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

1997 Volkswagen Jetta

Average Consumer Rating

107 Total Reviews

GLX VR6 Sedan (2.8L V6 5-speed Manual)

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

Vehicle

1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 4dr Sedan

Review

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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