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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6Review
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Fun When I Could Drive It — car broke ALL THE TIME but it was fast as living hell and handled like a DREAM hated to get rid of it but needed a car to get toschool and work sparco turino seats with 4 point harnesses low comp head gasket valves springs and retianers cams cam gears intake and head port and polished JE forged pistons and rods all ARP hardware SPA turbo system with sequential BOV mishimoto front mount intercooler SPA .60 trim turbo 440cc injectors techtonics tuning computer the list goes on and on

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

Pros: smoke the tires through 4th

Cons: broke A LOT

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GTReview
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Love This Car. — Fun to drive, Economic, Durable... Interior is pleasing to the eye and for the most part efficient. Haven't had many problems with it yet, other than stuff that generally goes out on older cars anyways. Got mine for $2k, been driving it for two years. Haven't spent more than $200 on repairs, though the transmission is starting to go. But at 200k miles, its expected. Manual is the best. Love this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good, cheap, general-use vehicle

Cons: Cup holders don't work for anything bigger than cans.

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GTReview
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Would Love To Own Another — very quick car, amZing on the corners, and a must for the mountains. plenty of room for passengers and a smooth ride for all. gas mileage was definitely a plus. sporty and easy to accessorize. parts readily available and affordable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: power and sporty

Cons: older models quality not as good as newer.

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLReview
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? — My car has amazing gas mileage, i bought it with 75k miles on it and it runs amazingly! i bought it for 6500 with tax, from a dealership. It is to fun to drive! its always clean, inside and out!

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

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GTReview
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Love/hate Relationship, Love Driving It, Hate Fixing It. — Amazing handling, fun to drive, fuel efficient, BUT THE GREMLINS are endless! US version was made in Mexico, not Wolfsburg, so the electrical demons never give up. Issues are obnoxious to chase down, but make you feel like a man if you win. IF.

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

Pros: Fun, cheap, looks awesome. Girls dig it too.

Cons: THE GREMLINS

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLSReview
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Super — Well it is a family car, the driving experience is awesum especially if you have the 2L exec but not a recommended car for a youngster. The Jetta has a lot of space for some sound and kewl for driving those long miles.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Space for sound,

Cons: Big, Slow, Family Car

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLSReview
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Vdub — I have the 2.slow engine so although tourque is great in first gear, theres no top end power even though it does go over 130mph. As for build quality its very good for the year, however that years engine is prone to problims along with the power windows stop working, on the plus side all windows are one touch down. appearance is good if you like the box style which i do, interior is nice, mines not leather with bose system but still good, front seats are a tad uncumfy. Gas is cheap repairs are rediculouse expensive at VW dealers. Fun factor, i love it and so do my friends!

Pros: Mine has heated seats!

Cons: Repairing it is very expensive

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLSReview
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2nd Jetta — Handling was great. I miss my stick shift. You were one with the road in that car. It was black (hot in the summer) and had a great stereo system. The car rocked. Handled well in its first, only, and last wreck - kept me safe for sure.

Pros: It drove wonderfully for 130,000 miles

Cons: The underpinning should have been all stainless steel.

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLSReview
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Vw Jetta, Mk3 — Two of the power windows and died. VW used a air system to power all of the locks and to regulate the cruse control. With that, my cruse control hardly ever works. However this Jetta does get great gas mileage!

Pros: Although it's 11 years old, it's still fun to drive

Cons: Poor design on the 'air-system'

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GTReview
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Jetta — the jetta with the 2.0 motor is a blast for the economical driver looking for a cheap reliable car with great gas miliage. the extiror styling of the vehicle is very smooth and clean, hardly needing anything more than some wheels and fenderwork to get instant gratification. Interior is simple without alot of bells and whistles but lovley none the less. mantiance is rather pricy depending on what is faulty but if it is kept up on can last way over the 250,xxx mark. there are TONS of aftermarket parts around and with the right push can be a great car for anyone, a total blast to drive. ive personally have had nothing other but vw's

Pros: everything

Cons: the trans

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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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

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