1996 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Automatic Transmission sucks!!

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Automatic Transmission sucks!!
By hatemyjetta2 on


1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan


Definitely had trouble with automatic
transmission at around 99,000 miles.
Even though still under warranty, the
dealer screwed us and VW did not stand
by their warranty. Also had problems
with it quitting while driving in rain.
VW was never able to figure out the
problem after several shop visits, but
my husband did--it was the ignition
coil $240.00 parts. Also had to
replace ignition and the drivers door
lock-only now we have 2 separate keys
to start and open the car door. No
doubt its a good little engine--but
auto trans and electrical sys clearly
has problems. A stick shift is probably
your best bet.

Best Features

handles well, good steering, rides well, huge trunk,lots of leg room, good motor, good air conditioner.

Worst Features

FIX electrical and automatic transmission problems. Put in glove box and trunk light. Get rid of general lee door alarm. Fire all customer service representatives!! Get dealers that dont lie!!
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