The make may only be identified after looking at positions one through three and another position, as determined by the manufacturer in the second section or fourth to eighth segment of the VIN. In order to identify the exact year in passenger cars and multipurpose passenger vehicles with a GVWR of 10, or less, one must read position 7 as well as position
Introduced to Europe in early and to North America inthe second generation Jetta proved to be a sales success for Volkswagen. Exterior dimensions increased in all directions. Overall length was up by millimetres 3. The suspension setup was basically unchanged from the first generation, although refined slightly, for example by the inclusion of a separate subframe for mounting the front control arms to help noise isolation, as well as improved rubber mountings for all components.
Aerodynamics improved considerably, with a drag coefficient of 0.
Cars built in Germany were assembled in a brand new at the time plant at Wolfsburg in Assembly Hall The plant was heavily robotised in an effort to make build quality more consistent.
Ina more advanced fully electronic fuel injection system became available.
This arrangement is known as the Digifant engine management system. Volkswagen Jetta 2 door saloon European specification Like the Mark 1, the second generation was offered as a two-door or four-door sedan.
External changes throughout the series' run were few: InVolkswagen of America held a contest to find the diesel powered Volkswagen with the highest distance traveled on the original engine. Notable on this particular car was that it also had the original muffler despite being located in an area subject to road salt in the winter.
The Highway Loss Data Institute part of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found the injury and collision losses for the Jetta to be among the best of the small 4-door sedan category.
Earlier models had the dubious distinction of having an especially high rate of radio theft. To correct the problem, Volkswagen introduced a theft protection system to all cars.
When the power supply to the radio was removed, it automatically went into "safe" mode. When plugged back in, it would not work unless a secret code was entered.
This made it essentially useless to thieves, although provided a hassle to customers who misplaced their code card. The dealership maintains a database of codes, and can replace a lost code if the radio serial number is provided.
North America[ edit ] The Jetta did not differ greatly from its European twin at least as much as the Golf didbesides requirements such as bumpers, glass, etc. Also, North American models in general have a narrower range of specification available.
For example, most models had things like a bigger engine, full console, door panel pockets, velour seating, and, later on, power steering, height adjustable steering column, and tachometer, standard.
They also lacked some higher level options of European variants. The Jetta was perceived as slightly upmarket from the Golf. The level of features was always a step above the Golf standard passive restraint instandard power steering ininch wheels available for most years, etc. Canadian spec models were even better equipped.
Testing and review[ edit ] The car received generally positive reviews, with critics praising the car's excellent handling, as well as a roomier interior compared to the last generation. A number of reviews noted that the ride was stiff and busy, even though it did have good control typical of German cars.
Despite additional sound insulation, road noise was evident especially on coarse pavement. In appearance it looked like nothing more than a slightly sporting Jetta, but it was packed with highly refined technology for its time.
It was essentially a feasibility study for newly developed technology such as Anti-lock braking system and electric power steering. The engine was the familiar 1. In China, after a few facelifts throughout the years, the Jetta evolved into an independent model called the Jetta Night and the new model exclusive to China was developed based on the same platform as the Skoda Rapid and the new Volkswagen Santana.The 3-gear ATX transmission by Ford was used between the and production years.
As a front-wheel drive gearbox, this assembly was fitted on many sedans and coupe vehicles with I4 or V6 motors. For civil engineering, oil exploration or forestry, Unitruck is the ideal vehicle for survey crews who have work in difficult terrains.
The crew cab offers greater comfort than most vehicles on the market and dirty, wet or hazardous equipment can be safely carried in the pick-up section. VIN code T also designates a V6, the base engine in the Camaro/Firebird platform, and VIN code 8 is much better known as the L98 V8 TPI, standard in the Corvette and optional in the Camaro/Firebird platform.
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Free Shipping Offers are for Standard Ground Delivery service and are only valid for shipping addresses within the . American VIN format Ford does not directly encode the platform name in the VIN, although much other information is included there. Instead, the company uses a series number to identify a vehicle type.
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