1996 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Might be my last Volkswagen

1996 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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GLS Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Might be my last Volkswagen
By akillen on


1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Sedan


This is the 4th Volkswagen I've owned. Be very careful who you have service a Volkswagen. They are different from most other cars and you can't take them to just any old mechanic. Other than that, learn how to work on it yourself or you will be very disappointed and/or broke. In the 4 years and 40,000 miles I've owned mine I've replaced the starter twice (do not get a rebuilt starter!), valve cover gasket, oil cooler O-ring, complete exhaust system, coil pack, two window regulators, a light in the instrument cluster and other regular maintenance stuff. On the other hand, the interior is very comfortable. Climate control works great and it is fun to drive. Good MPG (have had up to 40 highway)
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