Boy I haven't been on here in a while. Anywho, I am looking at getting a
new car. I have been looking at Toyota's and Honda's for a while
considering that these cars run forever which is what i need (Fuel Economy
and Longevity). I have been looking for a while now and it just seems like
the resale value is so insanely high that I can't pick a nice one up for
under $5,000. So this has geared me towards possibly purchasing a 1999
Volkswagen Jetta. Here is the ad of the car I am looking at purchasing,
I am hoping some of you long time VW owners or people that just know a lot about them can tell me if they will run till 300,000 miles or not considering this car has to last me till im out of college which is another 4-5 years and I drive a lot.
Hope some people respond with some info! Thanks guys!
Love the cars, dont trust the build quality.
You can't count on any car to last 300,000 miles.
In general I see VW in the middle of the reliability standings. Yes, Honda and Toyota are generally ranked high, but as you've seen their price kind of defeats the purpose of getting a car that rarely needs service.
You won't find any magic car that lasts a billion miles and is cheap to buy used. People buy used to save money, which means they're doing their research, which means cars that tend to last a long time will be easily spotted as the price for a used model will be high because of all the people who want a reliable used car. Basically what I'm saying is that you can get a 2000 Chevy or a 1995 Honda for the same price, and they will probably both overall last the same amount of time. Find a car you like, maybe call up a VW repair shop and ask them about the model in general.
My oldest daughter has a 2002 Jetta - It is as good as most anything elst out there on the market. Parts are not cheap.