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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

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My last VW
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By BC1943
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLX VR6 4dr Sedan


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Briefly and to the point. I have spent more in repairs over the years than the car cost me to buy($15000). If I had sold it at end of warranty period I would have been ok. Electrical gremlins were many and often returned within days of "fix".. I finally put black tape over the annoying light. Reliability is highest priority for me and VW has lost many good customers due to this issue. I still use the car for dump runs and local use but never for long distances.


Favorite Features

VR6 engine is excellent and burns no oil between changes(5000 miles synthetic) even after 150000 miles.


Suggested Improvements

Made in Germany is your best choice for reliability!!


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NEVER AGAIN VW
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By VW Hater
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan


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I got this as my first car because i REALLY wanted a Jetta. That was a mistake. The check engine light has been on basically ever since it was bought. Converter cover fell off, exhaust is going to fall off, AC doesn't work, passenger window, doesn't work, transmission sticks, car shakes horribly at stop lights, and trunk and doors leak in the rain. I never want a jetta again! Do not buy!


Favorite Features

Seats are comfy, roomy, and one touch windows.


Suggested Improvements

Almost everything, but why suggest anything on a 13 year old car. Its pointless


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New to VW's
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By Just Bought
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan


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Saw the car and fell in love with it! Has a few quirks, like speedometer doesn't work once and a while, check engine light comes on and goes off a lot. Hate the cup holders - too small and bad location, also no glove box, but plenty of storage pockets, huge truck compartment and so far runs good and 5 speed manual transmission works good and car handles well.


Favorite Features

Huge trunk and alarm system.


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overall good car
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By Cam
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


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I bought this vw about a year ago. ever since it has been very reliable, fuel efficient, and fun to drive. beings it's a jetta and ment to run hard i like to run it up to 4k then shift, which in turn gives me better mileage. I am very impressed with this vehicle and intend on getting a '01 1.8t in the future


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Jetta Love
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By kimberly
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan


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I have never been let down by my Jetta. It is very good on gas and has no dents, does need paint job. Color is black and interior is beige and black.


Favorite Features

Reliable and sporty.


Suggested Improvements

Paint job.


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