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1996 Volkswagen JettaReview
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Dependable! — Great little car! Fun to drive with good power and decent handling in the corners. My Jetta had an automatic transmission which is a nice option if you're not into the manual shift. The automatic lacked a little in the acceleration, but still fun to drive. Interior was average and the heater/stereo controls were basic along with the sound system. Braking was adequate. This vehicle was very dependable for the time I owned it. Very little maintenance other than routine oil changes, etc.. Nice cargo room in the trunk for the size of the car. Overall very nice little car that is dependable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Nice styling. Excellent fuel economy. Decent Handling.

Cons: Very little leg room in the back seat. Not very good in the snow.

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL SedanReview
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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

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

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

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GLX VR6 SedanReview
Gordon writes:
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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

Pros: I liked the interior styling and tha exterior too,but the engine does it all for me.

Cons: 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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1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL SedanReview
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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.

Pros: This car was my baby and it was awsome cuz i took the time to make it awsome.

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

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL SedanReview
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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

Pros: great on fuel!!!

Cons: tranny sync for reverse is nosie

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GLS SedanReview
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More Power From Some Forced Induction Would Make It Near Perfect For Me — overall great for point a to b transportation needs to have more power turbo or V6 engine I don't recommend lowering mine is rides horrible over bumps and rough roads 5-speed transmission is great 238k on my odometer still runs great!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great gas mileage

Cons: High maintance costs

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL SedanReview
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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

Pros: Looks and to be part of a very small group of people that love VW's

Cons: n/a

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL SedanReview
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Junk! — Had very good running 2.0L motor. Don't ever get a 96' Jetta with automatic tranmission, they are factory defective. The body of the car was in great shape until it set in the driveway for 5 yrs. I was wanting to swap out the auto for a stick, but never got around to it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Its a VW!

Cons: Automatic Transmission

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GLX VR6 SedanReview
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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

Pros: fun handles on a rail sounds amazing

Cons: bit more pricey to maintain but well worth it

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL SedanReview
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Great Car And Recommend It To Anyone — I like this car because it does go fast and handles great.. The look of the car is also a great addition which it has good lines and a great flow about the car..The interior is comfortible and roomy for a mid-size car...The brakes are not sooo bad without ABS

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Goes fast and looks good and great for a system also

Cons: NOne that I can think of

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