Good little car. plenty of power and torque for a 2.0 gas engine. great gas econmy 30+ mpg. sporty handling.plenty of room for a small car.
now for the cons. not that good in bad weather. cheap plastic parts. power windows have lots of problems. expensive repairs if you have a shop do them. traded in with 170K miles due to bad rust on body but she still run great.
powerful engine, sporty handling, ease of spare tire changes, location of controls.
use better materials on the interior, better power window mechanisms.
This car will always have a special place in my heart. It was my first. I love the interior but the cup holders are not good. I have had issues with window motors and transmission but I have recked it two times and its still getting me around with out issues at 130k. Overall this is a nice car and its design is very sporty.
bucket racing seats with trek design, alloy factory rims and spoiler
I bought my car about 5 months ago and nothing has gone wrong with it. My 97 Trek has Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, CD player (aftermarket), Power Sunroof, and Anti-Lock Brakes. The car is really fun to drive and I really like the manual transmision and clutch. The only thing I don't like is that there is a short little high pitched squeak when I first begin to open the sunroof and it lasts about one second.
So, my wife has never owned anything
but a VW. When her '88 Fox GL wagon
finally went over the hill, we bought
this car, and we love it.
The Trek edition is beautiful with the
flat 5-spoke 14" rims and the rear deck
lid spoiler. Keep wax on it and the
Fiesta Red will shine forever.
The 2.0L SOHC 8V engine is fantastic.
Don't let the uninspiring 115hp fool
you. It's the 122lb/ft of torque that
makes this car fly. You want a 5-speed.
Throw on some Koni adjustable
shocks/struts and you've got a European
Optional Clarion 6-disk CD changer.
Unless you lock the doors with the key
from the outside with a passenger door
open, throw your keys in the passenger
door, and then close the door, you
cannot lock yourself out.
Buy yourself an OBDII code reader for
$67-140 and you'll save yourself
hundreds in dealer diagnostics. The
check engine light comes on for
scheduled services you don't need. The
code reader can turn the light off or
tell you if you have a real problem.
We bought our Jetta Trek new in 1997.
We've had three of the power windows go
out (at 26,000, 30,000, and 34,000 miles),
replaced the clutch twice, replaced the
brakes three times, replaced the battery four
times, replaced both our power front door
locks, and now our alarm arms itself at
random while we are driving the car. VW
customer service also leaves much to be
desired. I thought I would love this car, and
to be fair it is fun to drive, but I will never buy
another VW because of all the problems
we've had with the car and customer
At this point, very little about this car
Fix the window problem, electrical system,
and VW customer service.