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Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 33 reviews
1996 Volkswagen Jetta Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 33 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
Sourcing For A New Sub Engine
Can anyone advice me on what newer engines I can drop in my 96 Jetta GLS especially newer diesel engines ..if possible pls... as I would like to save on my gas ....Thanks
Turn Signal Problem
My 96 vw jetta alarm all of a sudden went off out of nowhere one day shutting down the ignition. Both my front door locks are no longer active, which means that no arming of the alarm was possible. I ...
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Who Do You Find A Fuse With Out A Cover
i looking for the fuse to the fan on a 1996 jetta
Catalytic Converter Replacement '96 Jetta
I have a '96 Jetta that failed the emissions test because of a bad Catalytic converter. I am a poor highschool student and I would like to do the work myself to replace it if I can. Can I clamp it i...