1996 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Satisfied Jetta owner

1996 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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By cheeku on


1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Sedan


This is my first car straight out of school. Bought it at 68000 miles and now it has got around 91000 miles (22K miles in 1 year!). I love my car - the stick shift is a joy to operate. Only issues are the power windows which a lot of people seem to experience. That is probably one serious bug - I dont what the engineers were smoking on when they designed that. So in case you are looking at a used jetta go for the GL version.Other than the power windows I have had to spend only on regular maintenance stuff (oil/fluid changes, 90K maintenance ). If you are looking for a first car and want something more fun than a civic - go for the Jetta!

Best Features

Decent low end torque- smooth shifting 5 -speed,lots of trunk space, decent gas mileage (32 mpg highway without A/C goes down to about 25mpg city with A/C)

Worst Features

Someone at VW please do something about the power windows issue atleast for the new jettas!! (if it is not already ) been fixed)
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