1996 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

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4 Dr City Sedan
4 Dr GL Sedan
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4 Dr GLS Sedan
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4 Dr GLX VR6 Sedan
4 Dr TDi Turbodiesel Sedan
4 Dr Trek Limited Edition Sedan
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4 Dr Wolfsburg Sedan
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Nimble, Quick, Cheap by Bob
 — Silver Bullet - Nazi Scout Car. This was my last VW AND my last manual trans. Bottom of the line GL - the only option on the car was AIR. This had the 115HP 2L 4 banger with a 5 spd manual. The co... Read More
Silver Bullet - Nazi Scout Car by Bob
 — This was my last VW. Bottom of the line GL - the only option on the car was AIR. This had the 115HP 2L 4 banger with a 5 spd manual. The cool thing about this care was that it would run at its HP (... Read More
Hottest Veedub Guaranteed by Prashalin
 — the car is, was and always willl be an icon due to stunning looks and amazing perfomance. . .if you want one then you better be able to fork out the money because not only is a VR6 in good condition r... Read More

1996 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta

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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Theres A Rattle In My Voltswagen Jetta Trek 96 Engine What Could It Be?

there is a rattle in my engine and im not sure what it is but was wondering if anyone could help me

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96 Jetta Window Diagrams

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Vw Jetta Only Works On High Idle

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Is It Save To Drive

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I Own A 96 Vw Jetta I Lost My Key And Beat The Ignition Out Than Realized I...

also I wanted to know what I can do for my check engine light when I plug in computer reader only thing that pops up is system to rich. is it due to me having switched transmissions? a senser, or...

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