really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #2

Aug 132002


  • miles
My car window failed only 3 days after I bought it. I was told by the dealers and a representative from the Volkswagen corporate offices that the reason they can't get it fixed in a reasonable amount of time is it is on back order from the factory because the driver's side or passenger's side window clips break in over 50% of new Volkswagen Gtis and golfs within the first year.

- Prince George, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 122002


  • miles
Seems like everyone that owns a mk iv jetta or golf has a window clip failure in this car, dropping the window into the door!

- Camarillo, CA, USA