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Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 34 reviews
1996 Volkswagen Jetta Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 34 reviews
The Volkswagen Jetta offered something for just about everyone in 1996. Looking for an entry-level vehicle that offered dependable transportation, a stylish design, a roomy interior for a family, and good gas mileage? You could opt for the Jetta GL, with a 115-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and such features as bucket seats, power brakes, power door locks, a five-speed manual transmission, and an anti-theft alarm system.
Looking for a few more features? The Jetta Wolfsburg Edition offered a rear spoiler and a power moonroof, while the Jetta GLS offered air conditioning and power windows as standard features.
Need more power? The Jetta GLX was equipped with a 172-horsepower, 2.8-liter V6 that provided ample power for this four-door sedan. The GLX also came with a full package of standard equipment, including a sunroof, air conditioning, power windows, anti-lock brakes, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, cruise control, and power heated mirrors.
In all, seven different trim packages of the Jetta were available, including the Trek, City, and TDI turbodiesel sedans. Volkswagen couldn't be accused of offering limited choices for '96.
As far as drivers were concerned, their opinions of the Jetta were nearly as extensive and varied as the model offerings themselves. Many drivers applauded the Jetta for its design, engineering, roominess, handling, and reliability, but others complained of numerous problems with the car, and noted that repairs could be expensive.
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Volkswagen Jetta Questions
What Does It Means When The Engine Light Stays On
when i start the car the engine light comes on and it wont go off
The Ac Drips Water Inside The Car What Can I Do To Fix It
the ac drips on the passenger side of the car what can i do to fix it
I Am Having Problems With My 1996 Vw Jetta
i have a 1996 vw jetta and the engine light stays on and the ac drips water inside on the passenger side of the car what can i do to fix these problems
What Is The Complete Process To Unlock My Radio In My 1996 Volkswagen Jetta...
My radio does not have a very readable screen. Thus why i have asked for the complete process. Thank you
My Jetta 1996, Windows Fog Up, Antifreeze Gets Low, Is The Heater Gone ?
Windows fog up, and antifreeze getting low. How do I get to the heater core to replace it ?