1997 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Good looks, VERY poor vehicle.
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan - Consumer Review

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Good looks, VERY poor vehicle...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 4dr Sedan

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Former G.M. engineer - I have owned Oldsmobile, Saturn, VW & BMW 325Ci. VR6 is marvelous. Fit & finish: initially appears exceptional for price range. HOWEVER, I will NEVER buy another VW. Overall reliability & long-term quality is ABSOLUTELY HORRENDOUS; interior parts are cheap & break FREQUENTLY. Check engine light came on at ~50,000 miles & STAYED ON until I sold it at 70,000 miles. VW could not correct problems and told me, "that's just the way these engines are". I have PERSONAL knowledge of other VWs (GLS & GLXs from 1996 THRU 2001 & 2002 VW Beetle) that have had THE EXACT SAME PROBLEMS. CHECK JDPowers surveys as well as NHTSA recall/TSB boards before buying ANYTHING from VW.

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VR6 engine Interior/exterior design

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Too many. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS, OR ANY OTHER VW PRODUCT IF YOU VALUE YOUR MONEY.
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