1996 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - solid car but the litlle
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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solid car but the litlle things!
By Cee Dubya on

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Sedan

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Bought new in 1996. Replaced window motors on all windows, now failing again. Bad design. Door moulding replaced 5x, come on adhesive tape? Overall a great car, peppy, & cold AC (esssential in the SW USA). I love the road feel on twisties. Feels more solid than same year Hondas. Quirks? Yes but then again its a VW not a Honda.

Favorite Features

Styling, looks better than Hondas. Fun to drive even with 4 cylinder engine. Gas mileage 30+ on hwy. Great stock stereo.

Suggested Improvements

Dealer, I use an independent mechanic because of poor car/customer care. Door trim, window motors-bad engineering from the germans.
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