1997 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Typical Jetta

1997 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Typical Jetta
By VerbalK on


1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan


I bought mine as a cert. preowned over
two years ago. I just recently
replaced the muffler and a wheel
bearing.. my first repair since i got
it (the dealer replaced a few sensors
when I bought it to make it CPO).
overall extremely reliable, great city
car and feel solid on the highway.
This is my second Jetta, and prolly
won't be my last. So long as I stay
in shape and don't require a typical
big butt comfy interior, I should be
happy with the sparse VW.

Also, my first experiance with a CPO
has been great. I thought it would be
a rip off, but I think they really did
make some key repairs AFTER I bought
the car to make it more reliable.
Kudos to the Cooley VW staff in East
Greenbush NY

Best Features

great heat and a/c. easy to work on (assuming you have an honest mechanic with access to parts). great interior design. Nice solid clutch, decent acceleration, great steering and turning radius (like all VW's)

Worst Features

like all lower line VW, much of the little things are made of platic, and break (a/c vent for instance). It good because you can very easily replace almost all these items yourself. It's bad since you'd hope they could make them more reliable. and of course, the cup holder are silly.
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