(3.8) 8 reviews
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 22-44
Engine: 115-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
1997 Volkswagen Jetta


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In Europe--where diesel fuel costs less than unleaded, is priced alongside vin ordinaire and often tastes better--such motoring makes considerable sense. In California--where diesels sell like vicuna topcoats and fuel typically matches the cost of premium gasoline--these cars boggle only isolated, inveterate passions and are heavily unloved by disciples of clean breathing. But Volkswagen ... Read full review for the 1997 Volkswagen Jetta

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by Jimmy from Phoenix, AZ on April 16, 2010

I have the exact same car and it still runs great! Its the same year. I do regular maintenance to it (as every car owner should do) and it still runs good. The insurance is cheap and I get great milea... Read Full Review

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