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Sharp steering response, a taut chassis and a superb driving position combine to make you forget about the wimpy 2.0-liter, 115-horsepower engine under the hood.
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8.2 sec0 to 60 Acceleration
4.5Performance and Handling see details
3.0Comfort and Convenience see details
1.0Safety Features see details
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|The Volkswagen Jetta is available in 7 trims:|
| 1997 VolkswagenJetta GLX 4dr Sedan|
1997 VolkswagenJetta TREK 4dr Sedan
1997 VolkswagenJetta JAZZ 4dr Sedan
1997 VolkswagenJetta GL 4dr Sedan
1997 VolkswagenJetta TDI 4dr Sedan
1997 VolkswagenJetta GT 4dr Sedan
1997 VolkswagenJetta GLS 4dr Sedan
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