1998 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

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GL
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GLS
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GLX VR6
5 national listings
GT
3 national listings
K2
TDi Turbodiesel
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Wolfsburg
5 national listings

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4.15 stars

Based on 41 reviews

Great Sporty Fun Car To Drive by Josh
 — A little more expensive than most cars to maintain, but well worth it when you drive it! Only problems I've had are wear items, belt(chain), suspension, exhaust. Very fun and sporty car, would recom... Read More
----- by Ali
 — Bought with 112k miles on it (now has 120k) and clearly has many more to go. Mint, clean, well taken care for, no rust, and no real problems that couldn't be an easy fix. If you take care of one of th... Read More
Great Car And Very Fun To Drive by Jake
 — My VW Jetta GLX was an amazing car!. The 2.8L VR6 is one of the best V6 engines today. Its 172hp engine is pretty quick off the line. The 5spd manual makes it even more fun to drive. Although it has a... Read More

1998 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta

For 1998, Volkswagen made some changes to its lineup of special-edition Jettas. The Jazz and Trek, available the previous year, were gone. New to the lineup was the Jetta K2, designed to appeal to winter sports enthusiasts. It came with either skis or a snowboard, special upholstery and gauges, and an upgraded stereo system, among other special features. In addition, the Wolfsburg Edition returned to the lineup.

The Jetta K2, as well as the Wolfsburg Edition, the base-model Jetta GL, the sporty Jetta GT, and the higher-end Jetta GLS, came with a 115-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that had been the workhorse of the Jetta fleet for a number of years. It was linked to a five-speed manual transmission, which was standard. A four-speed automatic was optional.

Also in the lineup was the Jetta GLX, which was equipped with a 172-hp, 2.8-liter V6 engine and came with a full range of standard features, including a power sunroof, air conditioning, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, antilock brakes, a Bose audio system, and a sport-tuned suspension.

Drivers had mixed opinions of the 1998 Jetta. Some offered high praise for the car, citing its roominess, reliability, handling, and performance as positive points. Others were less than enthusiastic about their cars, noting a lack of quality and the need for numerous repairs.

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I Am Looking At Buying A 1998 Vw Jetta 2.0 Liter! It Turns Over But Wont St...

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Warm Engine Oil Light

so for some reason my car over heated about a week ago i parked it checked it out fluids wer low. after that it seemed to get warm fast but never over heat. now when i drive it for about 20 minutes ...

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Why Wont My Car Start Unless I Pop Start It?

ive replaced the plugs, wires, cap, rotor, coil ignition control module, started, and crank sensor. and for some reason it still wont start on its own. but when i pop start it, you cant tell anythin...

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Vr6?

whats the difference with the vr6

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