1996 Volkswagen Jetta Review | Edmunds.com

1996 Volkswagen Jetta

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Volkswagen Jetta Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 115 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/28 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1996 Volkswagen Jetta

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  • What's New for 1996

    A new three-bar grille is added up front. GLX models get a firmer front suspension and new "Bugatti" style wheels. New colors sum up the changes.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
/
  • 28
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

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Vehicle: 1996 Volkswagen Jetta City 4dr Sedan

I brought my 1996 Jetta GL used wtih only 27,875 miles on it with 2 yr warranty. I had always heard good things about Jetta's but this car has been trouble since about the time I brought it. Within 6 weeks, all 4 side moldings had to be replaced, and they all came off within different times requiring me to take it back to shop. Then the ignition had to be replaced as well as starter. Then the driver's side door lock, fuel injection, etc. It was in the shop every 3 to 4 months. What a pain. I will never purchase another VW.



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Full 1996 Volkswagen Jetta Review

What's New for 1996

A new three-bar grille is added up front. GLX models get a firmer front suspension and new "Bugatti" style wheels. New colors sum up the changes.

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ticklemonster
ticklemonster
12-12-2013
Hello , I have a 1996 VW Jetta , and it is getting no spark , I have replaced the coil , but still no spark , can anyone please tell me other reasons why I am not getting spark , thank you :)...


itmustbeso
itmustbeso
06-17-2001
6) DO NOT BUY THESE LEMONS! DRIVERS NOT WANTED. BUY TOYOTAS or HONDAS and if you have a Jetta, get rid of it NOW before it empties your wallet....


mainah05
mainah05
11-17-2006
1996 VW Jetta. Recently the electric door locks are unlocking while I am away. I have tried to lock them manualy and also using the electric button. However when I return to the car it is completely u...



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