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Average User Score
4.2 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 40 reviews
1998 Volkswagen Jetta Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 40 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
How To Reset Radio From Security On 1998 Jetta Tdi?
Vw stock radio in 1998 jetta tdi appears to be locked out ,turns on but no sound from any function tuner cassette,or tape?
I Have A Vw Jetta And Like A Few Weeks Ago I Ran It Really Low On Oil Becau...
98 Vw Jetta Wolfsburg Wont Start
Recently had oil and trans fluid changed. while doing this they knocked off the speedo cable. they put it back on. 2 days later it wouldn't start I opened the hood and found a ratchet on my selin...
Why Is My 98 Jetta Reving Highbut Barely Accelerates
i press on the gas petal and it revs really high however i can barely get the car to go please help