1997 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Don't buy this pain in the nec
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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Don't buy this pain in the neck
By rockclimber on

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 4dr Sedan

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I bought the car new from the dealer w/a keyless remote. It was worthless and I had it replaced several times (thank goodness for lifetime warranties). Finally I had the whole think yanked. Electrically this car is a heap. It can self-alarm after starting w/ the key & 30 secs later it goes off. I have to tow it in for repair. Why the side mirrors are heated to 100F is beyond me. Supposedly, if the driver's door is left ajar for several mins, the car self-alarms. VW engrs figured this means the driver is being attacked, so the car disables itself. I won't buy VW again.

Best Features

Motor pep, winding thru the gears, zooming thru traffic

Worst Features

Cupholders should hold more than a 12 oz can. A little more headroom would help, too.
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