1996 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: 1st Name Basis with my Mechani

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1st Name Basis with my Mechanic
By edtoys4kids on


1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 4dr Sedan


Bought used in 1998 at 36k. A real
love/hate relationship. Problems: O2
sensor, Check Engine Light, Electrical
Components, Exterior Trim, and Lock
Cylinders. Now a new trans at 83k
miles. Our extended warranty has paid
for itself and is earning money. The
car requires NAME BRAND premium gas
from stations like Shell, Mobil, &
Chevron and not less expensive places
like Citgo, Freestate, Costco. Since
following mechanic's advice I've not
seen the check engine light. Good:
Major headaches aside, I really like
this car. Comfortable on long
distance trips, even with children.
It's comfortable, looks cool, and
handles well in bad weather.

Best Features

Acceleration, tight steering. Heated seats, sun roof. Lots of room for stuff as long as it's not boxy (won't fit into trunk opening).

Worst Features

Glove Box. Bag straps catch on seat levers. Visors don't block the sun through side windows. Cup holders can't hold anything taller than a soda can. Interior CD changer.
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