1996 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Good, but

1996 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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GLX VR6 Sedan (2.8L V6 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Good, but
By uwe2 on


1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 4dr Sedan


I had my Jetta from May 1996 to February 2004. After the first 3 years, side moldings started to fall off ($$$ to replace at the dealership). So did the replacement ones, and the ones that replaced those. Catalytic converter oxygene sensor failed twice. Very cheap leather inside, wears off quickly. Dailight running lights go through bulbs every 2 years.

Best Features

Cheap ($21k I believe) for a German V6 car in 1996. Worked as long as it worked.

Worst Features

Good for the first 3-4 years, then issues start. No German quality engineering here!
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