1996 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

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    Displaying 31 - 34 of 34 1996 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

    1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GLX VR6 Sedan Review
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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 Sedan Review
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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 Sedan Review
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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 Sedan Review
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    435

    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

    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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