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1997 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel

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Volkswagen Jetta Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.9 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 90 hp @ 3750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 33/44 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Volkswagen Jetta

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Excellent road manners, roomy interior, fun-to-drive, heater will roast your face

  • Cons

    Some controls and symbols difficult to decipher, staid styling, underpowered four-cylinder engine

  • What's New for 1997

    Wolfsburg models are gone, and the Jetta GT arrives sporting the look of the GLX without the VR6 engine. Trek gets alloy wheels. GL, GLS, Trek and GT run more quietly, thanks to a new cylinder head design.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (1 total reviews)


Goodbye vw

by on
Vehicle: 1996 Volkswagen Jetta

Bought this car back in 2000 with 56K kms based on "good reviews" from CR and thinking this car would retain value.... Paid 16K (can), now worth 6K. Mostly mechanical problems such as bearings (x2), water pump (x2), crappy exhaust & suspension, AC repairs (x3). (~5K of repairs) Not at all the reliable vehicle it was made out to be. I will never again buy VW.



Full 1997 Volkswagen Jetta Review

What's New for 1997

Wolfsburg models are gone, and the Jetta GT arrives sporting the look of the GLX without the VR6 engine. Trek gets alloy wheels. GL, GLS, Trek and GT run more quietly, thanks to a new cylinder head design.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 33
  • cty
/
  • 44
  • highway
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