2000 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

2000 Jetta New Car Test Drive

Introduction

Excellent handling, quality craftsmanship and attention to detail are the hallmarks of the Volkswagen Jetta. Slip the VR6 six-cylinder engine into the mix and the Jetta becomes a quick and agile sports sedan. Completely redesigned and re-engineered last year, the Jetta is thoroughly up to date. 

Lineup

Three trim levels are available, GL, GLS and GLX. Retail prices: GL ($16,700); GL TDI ($17,995); GLS ($17,650); GLS TDI ($18,700); GLS VR6 ($19,950); GLX ($24,170). 

GL and GLS are available with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine or Volkswagen's excellent 1.9-liter TDI diesel. The GLX comes with Volkswagen's remarkable VR6 narrow-angle V6, which is also available for the GLS. 

Five-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions are available. The optional 4-speed automatic transmission is $875 ($1,185 on TDI diesel models). 

The GLS offers an optional Partial Leather Package that adds leather seating surfaces, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and hand-brake lever, heated windshield nozzles and heated seats for $850. 

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