Gear Jerking on 1999 Volkswagen Jetta

Hello. I recently purchased a 99 Jetta (automatic). My car was totaled and needed dependable transportation...anyhow, I had to replace lower ball joints, ac compressor, and rotors. I noticed another problem/concern the other day: My gears sometimes don't shift right away. What could this be? It sort of jerks between P and D and D to R.

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These automatic transmissions are known to be problematic, unfortunately.

You may be in for another expensive repair.