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Average User Score
4.4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 16 reviews
1998 Volkswagen Golf Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 16 reviews
For 1998, Volkswagen scaled back its list of special-edition Golfs. The Jazz and Trek, available the previous year, were gone. Only the Golf K2, designed to appeal to winter sports enthusiasts, remained. It came with either skis or a snowboard, special upholstery and gauges, and an upgraded stereo system, among other special features.
The Golf K2, as well as the base-model GL and the higher-end Golf GTI, came with a 115-hp, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that had been the workhorse of the Golf fleet for a number of years. It was linked to a five-speed automatic transmission, which was standard. A four-speed automatic was optional. The GTI VR6, also part of the Golf lineup, received a 172-hp, 2.8-liter V6.
New for 1998 was the Volkswagen Golf Wolfsburg Edition, which came with air conditioning, a power moonroof, upgraded upholstery and gauges, foglights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an upgraded sound system.
Standard features for the Golf included power door locks, power brakes, power steering, dual airbags, and an anti-theft alarm system. The GTI and GTI VR6 added anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, a moonroof, and alloy wheels.
The 1998 Volkswagen Golf got enthusiastic high marks from many drivers, who thought the car was comfortable, handling, and fuel economy. A number of drivers, however, noted that the car needed frequent, and often expensive, repairs. The electrical system was noted as particularly problematic.
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Volkswagen Golf Questions
I Have A 1998 Golf K2 2.0. Front Power Windows Won't Work, Like There's No...
1998 Golf K2, 2.0. The front power windows suddenly stopped working. I've searched online for a diagram of the fuse/relay box to find out what controls the windows, but I've found at least 8 diffe...
What Do I Do If The Engine Is Skipping
Low speed skip in the engine
Automatic 98 Vw Golf Shift Cable Linkage Break
When I shift gears it is completely loose, stuck in the last gear it was in before the cable link broke. Do I have to buy a whole new cable or is there a part that will reattach it at the end?
I Wanna Install Led Lights Inside My Golf Mk3 1998.
what wire from the lightswitch should i plug them to so that the LED lights up at the same time as i put my headlights on?