1996 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

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    Displaying 21 - 30 of 34 1996 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

    1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL Sedan Review
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    145

    2.slow — cute car, but lack of HP, space, and not that great of gas millage. It also had expensive parts and labor

    Pros: inexpensive decent after market

    Cons: bad HP. bad millage. just as expensive as a vr6 for parts for less performance

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    1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GLX VR6 Sedan Review
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    Vw Jetta 1996 Gtx — It was a fun car, except for the electrical system. It kept going on the blink, something with the computer panel. The interior was very comfortable, the exterior style is very attractive. The gas mileage was the best of any car I have owned.

    Pros: Appearance, pick up, comfort, gas mileage, sound system

    Cons: Electrical system

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    1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GLX VR6 Sedan Review
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    The Car Runs Smooth And With A Turbo Its Still Good On Gas — ultimate sleeper, i added a small turbo, im runnig at 12 lb and getting around 340 hp. if your looking for a good car for school or to biuld up this is it

    Pros: the motor is solid and cant wait to add more stuff to it

    Cons: the looks are not the best and does not come with a lot of options

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    1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL Sedan Review
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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.

    Pros: 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

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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    1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL Sedan Review
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    75

    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.

    Pros: Feel, drive

    Cons: Maintenance, lots of body roll during hard turns.

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    1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL Sedan Review
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    Unreliable — I had this car for 2 years.. bought it for $2000 and put more than $8000 into it to keep it running.. still loved it though

    Pros: nothing really

    Cons: unreliable

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    1996 Volkswagen Jetta Review
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    405

    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.

    Pros: 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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    1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GLS Sedan Review
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    My Black Vw 1996 — This one replaced my white 1995 Jetta. It was nice to have since it was good on gas and cute.

    Pros: Gas mileage

    Cons: Black paint started to peel on roof.

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    1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL Sedan Review
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    Very Smooth Ride... — It is a sweet car that runs well when taken care of... Preventative maintenance proves itself...

    Pros: Strong, reliable, and strong... Runs with personality...

    Cons: Expensive to repair...

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    1996 Volkswagen Jetta Review
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    55

    Decent Daily Driver. Not Much Else — Fooled around a bunch in it. Got this after my first Jetta. Enjoyed the car, was great for a daily driver. Sound system accentuated the enjoyment. Nothing great, nothing horrible.

    Pros: Nothing stands out.

    Cons: Nothing stands out.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    Excellent By Mannyhutch

    Great daily driver, very good on gas, reliable, comfortable, this is a car that any person that has a long daily commute will enjoy, best part is going to the gas pump and not spending too much to fil... Read More

    Great Daily Driver For The People Who Enjoy Driving By dustan

    Overall a great car, I enjoy every drive. The car is comfortable and efficient all while being completely sexy. The car can get out of its own way well and it a blast to drive at highway speeds. The a... Read More

    2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    Love Our Jetta By chuckcars

    This is our go to town car. Had it 2 years. Changes the oil, free at dealer, and no trouoble. except for inability to change the clock time this year. Now for a trip to the dealer since it is still in... Read More

    Very Happy With Car By Jcar

    Super pleased with economy - I drive mostly highway, mostly 75-80 mph and average over 40 mpg. This is reason I bought the car - as I drive 120 miles to/from work. Great stereo, nice comfort, ve... Read More

    2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    2012 Vw Jetta By Will

    Amazing car! Fun to drive around for daily commutes and even better for long road trips with good friends. I have driven this car through the best and worst weather conditions and it has kept powering... Read More

    Decent Car For A Decent Price By lemoffett

    I loved that this car was under $20k brand new. I also liked that it came with black interior for a white car. The best thing about this car was that all windows rolled up/down with one click. I went ... Read More

    2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

    This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

    2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

    This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

    2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    Great Student Car By Ginese1

    This car was the perfect pick for my daughter, she learned to drive with my Volvo SUV, then my Passat. These were a little big for her and harder to navigate parking situations. I surprised her with... Read More

    Great Value By Jonesb930

    Overall I am happy that I purchased this car. I am at 100K and ready to trade it in but have been hesitating since it was such a great car overall. I have driven a newer model Passat during the last s... Read More

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