1996 Jetta

Consumer Reviews

1996 Volkswagen Jetta

Review Score

3.7 out of 5 stars

3.7

3 Reviews
67% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4 out of 5 stars Comfort
3.3 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
3 out of 5 stars Interior Design
3.3 out of 5 stars Reliability
3.7 out of 5 stars Performance
3.3 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Great Little Car

by venterce from Madison, CT on Fri Feb 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 before driving in snow.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Most reliable car I've owned!

by HonestAbe76 from Denver, CO on Sat May 20 2017

This car has able to get me across Colorado and through college. It would start in the brutal subzero weather of gGnnison Colorado. Gas mileage was great, sunroof is the best of any I have seen (quiet and easy to use).

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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2 out of 5 stars

i drove this very car for sale

by car enthusiast from on Sun Feb 16 2014

ok so i saw this car kinda liked jettas so i went to go look at it i went there to test drive i went there drove over an hour the car has decent pick up but if u drive over 40 the wheel vibrates all over and as i was driving it the instrment cluster went out and when i 1st got in it the check engine light was already on i told them about the stuff and all they said is for 1300 your not getting a good car then i test drove a 2000 sum saturne and as soon as u pulled off in it theres a awful grinding sound coming form the back end i mean do they check any cars they sell? wudnt even lower the price at all

3 out of 5 starsComfort
1 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
2 out of 5 starsInterior Design
1 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1996 Volkswagen Jetta

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 original VW Beetle -- a humped, putt-putt of a car for the intellectually rich and financially busted. At least, that's the way it seemed. Most of my Beetle-bum friends were poets, students or non-tenured college professors.

Anyway, the new Jetta GLX, even with its leather upholstery and other luxmobile appointments... Read More