1991 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings
1991 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
Reliable, good on gas, safe, great e break slides on ice, easy to fix yourself.
Ugly, gutless, head gasket.
It Keeps Going And Going — this this ran so hurt for so long, burned mad oil but was still good on gas. It got me through a tough financial time without craping out on me. It made lots of weird noises and vibrated down the highway and in idle. I finally killed the poor car when I took it for a 3 hour drive down the highway. If I never did that it would have lasted a lot longer.
1991 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
Nice interior materials, good looking, strangely pleasing engine idle, quirky musical reminder chime, decent handling. Much more interesting than other cars in its class and price range.
Poor reliability, poorly assembled.
Not A Bad Looking Car, But Junk, Junk, Junk! — Okay, I can't be TOO critical here because it was my wife's first new car. Just out of graduate school, she bought a silver Jetta sedan for the same money as would have bought her a boring Escort/Tracer/Protege. It had nice European "flavor", pretty good handling, that wonderful VW lumpy idle that many of you may remember from the 1.8 litre four, and the quirky musical reminder chime. But by 15,000 miles there were strange clinks and jingles emanating from under the car when we hit bumps, you couldn't always get the car into first gear when attempting to depart from a stop, and the paint had worn off the leading edges of the poorly-aligned rear passenger doors from road grit coming off the tires. I swore I'd never buy another VW, and here I am driving another VW (a 2005 Jetta TDI wagon). This time I mean it. Once other automakers, especially Honda, start making diesel-powered cars available in the U.S., there'll be no reason to ever buy a VW.
Reviews From Other Years
Compact, Convenient And Comfortable
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Excellent! I Would Purchase This Vehicle Again.
Fuel economy is awesome! Up front comfort is lacking. Lots of leg room for all passengers, especially in the rear. The car looks great, aggressive styling gives it a sporty look. DIY's will apprec... Read More
Fun Car To Drive And Great Commuter
Overall a great car - very fun, good fuel economy, sporty yet sophisticated. Has similar feel of luxury higher end 3 series BMW or c-class Benz without the added cost and gets better fuel economy. L... Read More
Been Great Reliable Car
This is an excellent commuter car that gets 45 + mpg, comfortable, performs very well in the rain and snow. When it's cold, the heated seats warm up quickly as does the motor. Recommend as a first ca... Read More
A Great Compromise Of Fun And Practical
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Great Gas Saver!
handles well, is well made, absolutely no problems so far. Considered a Prius, but this is much more fun to drive. We have driven this Jetta from FL. to NM twice, and found it to be very comfortable.... Read More
Great Commuter Car. Would Buy One Again.
I love the car. The only part that I was not a fan of was the special oil filter wrench. I am a do-it-yourselfer and I attempted to change the oil twice without the wrench resulting in a big fail. I h... Read More
this is a great car for first car buyers, family owners, sleeper car owners, pretty much anyone who wants to have a sweet car. I love everything about this car and it has had no real problems. I highl... Read More
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