by Chris on May 21, 2009 Vehicle: 1996 Volkswagen Jetta Trek Limited Edition 4dr Sedan
Bought my 96 Jetta TREK new in May of 96 - 13 years later, still driving it. It is a GREAT car. Has never let my wife or me down - very reliable. As far as performance, it isn't a race car..but is quite peppy. The torque is amazing and the power curve suited well to the car. It isn't hard to go quick in this car with its wonderful handling. Car now has 211000 miles and no odd noises, vibrations, nothing. I have changed the oil every 3500 and wit each change run a can of SeaFoam thru the fuel also. Only repairs - replaced timing belt (for preventative), clutch, O2sensor. Not bad for 13 yrs and over 200k miles. This car is my best bud!
by TreySplane on Jan 30, 2009 Vehicle: 1996 Volkswagen Jetta Trek Limited Edition 4dr Sedan
This car has been in the shop 10 times and died on the road 4 times. I have only owned this car for 7 months and I cannot wait till I get rid of this car and get something new and reliable. I will never buy another VW again because of my horrible luck with this one.
by jettaboy on Jun 9, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Volkswagen Jetta Trek Limited Edition 4dr Sedan
You have to love Volkswagens! I am
a guy who loves to drive cars and
see what the potential is. My jetta
gets the best treatment and it gives
me the very best of treatment too.
Never had a problem in one year. I
have even put on a bunch of
performance parts and it still runs
just as good as it did off the lot. I
have 96000 miles on it and she
keeps on kicking. The body is
perfect, the engine is perfect, what
else could you ask for?
by KC Dave on Jan 26, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Volkswagen Jetta Trek Limited Edition 4dr Sedan
I bought my 96 Trek with 127,000
miles. 3 months later it now has
138,000 miles! Has been a wonderful
car & experience! Only problems are
oil leaks & like everyone else has
said,, driver side door lock switch is
bad. I get great gas mileage & it's a
blast to drive. 138,000 miles & oil
leak & I still add NO oil between
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