My Jetta James. That is her name.
My 2002 Volkswagen Jetta is a very mechanically sound car. I have been rear ended twice now by another vehicle hard enough to knock the entire bumper assembly completely off but both times the car has not had a single problem manifest itself mechanically. I have owned and driven this car ten years average miles. Keeping the oil changed and good tires with proper rotation and inflation have made a great difference in it is performance. This has been a major factor in the gas mileage it gets too. The same at average of 25-30 consistently with a 2. 0 liter 4 cylinder engine. The ride is smooth. My only problem has been the sun/moonroof seal leaking a little here and there. The automatic transmission shifts smooth and effortlessly. It uses no water and that was a concern of mine initially should that system have problems because the water pump is internal and repairs somewhat costly. Overall I love my Jetta even when I had no rear bumper twice for a short time. Great, sturdy and dependable.