Cars are an expense, not an investment.
If you want an investment, buy a VW aircooled Beetle 1975 was about when they stopped building them...so it is becoming a collector item. I had '73 Super Beetle with carburetor&4 speed manual transmission(mainly because VW autostick sucks wind) Learn to drive manual with a clutch, as it is the easiest car to learn in. Plan on ALWAYS being passed because you are a VW. That is the mindset of other drivers in other cars.
, Jetta has problems, but only the same as the previous Rabbit. I had Rabbit (which, once you figured out the electrical issues, was a pretty good ride. It lasted quite a long time too. I also had Jetta (which basically looks like a Rabbit) so longevity was also the same as was the electrical issues. So basically a just name change for the same car.
. Passat is the luxury form of the Jetta and that one you PASS. There seemed to be a lot of problems with it. People were selling soon after buying.(an observation).
. Cost on imported parts are no more than if the parts were made locally. Most parts are made in Mexico and Brazil (some in Germany but not necessarily)
. The story about the high cost of overseas shipping went out with the wooden sailing ships.So real old thinking.
Actually, hold off if you can....& see where this electric car fits into the puzzle.