(3.7) 3 reviews
MSRP: $1,350$2,454
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 22-26
Engine: 115-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
1996 Volkswagen Jetta


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THERE WERE OTHER vehicles in the driveway -- bigger, faster and more expensive ones than the 1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLX. But I was in the mood for something light and spirited. Only the Jetta GLX qualified. The car was deep metallic blue with a cream interior. It was an upscale thing. The seats were covered with leather, which made me laugh. Time was when Volkswagen meant cheap, as was the... Read full review for the 1996 Volkswagen Jetta

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Great Little Car

by venterce from Madison, CT on February 27, 2009

This car is great with a manual gearbox. The handling is awesome. Although, this car is not so awesome in snow. If you buy this, I strongly advise you to make sure you have very good tires on it befor... Read Full Review

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