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Conrad writes:
1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL Sedan Review
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4

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Handles well in winter condition
Manual
28+ mpg
flashy (for our High School parking lot)
almost no ?curative? maintence so far performed - only preventative
Free!

Cons

Manual
12 years old
small

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Gonna Be My Baby! — Receving this car after I get my license - which is soon -, and I've already driven it a lot as well as done routine maintence on it. Solid design with only one problem since purchase in 2004 - an a/c fan quit working. Reliable 5-speed manual performance, nothing special but fun and easy to drive.

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Bob writes:
1996 Volkswagen Jetta Review
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5

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Nice looking car.  Excellent mileage with good performance.  Surprising amount of room in a small car.  Real nice package.

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Had some electrical bugs.  Mysterious crack in windshield

325

Silver Bullet - Nazi Scout Car — 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 (115MPH). I once drove from Needles to Newberry Springs in a little over 1 hour. I did the whole run without dropping below 100. However, that was when the car was about 4 months old and the suspension, etc. was still nice and tight. Purcahsed new out the door for about 15,000 and put about 145,000 miles on it. I sold it in 10 years on eBay for $1800. It had some minor problems, but the AIR was still good. Never had any major problems with the car. I recall the biggest expense I had was the ignition switch needed to be replaced - my daughter broke it during my attempts to teach her to drive a stick shift - she gave it up.

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Jason writes:
1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL Sedan Review
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4

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I love this car I paid 2,000 for it ...has power..straight body clean motor lots of trunk space love the white.

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Struts are bad coils too....seats absolutely suck ass

25

Love How It Looks Lots Of Mods Comming Getting New Suspension Coil Overs — I loved how clean n straight it is...the way Jetta looks motor is strong...suspension is bad with the seats...the stereo was gone put Alpine in with infinitys speakers sounds great...heater will make you sweat in winter time no joke...I love this car get the HID kits for these cars preferably 5k/8k

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Gordon writes:
1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GLX VR6 Sedan Review
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I liked the interior styling and tha exterior too,but the engine does it all for me.

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After a milage on the clock you experience a lot of noises coming under the hood and under the car itself.Door handles do not last that long,Speeo meter stops working.

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Generally Its A Good Car Just Minor Things Make It Seem Dodgy. — Perfomance is super if maintained wel.Braking is good bt not on a wet road.Handling is perfrct.Needed a lot of repairs.A lot of squeks and rattles after certain millage.Interior and exterior is very nice especially in the VR6 edition with leather seats.The car is generally fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matthew writes:
1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL Sedan Review
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This car was my baby and it was awsome cuz i took the time to make it awsome.

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The thing thats sucks about my car is that i dont have it anymore.

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2.slow — I loved this car. Had a blast working on it and driving it. They arent the fastest cars stock but after a few mods and tuning you can make them quick enough to enjoy. Parts are anywhere from cheap to alot but usually on the lower side.

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Bob writes:
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5

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Nice looking car.  Excellent mileage with good performance.  Surprising amount of room in a small car.  Real nice package.

Cons

Had some electrical bugs.  Mysterious crack in windshield

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Nimble, Quick, Cheap — 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 cool thing about this car was that it would run at its HP (115MPH). I once drove from Needles to Newberry Springs in a little over 1 hour. I did the whole run without dropping below 100. However, that was when the car was about 4 months old and the suspension, etc. was still nice and tight. Purcahsed new out the door for about $15,000 and put about 145,000 miles on it. I sold it 10 years later on eBay for $1800. It had some minor problems, but the AIR was still good. Never had any major problems with the car. I recall the biggest expense I had was the ignition switch needed to be replaced - my daughter broke it during my attempts to teach her to drive a stick shift - she gave it up.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Daniel writes:
1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL Sedan Review
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5

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Feel, drive

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Maintenance, lots of body roll during hard turns.

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Fun Car — This car wasn't the fastest in the world, nor the best handling, but it was still a joy to own and drive. Something about it got into me, and I had a hate-love relationship with it. The hate part of that relationship was the constant maintenance I performed on it. It constantly had something that needed to be fixed.

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Glenn writes:
1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL Sedan Review
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great on fuel!!!

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tranny sync for reverse is nosie

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Great On Fuel!!!! — not bad not bad at all i would buy another in a heart beat JUST because of how i can get 1000kmh on ONE tank common with gas at 1.25 a liter its a awsome time to own a diesel. but the car LOOKS UGLY!!! im not a fan on the body style AT ALL i wish they looked a little more like a chevette or something but all vw are fugly

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cris writes:
1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL Sedan Review
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Looks and to be part of a very small group of people that love VW's

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n/a

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In All This Isnt A Bad Car — It is a very interesting car and has a lot of potential to look nice along with be pretty quick but in order for that to happen you need to have some money because german parts arnt cheap. This car is hard to find with a vr6 engine but if you can grab it right away because otherwise your stuck with a 2.0 in which case you shouldnt even bother hooking up.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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96glxvr6 writes:
1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GLX VR6 Sedan Review
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4

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fun handles on a rail sounds amazing

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bit more pricey to maintain but well worth it

96glxvr6
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Sporty But Yet Refined Car — love this car the vr6 is one of the best sounding engines i have minimal mods giac chip, borla cat back nuspeed cold air intake and slamed on fk coilovers and this car pulls quite well for how much is done to it it handles on a rail bbs rc rims give the car that sporty euro look with out being ricey

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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