1998 Volkswagen GTI User Reviews

1998 Volkswagen GTI Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 25 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 12 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"sound" 5 reviews
CONS
"small power" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"paint job" 2 reviews

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Brett writes:
1998 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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Very roomy for being so small, quick, sounds good with stock exuast, great styling.

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None that I can see

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1998 Vw Gti — Don't have a picture of mine up yet but I love it! The inside is in like new condition. The sound system is amazing! It cost close to $4000, the sound system I mean. Many upgrades, very quick. Fun car to drive as a stick. Designed beautifully. I love this car.

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Claire writes:
1998 Volkswagen GTI Base Review
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5

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Fun, Quirky, Efficient, Dependable

Cons

Nothing paint can't fix.

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A Driving Pleasure — Best VW out there. Exhilerating to drive, hugs curves, can stop on a dime. To me its a gorgeous vehicle, but its an acquired taste. Only issue is the typical VW rust spots. Bought it used expecting to have a few of the usual issues with it; over 10,000 miles later it hasn't let me down once.

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Don writes:
1998 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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4

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handling, amazing sound

Cons

went through 4 coil packs in 50K miles

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Best Gti I Owned! — This one was a real sleeper. Traded it for the Passat. Big mistake - should have kept it!

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freggum210 writes:
1998 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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4

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Great car to learn how to drive a manual in.

Cons

The interior could of had more luxurious features.

freggum210
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I Love This Car, Couldnt Of Had A Better First Car. — This is my First car and its perfect for me. I recommend this car to almost anyone who is looking for a fun and practical first car. Or if you looking for a fun every day driver, that gets mpg. But if you really like this car and the way it handles but you want a little more luxury I would recommend you to purchase a Mk4 gti Vr6.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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memery126 writes:
1998 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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4

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sick

Cons

nothing

memery126
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Mk3vr6 — 1998 VW MK3 VR6 This car was very fun to drive and had a deep exhaust note that i will never forget. The experience is difficult to put into words, but driving this car made the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Dont get me wrong it was no race car, it never even went down the track, but having never owned or even driven a car with the force and power this beast of a vr6, it gave me chills. Next will be the r32, but not just yet. This car had: Neuspeed P-Flow Chip Neuspeed Downpipe Neuspeed Cat Back Exhaust Custom 18" rims/tires BMW Sytle Angel Eyes Halo Headlights w/ Eyelids Euro Style Debadged grill, w/ vr6 Emblem Insert Euro Style License Plate she is no longer with us. my friend flipped it w/ me in a passenger. were both fine, somehow.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Tina writes:
1998 Volkswagen GTI Base Review
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5

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its a brilliant and very comfortable car

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common

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A Brilliant Motor!!! — this car shocked me i thought it wud be really slow but acceleration is not too bad!! it looks great and is so comfortable!! and the best thing about it the reason i still got it is it trouble free motoring!!!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Ahmed writes:
1998 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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5

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All the WOrk i did to her engine, tranny and suspension

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heater core does not work   no heat brrrr

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Carolina — I love that my car puts a smile on my face every time i put my foot on the gas. She is my morning coffee. Vr6 engine is the best sounding engine ever created period!!! Real men drive stick shift!! And women who drive stick shift is SOo sexy

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Larry writes:
1998 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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4

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torque

Cons

expensive repairs

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Awesome Car — torquey v6 in a hatchback, sicckk. reliability not so good. 177 hp 170 ft. lb. torque. very fun car to drive. repairs can be expensive. 23 mpg on average. fun to cruise at 90 mph. capable of reaching 550 hp

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Stephen writes:
1998 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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fast, fun, easy

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how much oil

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Step Car To A Faster One — like the speed, hate changing the oil, needs better body work, and some points on the car rust easily, its fairly cheap to maintain as long as you get one that wasn't driven too hard, and it drives very easy

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Cosden writes:
1998 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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Engine, Durability.

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Appearance, some parts are hard to get.

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Buy This. — Wonderful engine, and very very very very durable. The appearance is lacking beetity but is very functional and is not disgusting. The powerful VR6 is perfect for backroad cruising, highway driving, and yes, racing. Wonderful car in general. DO NOT GET THIS CAR (GTI VR6) AFTER 2002!!! 2003 models and up are known to have major problems and are a hassle. GET THIS CAR.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2010 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

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