1994 Volkswagen Jetta Overview


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Great Car. Fun To Drive. by David
 — This was my first brand new car, and my first of now four Volkswagens. I loved the design, fit and finish. A manual transmission in the Jetta made it fun to drive, but with a 1.8L 4, it just didn't ha... Read More
My First Family Car... by Colin
 — This trusty old Vento was with me for many years - I bought it when it was barely 3 years old, and drove it forever! It brought all three of my children home from the maternity ward over the years - I... Read More
Its A Beast by robertg
 — great car!!!!! 2.8l motor is ferocious and you can upgrade to 2.9l. i hear the gear box is a bit week though. im getting mine hopefully by next week. got 290000km on it unfortunately.factory could hav... Read More

1994 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

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1994 Volkswagen Jetta

The Volkswagen Jetta sedan was available in two new models for 1994. The Jetta GLS was equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generated 115 horsepower, while the Jetta GLX came with a more powerful 2.8-liter V6 engine that pumped out 172 horsepower. The standard Jetta GL was also available. All versions came with a five-speed manual transmission as standard equipment, while a four-speed automatic was available as an option.

Standard features for the Jetta GLS were beefed up a bit, when compared to previous versions of the Jetta, and included power brakes, power steering, power windows, power door locks, air conditioning, cruise control, and an anti-theft alarm system. The GLX added a leather-trimmed steering wheel, a rear spoiler, alloy wheels, and anti-lock brakes. Dual airbags were standard across the line.

Overall, drivers' impressions of the 1994 Volkswagen Jetta were positive, with its handling, fuel efficiency, roominess, and reliability cited as positive points. A number of drivers also pointed out that the Jetta was a fun car to drive. However, some drivers reported quality-control issues with the car, and noted that repairs could be expensive.


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94 Jetta Gl 2.l

just bought. Gave tune up. Runs GREAT!! However, very, very hard to start cold. Can push start easily. Cold start sensor may be issue from my research. Where is sensor? and do you concur?

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I Have A 1994 Volkswagen Jetta Manual. The Clutch Is Not Out But Most Of Th...

What I mean by it will half work is that the car will go into gear but the clutch wont fully engage and the rpms will go real high and the car will only move slow and then sometimes it will work jus...

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My Jetta Has Had Major Loss In Power For Past 2 Years??

94 Jetta 3 clx carb - I changed the following:- New coil & module New Distributor New Carb New fuel pump New Alarm (took out old 1 even) Did services 3 times since New Battery Im so fedup and do no...

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