1996 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Don't Buy This Car

1996 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan - Consumer Review

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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan


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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