The 4th generation of the Jetta has a cumulative PainRank™ of 18.57. That can be compared against other Volkswagen generations. Shopping for a Volkswagen? You should avoid this generation like the plague that it is.
Owners of the 2000–2005 Jetta model years have sent in 330 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (29%) followed by the interior (13%) and the windows (10%).