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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6Review
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Amazing Vw Jetta Glx Vr6 — Had 3 jettas GL, GL Trek and my current 97' Jetta GLX. Loved every single one. The VR6 has 250,000 miles, just did a tune up and it runs like new. This is a very smooth riding vehicle and I don't think I will ever buy another car besides a Jetta. Favorite car to drive. Has amazing features like heated seats, sun roof, power windows, door locks and mirrors. The car overall is just outstanding in quality for having 250,000 and being about 15 years old.

Pros: Spacious, Great Solid Quality, Fast VR6 Engine, Beautiful interior, Stylish Exterior, Great Bose Stereo on GLX models, Fun to drive

Cons: Power windows could tend to short out but not often.

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta TDi TurbodieselReview
Robert writes:
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Fantastic Daily Driver. Would Prefer Passat Tdi For Long Commutes Though. — Performance is adequate for around town driving and highway travel, But not entirely impressive, Although has a substantial amount of torque at low revs making for extreme user friendliness during around town driving. Extremely easy car for first timers to learn to drive stick in.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The low end power and fuel economy, Car has been extremely reliable as well. Diesels always tend to outlast their gas counterparts by a long shot.

Cons: Seats arent entirely uncomfortable, but will wear you out on long trips. Parts can be very expensive, and could use a little more power to back up all that torque.

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLSReview
Jes writes:
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I'd Rather Have The Turbo Than The Plain 4 Banger. — Price for me was awesome! It was free. :) I haven't had to put much work into it. It's slow, but it get's me from place to place and I have alot of fun driving it. It's a 5 speed manual and get's about 30 mpg. I think it handles pretty good, It'll take a moderate curve at a bout 70 without slipping.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: It's my car, It's a bit quirky but I know how it drives and acts.

Cons: It could be a little faster. :)

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6Review
xxth3futurexx writes:
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Amazing I Would Buy Again If Were To Do This Again — I loved the look of the car when i first bought it. It had such an aggressive look to it. The seats are not comfortable when it comes to driving long trips.I just recently brought the car. The previous owner crashed it badly. So i took it from his hands took care of it. And now almost finished with the car making it 100% back to normal.The car was in the shop all month last Oct/2011 i had the clutch put in, coil pack and starter. The car runs new and feels like it runs stronger than before.The acceleration picks up very quick. Braking is very good, it would be better if i had premium padding but the slotted disk rotors are a plus. I love this car its so fun to drive. This car has a lot of potential the fastest i went with the few mods i have is 151mph. which is not bad at all.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: steering,acceleration, mpg, cargo room, unique aggressive look

Cons: electrical problems.

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6Review
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A Monster When Provoked — Love it all it has been an amazing car then again yall know all the mods now lol I would definately motivate any VW enthusiast to go for it make something out of your vw it will be totaly woth it will put a smile on your face and the options are endless

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: it would be a shame not to

Cons: none

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6Review
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Dont Hate On Her — All and all i really love this car. The power that it has is grat and it really handles like a champ. I really dont like the whole wheel bearing thing but hey i can deal with that other than that 5 stars

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Fast and powerful

Cons: the wheel bearings

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6Review
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More Than A "poor Man's Bimmer" — This was a great, sporty German tuned compact sedan. This was simply wonderful. We got the car in 1999 and kept it well maintained right up until its death in June 2007. This car was fantastic to drive, handled like a dream with the stock sport-tuned suspension and the 2.8L VR6 was always sprited, sporty, and 'ready-to-go'

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Quick, Sporty, Wonderful handling

Cons: What sucks? Was a Lemon Buy-Back, died in 2007 when T-Boned

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6Review
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97 Jetta Glx — Its a little car with a v6, plus I have a 5 speed. It's fun to rip around curvy roads. It is very easy to drive, the shifting is smooth and easy, if your on gravel it has a little oversteer to slide around with, very fun car. I haven't had any major problems with it yet, and I drive the crap out of it. Pretty good gas mileage if you drive it easy.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: light, handles great, pretty fast

Cons: wish it wasn't front wheel drive

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLReview
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Bernice — somewhat fast, reliable yet old, build to last, doesnt break down, is easy on gas when ur easy on it. the car has an alright appearance and is fun to drive yet fits lots of friends inside. No sqeaks or rattle is tuned porperly

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: reliabilty for the year

Cons: rotting floors

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLReview
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I Loved This Little Car — This was my first car my mom bought it for me for my 18th birthday for 6,000 dollars. I had very minimal problems with this car I had to replace the distributor cap and eventually the transmission gave out on the car. But other then that an all around great car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: A great first car

Cons: The automatic transmissions from 96 to 98 had alot of problems

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