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1997 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel - Consumer Reviews

1997 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel

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TDi 1.9L 4-cyl. Turbodiesel 5-speed Manual - (3 reviews )

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Great Little Car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Mark
on

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.


Best Features

Love the exterior styling and interior as well


Worst Features

Wish it had a little more pep to the motor


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TDI going strong
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Waldini
on

Vehicle

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.


Best Features

Fun to drive


Worst Features

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


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Great automtive investment
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By QuantumSyncro
on

Vehicle

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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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


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