1997 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Fun to Drive, Poor Quality

1997 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan - Consumer Review

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Fun to Drive, Poor Quality
By Fjv17 on


1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 4dr Sedan


I bought this car new and it's always
been fun to drive. However quality
leaves a lot to be desired. I've had
several annoying problems before and
after the warranty expired.
I've replaced: Coil Packs (several
times), wheel bearings, Door Locks,
Outside Moldings, & the Cooling Fan
(twice). Driver side seat is broken
off one of it's hinges and the
Secondary air pump is loud as it can
be. Of course all of these things are
not cheap to fix. Most of my driving
is Highway & I don't drive it hard. Is
it too much to ask for a VW to last
more than a couple of years?

Best Features

VR6 Engine. Fun to drive.

Worst Features

Improve QUALITY!!!! Don't think I'll be buying another VW anytime soon.
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