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1990 Volkswagen Jetta Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1990 Volkswagen Jetta

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1990 Volkswagen Jetta is between $471 and $576 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Repair Cost Index Score
33
1990 Volkswagen Jetta
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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- average of all models
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$523
Annual Repair Cost
on average
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Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the  valve cover gasket is also common.
Heater core leaks are common in this model, more so if the wrong anti-freeze/coolant is used in the cooling system.
When I ordered the valves the exhaust stems where longer then the stoke ones. Is this wrong or is...
(I know I put 1990, but it IS a 1985. It would not let me go past 1990.) When the car is cold, it...
I have replaced all temp pickups and fan switch, thermostat (drilled 3mm holes X2), have replaced...
CERTAIN HYDRAULIC BRAKE HOSES, P/N 171.611.107B, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR 1975-1985 VOLK...
AN ENGINE PREHEATING TUBE MAY NOT BE PROPERLY SUPPORTED DUE TO A MISSING SUPPORT BRACKET, CAUSING...
THE END CAP CONNECTING THE HEAT EXCHANGER'S CORE TO THE ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM COULD RUPTURE AND A...
Overall (2 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
May 25, 2010
1990 Volkswagen Jetta
I bought this car for 500 dollars. since then i have put in low compression pistons and added a turbo kit. interior is in mint condition. 2 1000 watt 10" pioneer subwoofers, 1000 watt sony xplod...
October 03, 2008
1990 Volkswagen Jetta
This has a pretty good bread and butter sort of car.Not exciting at all , but it runs and runs.Fairly comfortable , not a great performer , but easy enough to keep up.The interior shows its age , I...