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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLSReview
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Golden Jetta Of My Dreams —

This german-engineered, mexican made sport saloon (sedan) has made quit the impact on my life. While being my first (in what will be a long list of) volkswagen(s), it possesses a lasting energy that was bewildered me for some time. It was the first car that I alone owned and had to maintain. It was the first car to truly speak to me in ways no chevy s-10 or cadillac could even imagine. Together this volkswagen and i have travelled safely around minnesota over 80,000 miles and although we've had some hard times, I still love it so. It's taken money from me, it's taken my time. kicks, many oil changes, tires, a few sets of wheels, 3 sets of seats, a couple bumpers and fenders, headlights and grills. I've given it new parts, new valves, new bearings and brakes. Axles, steering wheels when i couldn't make up my mind. It's left me stranded a few times but always lead to the birth of new friendships or the strengthening of old ones through the fixes. It has given me a hobby, a gateway to friendships that will hopefully last a very long time. This volkswagen's given me deeply scraped knuckles, pinched fingers, burned forearms, headaches, sore toes from kicking it so hard, a wet ass from sitting in a seat soaked with rainwater that found it's way in due to the sunroof. It took me to school, work, friend's houses, family events, weddings, funerals, dates, long drives for absolutely no reason other than to go for a drive. thanks for the time jetta. Maybe i should name you. maybe not.

Pros: it's stamina

Cons: things keep hitting it.

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta JazzReview
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'97 Jetta Jazz — The jetta is pretty simple- no power windows- and not very powerful, but it has been reliable so far, is very sturdy even after11 years, and is running great at 132,000. It's great to have a small, reliable car that get's great mileage (30mpg in the suburbs) but is somewhat unique. It isn't the fastest, prettiest, or coolest car I've ever seen, but it has more personality than your average car.

Pros: reliable and efficient, great sound system even 11 years later

Cons: somewhat underpowered

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLReview
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'97 Jetta — My car may be falling apart, but it's fast and handles great, I love my two ton paperweight. Plus, it's a standard, so people who don't suck at life can drive her. Compared to my folks '06 VW Passat, it's a rattletrap, but that's perfect for me, I can feel the speed.

Pros: handling, fuel efficiency, durability

Cons: bought it totaled, not in the best shape

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLReview
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The Little Jetta That Could — My precious Jetta. My sister bought this many many years ago. I have always loved this car and it has NEVER let us down. Every other MKIII Jetta or Golfs are nightmares. This is a diamond in the rough. It just hit 106,000 miles and it runs and drives like new. I just put a throttle body, valve cover gasket, intake gasket, cooling fan switch, brakes, and a tune up on her. The paint is not the best quality. It is the VW toranado red that always fades. It handles pretty well, it isn't the fastest car but I would take reliability over speed now. The gas mileage has gotten pretty bad and I don't know what it is that is causing it yet. It is the GL trim package, do no crazy electrical issues, I just lubed the sunroof so it closes and opens great again. The only issue I have with it is the intermittent wipers have never worked. Its no big deal though. No crazy squeaks or rattles to speak of, nice cd changer (factory) good sound. tight shifting still, the side trim always comes un-glued though.

Pros: great car,

Cons: side molding, alarm doesnt beep everytime now, poor paint quality

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLReview
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1997 Jetta — The 97 jetta had a boxy sporty look to it, got up and went, fastest i ever ran it was 125 and the engine never ran the same. ended up geting in a headon crach with a stang, lets just say im still living. the jetta had some nice features and would run to beat hell. had great gas mileage compaired to my 90 caprice right now.

Pros: gas mileage, capaisty, power

Cons: looks, boxy

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLSReview
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The People's Car Of The 1990's — It wasn't a bad first car, aside from the automatic tranny, four spoke baby carriage wheels and the Mexican build quality

Pros: one of the last cars to succumb to the "organic" styling that was prevalent in the 90's (along with volvo) go-kart like handling, the fuel economy

Cons: Mexican QC, self- removing door trim, the wheels (teardrops or even hubcaps would've looked better), the automatic transmission, and my favorite........the TWO POINT SLOW! it couldn't stay on a hill; it would roll back on even the slightest incline....

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLReview
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta Gl — 2.0L 1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL. Black, 17 inch rims, Subs, Tinted Windows. 5 Speed... Pretty Cool Car.

Pros: quick, 5 speed, can be fixed up and look nice.

Cons: Has some waterpump troubles, already went through 2, Manual Windows, but other than that its pretty cool

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta TrekReview
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I Really Love The Car But I Hate How Much It Cost To Fix! — i love this car but i hate how much it is to fix, everytime i fix 1 thing something brakes or goes wrong.. and it's costing more to fix then what i paid for it.

Owner for 2 years, 5 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GTReview
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97 Jetta 2.0 With 5-speed Manual — I loved this car, drove great, very comfortable, I think it looks great too. Not a leader on the power side though. I put euro headlights and a badgless grill and it looks even better. I miss it.

Pros: Great fuel economy

Cons: Underpowered

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLSReview
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Jetta — Its a 97 jetta gls, stock, not that blue tho, a red that fadded to pink, fun to drive 5 speed handles well, built good, whats not to like, it's german :-P

Pros: a volkswagen

Cons: could be faster

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