1997 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

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GLS
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GLX VR6
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4.45 stars

Based on 51 reviews

Absolutely Fantastic Car. by Michael
 — Absolutely fantastic car. I bought this car for 3 reasons; replace the Bonneville, getting used to driving a manual on a day to day basis, and it was dirt cheap, costing me about 50% of market value. ... Read More
The Little Jetta That Could by Ryan
 — My precious Jetta. My sister bought this many many years ago. I have always loved this car and it has NEVER let us down. Every other MKIII Jetta or Golfs are nightmares. This is a diamond in the rough... Read More
Amazing I Would Buy Again If Were To Do This Again by xxth3futurexx
 — I loved the look of the car when i first bought it. It had such an aggressive look to it. The seats are not comfortable when it comes to driving long trips.I just recently brought the car. The previou... Read More

1997 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen made a few adjustments to its Jetta lineup for 1997. Gone was the Wolfsburg Edition, while new to the lineup was the Jetta Jazz, which was geared toward music enthusiasts and equipped with special upholstery and an upgraded sound system with a CD changer. Similarly, the Jetta Trek was aimed at biking enthusiasts, and came with a roof-mounted bike rack, special cloth seats and instrument gauges, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and foglights. A sporty Jetta GT was also added.

Still in the lineup were the stalwarts of the Jetta lineup, including the Jetta GL and the Jetta GLS, both powered by a 115-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine linked to a five-speed manual transmission, which was standard. The entry-level GL package came with bucket seats, dual airbags, power brakes, power steering, power door locks, tilt steering, and an anti-theft alarm system, while the GLS added cruise control, power heated mirrors, air conditioning, and power windows.

Also available were the Jetta TDI turbodiesel and the Jetta GLX, which was equipped with a 172-horsepower, 2.8-liter V6 engine and came with a full range of standard features, including a sunroof and anti-lock brakes. Leather seats were optional.

Drivers had mixed opinions of the 1997 Jetta. Some offered high praise for the car, citing its roominess, reliability, handling, and performance as positive points. Others were less than enthusiastic about their cars, noting a lack of quality and the need for numerous repairs.

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Alarm Bypass Anti Theft Bypass Car Wont Start.

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What Are The Exhaust Pipe Dimensions On A 1997 Volkswagon Jetta Gl

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Where Can I Find Eletrical Diagrams For A 1997 Vw Jetta Cruse Control?

the system blows the fuse. with or without the control unit plugged in.

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Where Can I Find A Relay Diagram For My 97 Jetta

my brother removed all the relays from my car and now wont start so i need to know which ones go where so i can get it working again

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My Door Wont Latch On The Part So It Keeps The Door Closed An The Other Day...

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