1996 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Ugh. This car. Nightmare.
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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Ugh. This car. Nightmare.
By Jaemoney on

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan

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So, on the whole this car should be put in one. Cheap quality: I've noticed many of you Jetta drivers are also missing your side moldings. in the last year: Towed 3 times, the coil blew, alternator went, timing chain broke, distributer broke, wires replaced twice, muffler fell off, trunk-lock mechinism broke off, breather tube cracked, O2 sensor replaced twice, oil sender unit cracked, paint is coming off, plastic knobs in the interior are coming off, strange burning smell coming from the rear wheels (mechanic can't figure it out). Not a great car. Poorly assembeled, cheap materials. The electrical system is jumpy. Bulbs often blow and get me pulled over.

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... I'm hard pressed. The seats are relatively comfortable.

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Overall quality. I don't think I overpaid for the car initially, however the repairs cost me a lot.
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