The seat fabric in the Trek Edition Jetta (which was joined by a Trek Edition Golf in 1997) showed stick-figure athletes being sporty, against a backdrop of extremely 80s-looking pastel-colored geometric shapes.
The bicycle racks are gone now, as is the Trek bicycle itself, but the Trek badging tells us that this is a very rare junkyard find.
Few thieves bothered to steal factory audio equipment by this time, but the German manufacturers still included frustrating anti-theft code features in their radios. If you can't find the code in a junkyard car, you probably won't be able to make the radio work.
Manual transmissions in European cars were still commonplace in 1996, though you can see the decline of the three-pedal American-market German car when you look at junkyard inmates made a few years later.
The Jetta Shepherd looked like a fine idea.