1991 Volkswagen Jetta Overview


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Economical by bob2911
 — Hello. The car has 306,000 mi. Eng. & trans. factory org. Use prem. fuel + syn. oil beginning 1,500 mi. mark. FEATURES: Strong pressure out of e-pipe. No kidding. Standard e-system of the car works pe... Read More
Nice Car Survivour by Valley
 — I love this car we have been useing this car for nearlt ten years, very nice car nice spider injectour and huge space in caben, very fun to drive.i had drifted in this car and still very cool riding w... Read More
Jettas Are Fantastic Cars. by Jenna
 — Great 1st car. Lasted me almost 5 years. Bought it from a guy who didn't know anything about cars. He almost destroyed it, but my dad's a mechanic. It was a great car. Read More

1991 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

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1991 Volkswagen Jetta

Available in both two-door coupe and four-door sedan versions, the 1991 Volkswagen Jetta was equipped with a variety of powerplants. Probably one of the most popular was the Jetta GL diesel, which received a boost in power for 1991, to 100 hp. Also available was the Jetta Carat, which came with a 100-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder gas engine, and the higher-end GLI, which was equipped with a more powerful 134-horsepower, 2.0-liter gas engine. All versions came with a standard five-speed manual transmission, while a three-speed automatic was optional for the Carat and the GL.

Standard features for the Carat and the GL included bucket seats, power brakes, power steering, a tilt steering wheel, and a rear window defroster, while the GLI added power door locks, Recaro seats, and alloy wheels.

While drivers noted that the Volkswagen Jetta was easy to maintain and fun to drive, they also pointed out that the interior could be noisy and that the cars were prone to mechanical problems.


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91 Jetta 1.8 Motor . Oil Press. Light Comes On Around The 1800-2000 Rpm

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My son's 91 Wolfsbrug edition manual transmission Jetta won't shift gears. The fluid receptacle near the back ( I think for brake fluid) is full. There is a little receptacle right next to the batte...

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