1997 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Reliable, Accurate handling, E

1997 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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107 Total Reviews

GT Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Reliable, Accurate handling, Economical!
By mobiliare on


1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 4dr Sedan


This car is a great performer! I will
never sell this car especially it's my
1st car. I have put a ton of things
(even a whole drumset in the trunk) and
I have taken care of it really special:
K&N filters, new imported brakes (not
dealer brake) and it's still running
perfectly fine at 115000 miles. It's
fast - I can beat anyone on highway and
it's slick looking. As long as you
maintain it just right, it's a very
special car. GT is really rare - get one
if you can!!

Best Features

Strong alloy wheel (much better than after market at reasonable price). Engine is strong. Manual transmission, and the clutch just last too long, just like the brakes (replaced my brakes at 110k). The fog light is slick for a 97 car less than $20k.

Worst Features

If I had more money, I would put Xenon headlights, lowered Eibach springs, strut bar and tie bar, and perhaps even a new performance chip. Suggestions for VW: better dashboard mount so it won't rattle at 2500-3000 rpm.
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