1994 Volkswagen Jetta Review

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1994 Highlights

GLS and GLX models arrive this year. ABS is optional on GL and GLS; standard on GLX. Dual airbags are phased in shortly after 1994 production begins. GLX features 2.8-liter V6 and traction control.

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3.75 out of 5 stars
Great car
GLX VR6 4dr Sedan
I bought my 94 GLX VR6 in September of 2003 with 103,000 miles on it. The car was purchased in good condition, I had to do regular 10 year expected maintenence on it but nothing out of the ordinary (repacked wheel berrings, tune up, accessory belt, fixed a tiny coolent leak, valve cover gasket, and motor mount) the car runs great and performs excellently. (My model was made in Germany, not Mexico)
4.13 out of 5 stars
My Beloved Jetta, will be missed :(
Cory G,01/15/2009
GL 4dr Sedan
I bought my first car which was My Beloved Jetta in 2007. I really enjoyed that car so much that I was going to hook it up with some nice stuff. It was used so I knew what I was getting. It was green, 5 speed manual, sunroof, am/fm cassette radio, what I wanted for a first car. I had to sell it because it failed inspection for emissions, sunroof leaked, gotten into a couple of fender benders :(. I miss that car. I drive a Chevy HHR now, still miss the Jetta.
4.25 out of 5 stars
Great engine
GL 4dr Sedan
I bought this car back in 2004 with 185,000 for $250. It needed timing belt, tune up (park pugs, wires, dist. Cap, belts and filters, rear shocks and brakes). The car looked in good shape no rust, interior was perfect, & the privious owner had just replaced the the muffler & tires. A close friend happens to be a master VW mechanic so all parts and labor only cost me $750. For $1000 dollars I figured the car could laet another 2 years. To my surprise it ran very good, fast, economic, & fun to drive. After 5 years I put more $$ into it: new starter, radiator, rotors & pads, muffler, & master cylinder ($880 parts & labor). It still running strong today 23, ooo miles. Oil change done every 3,000 miles
4.88 out of 5 stars
I'll miss my Dub!
GL 4dr Sedan
Purchased in 1996. Over 170000 miles and still ran strong. I put all but 43000mi. Owned for 13 years. Seats very comfortable. Used to Auto Cross and even beat a few Vettes! Good stereo, enough room in the back seats for adults on a hour trip or so, ran it hard and on long trips and only the usual repairs.


IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Used 1994 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

The Used 1994 Volkswagen Jetta is offered in the following submodels: Jetta Sedan. Available styles include GLS 4dr Sedan, Limited Edition 4dr Sedan, GLX VR6 4dr Sedan, and GL 4dr Sedan. Pre-owned Volkswagen Jetta models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine or a 2.8 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 172 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 1994 Volkswagen Jetta comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.

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Should I lease or buy a 1994 Volkswagen Jetta?

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