1997 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: I Regret Buying This Jetta

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I Regret Buying This Jetta
By christinamarie on


1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan


I bought this car in July 2003 with
52000mi. I drive all over the state,
at least 500 mi a week. I was told by
the dealer that the kick in the engine
between 2md and 3rd gear is normal.
Well, at 60,000 mi the kick has become
fierce and my check engine light is
on. The glove compartment lock is
busted, too.

Also had problems with the bearings on
the wheels, and serious issues with
the poor presentation of my car at the

And don't even think about having more
than 2 people in the backseat!

Best Features

Interior cabin, cruise control, handling. Under the hood is for dummies, so checking fluids is not a guessing game.

Worst Features

Cup holders are TERRIBLE, cheap overall quality on parts. Highway driving is OK except for what sounds like a gust of wind through my backseat.
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