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Average User Score
4.1 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 42 reviews
1998 Volkswagen Jetta Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 42 reviews
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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Volkswagen Jetta Questions
Jetta With V6 Will Not Run With Engine Light Off But After Sits Awhile The ...
I just bought a 98 5speed Jetta but it won't shift into reverse
If Put Key In Ignition And Turn, Makes Click Sound, New Battery
When put key in ignition, all lights on dash comes when turning key. makes click sound engine not turning. new battery.
Where Is The Fuel Filter
where is the fuel filter on 1998 Jetta GL with 2.0 liter engine I found the fuel pump under the back seat
No Crank No Start
So I had my clutch replaced and about 2 days to a week later my car wouldn't start or turn over. It wouldn't jump start only pop start. (I have a brand new battery) I then bought a new starter and...