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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
130,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta transmission problems

transmission problem

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 222010

Jetta 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles


what the HELL auto transmission no dam dip stick for the fluid dealer check ONLY after you dirve there then wait hours for the POS to clool down then can they start up to get the pice of sh*t! up to operating temp to find out if or not there is enufe fluid in the pile of sh*t! WORST PICE OF SH*T I HAVE FOUND IF IT DONT HAVE A TRANS DIP STICK I WILL NOT BUY IT ON ANY CAR .

who is the brain behind geting rid of the dip stick and for what dealers to make money you bring in your pile they check it you ge billed X amount every time nowing the 1st owner will do this but not the 2or more because of the age never have i seen a pice of sh*t like this if my wiff could drive a standerd transmission i would not be here bitching about there sh*t transmissions build them CHEEP sell them HIGH and SCREW THE LITTLE GUY! what a cosept VW what have you done? o did i for get how about the (dealer only fluid's ) all the fluids WTF is wrong here ?

- , None, WI, USA

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