Originally Posted by PaulGinAZ
Oh and for the record the engine underneath the hood of that car is not an ABA engine code. The ABA engine was only found in the Mk3 generation of the Golfs and Jettas and was an 8v non-interference engine. Yours is a 9a code 2.0 16v motor which is an interference engine (the valves will kiss the pistons if the belt is not changed in the proper time and usage intervals).
Definitely wrong. I had a 96 and it was the ABA. However, the intake plenum was different between some of the models.