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1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GLX VR6 SedanReview
Matt writes:

175hp Stock + Basic Mods + 50hp Nitrous Shot = Loads Of Fun — not the greatest in rochester winters, but its as sick as can be. The cast iron block and beefy internals make it a solid and reliable engine.... VW doesn't make them like this anymore.

Pros: Fast, reliable, FUN!

Cons: Naturally aspirated hp is expensive! Interiors and gauge clusters don't like to last long. oh
and  timing chains at 100k miles.

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GLS SedanReview
Nick writes:

Boxy Car — I bought the car because a friend had one and I thought I'd try my hand at one. Only had issues with it.

Pros: 4 doors

Cons: transmission went bad, muffler fell off, engine smoked, small tires, boxy

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr Trek Limited Edition SedanReview
Zak writes:

Cool Car — This car was reliable. Nothing too special about it. Gets you from point A to B. And back.

Pros: Reasonable gas mileage for a 4 cyl (28-30 MPG).  Standard transmission was always comfortable to drive.

Cons: Seats are a bit hard.  Minor trouble with air conditioning fuses.  Parts are really expensive if you ever need a tune-up.

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL SedanReview
Bob writes:
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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

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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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Guru9RMKL6

Smooth driving. Quiet engine. Easy to drive and shift. Like it has 6 speed. Not too thrilled about the dashboard. Liked the old better where the rpm and speedometer were both visible. Now it’s either... Read More

Review By Guru982R5V

Checks all my boxes off. Larger space than my Corolla. Heated seats, sun roof, leather type seats, electric drivers seat, digital dash. Read More

2021 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Jack

its comfortable and great on gas with plenty on power. Read More

Review By Guru9K742G

Roomy, priced right, good value for the price. Android auto connectivity is via a USB cable rather than wireless which is disappointing. Read More

2020 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By gdsnhanson

Good features for the base S model. Engine could use some more hp but that’s how it gets 40 mpg. Read More

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

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Samuel

I love it. I love how it drives and how comfortable it really is Read More

Review By Guru98GBZP

Well maintained vehicle. The previous owner took very good care of the vehicle Read More

2018 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By John

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


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