1997 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Love-Hate Relationship

1997 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan - Consumer Review

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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 4dr Sedan


There aren't a lot of cars that offer
more driving bang for your buck than
this one. The VR6 engine is plenty
powerful, the handling is up to the job
and there are more than enough luxury
features, including excellent sport
seats and a power sunroof. The problem
is VW's laughably sub-par build
quality. This car has had problems with
the clutch, the shift mechanism, the
air conditioning, the cruise control,
several engine computer chips and so
on. Then there are all the trim pieces
that have come apart or dropped off
completely. Final word: Great to drive,
but poorly built.

Best Features

The strong VR6 engine, the huge trunk, the blast-furnace heater, small turning circle.

Worst Features

Build it better. I see by some recent reliability reports that VW still hasn't got this message. Too bad.
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