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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

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Tride and true life saver
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By ladyRu
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


Review

Although there are some quarks with
this car, things that are mostly
tolerable, I learned the hard way about
how truely safe this car is. I was in a
head on collision at 50mph, I walked
away with some injuries, but I walked
away. Fortunately for me I made the
right decision when choosing this car,
many in the same price range are not
nearly as safe, and I would not be here
today.


Best Features

I had an auto very zippy, fun for long raod trips


Worst Features

make the new style as dependable as the old style, so that I can go buy one!


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Don't Buy This Car
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By Don't Buy This Car
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought 04/2003 @ 86000mi for $4200.
Now i'm at 101000mi and have repair
bills over $3500. So far i've changed:
exhaust, timing chain, tires, brakes &
roders (i'm up for new brakes AGAIN).
Transmission has about a month left.
Stalls for no reason, especially in the
rain. On cold days the key won't go in
the door no matter how much WD40 i
have. Check Engine light is on EVERY
TIME I DRIVE THE CAR. Now my oil light
is blinking and making that beep noise
that i swear is werse than chinese
water torture. Thank goodness my radio
goes loud enough to cover it. Every
machanic is baffled.


Best Features

heat gets scorching hot (but i'm sure it's broken somehow)


Worst Features

create a new car and refund my money


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my favorite car yet
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By mindy Junio
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


Review

I love driving my Jetta. It handles
really well and has been a great car
for myself and my family. We have put
over 100,000 miles on it and have had
no major problems. It handles
excellent in the snow. It's taken us
all over the West coast and even
Mexico. You'll love yors too.


Best Features

Able to handle higher altitudes with out loosing power. It's reliability is my favorite, also.


Worst Features

Needs more interior compartments. Better cup holders. longer sun visors.


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love it
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By Hansmacher
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLX VR6 4dr Sedan


Review

NO real problems at 120k. Love the
way it drives.


Best Features

fun to drive, great trunk space,


Worst Features

cup holders, glovebox, more horsepower...


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J's house of euros
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By VentotrekLE
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Trek Limited Edition 4dr Sedan


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It's really nice, i am very much drawn
to this vehicle, despite its problems.


Best Features

Smoked taillights, good acceleration for an automatic vehicle.


Worst Features

More horse power for the base model, but i guess that's why they make the GLX model.


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