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1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL SedanReview
Stewart writes:
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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 SedanReview
Christie writes:
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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 SedanReview
Ali writes:
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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 SedanReview
Conrad writes:
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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

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL SedanReview
Daniel writes:
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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.

Pros: Feel, drive

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

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL SedanReview
Amanda writes:
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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 JettaReview
Bob writes:
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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 SedanReview
Sammi writes:
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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 SedanReview
Jonathan writes:
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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 JettaReview
Mark writes:
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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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2020 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Lrgalan51

Excessive oil consumption. No oil showing on the stick before 10,000. Miles, again I liked 1700 more miles before oil change & no oil showing on stick. So VW changed oil & filter & said they added mor... Read More

Review By Michael

It is the perfect highway car, the smoothness of an American full size, the handling of a European sports sedan, and over 45 mpg on a trip. Read More

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Tom

I paid a little too much cuz it was a bad time to buy cars but love my car Read More

Review By Guru9BP6G3

I love this car, is very economical and plus it doesn’t have many miles. The only thing I do recommend is to have a lower cost, since it was very used from the inside. Read More

2018 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By John

Price is right, gas mileage is unbelievable. Good deal. Read More

2017 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By John

Good fuel eco .. comfortable.. functional.. good handling...good power for 1.4 Read More

Review By Carlos

fully loaded with fog lights, signal lights on mirrors nice added safety for this type of vehicle. Read More

2016 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Guru9VBWSG

Fun to drive the 1.8 T Sports model. Excellent car. Read More

Review By Sean

Great fuel efficiency with amazing acceleration and toque. Very responsive handling, comfortable.cockpit and rear seats, with spacious cargo trunk. Read More

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