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1997 Jetta Consumer Reviews

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Great Little Car
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By Mark
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Vehicle

1997 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel TDi 4dr Sedan


Review

This car has served my faithfully and reliably in the entire time only once I was stranded due to a dead battery. Have not even changed a light bulb yet. Got about 45 mpg highway and about 40 city.


Favorite Features

Love the exterior styling and interior as well


Suggested Improvements

Wish it had a little more pep to the motor


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TDI going strong
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By Waldini
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel TDi 4dr Sedan


Review

I've gto a '97 TDI that I've piled on 175K miles. I've had a few electrical problems and the alternator was replaced with a rebuilt. But this car gets 50 MPG and has great pickup. The heater is so hot it will burn your face and the a/c will freeze you out. I hope to keep running it for a couple hundered thousand more.


Favorite Features

Fun to drive


Suggested Improvements

The electrical shorts have always been flaky. They are numerous.


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Great automtive investment
Performance
Comfort
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Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
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Reliability
By QuantumSyncro
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel TDi 4dr Sedan


Review

This used car has been fantastic. It gets near 50 mpg and the ride is great. Sound build and rattle free even at this mileage. Would definitely recommend a used VW TDI to anyone who was considering a diesel. These late 90's TDI's are very reliable, even moreso then the 99.5's and priced very reasonably.


Favorite Features

smooth shifting, cruise holds tight, drive-by-wire is great, body integrity is excellent and air conditioning is strong and cold. Excellent winter starting without plugging in too.


Suggested Improvements

more adjustments on drivers seat, better headlamps, and better adhesive on body side moldings.


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