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1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GLX VR6 SedanReview
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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
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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
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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
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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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2020 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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

Review By Paulstheman81

Very easy to operate and the SE trim features many items as standard equipment. Great handling. 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 Carlos

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

Review By Jack

Its just below a Passat in size but similar features. 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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