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
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
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 — 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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Jetta Turns Over But Wont Start

I have a 96 Jetta. It turns over but wont start. I changed alternator and stater. Don't know what is wrong with it i thought my alarm systems kill switch had something to do to it but i found out my...

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1996 Jetta Gl Cable Clutch

I put a new clutch in my jetta, it worked fine for a while then all of a sudden it wont shift, the cable is new, the clutch fly wheel and throw out bearing is all new, push clutch in all the mechani...

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How Do I Replace The Radiator Fan Belt In My 1996 Vw Jetta

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I Currently Own A 1996 Vw Jetta And I'm Leaking Coolant On The Passenger Si...

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1996 Vw Jetta 2.0 Engine Compatibility

I have a 96 vw jetta. I need to replace the engine. There are options to choose from. Vin. Trough 107409 and from 107410 cal., canada emission. Will an engine from vin 107410 (97,98,)fit or work w...

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