to keep going, for years and years, if you have access to a reputable VW mechanic. Parts are cheap and services are easy. Worst thing I had was a heater core at 175,000mi, but it was a good opportunity to service everything in the dash, too... Cheap as heck to own and maintain.