1998 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

1998 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 40 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 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: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"power" 17 reviews
"ride" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 8 reviews
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews
"expensive part" 2 reviews

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Nick writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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4

Pros

Good gas mileage with enough power to still have fun

Cons

expensive parts

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It's Easily Capable Of Hitting The 600+ Marker — I love this car, hands down. real nice smooth acceleration, shifts beautifully. Nice top end of 130mph. really easy to work on for the most part. some awkward bolt choices sometimes but plenty of room to work. haven't had too much maintenance problems although window motors are definitely a problem. other then your basics (oil change, brakes, belts, etc.) I haven't really had to fix anything other then the windows and thermostat housing and a fuse in my AC system. Hella fun to drive, definitely a very underestimated beast. nothing better then smoking some fool while getting 28 mpgs. not to mention it's just sexy, straight out.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alexander writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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4

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Feel the power of the VR6 and if you keep it nice and clean, it will be a good looking car.

Cons

Known for electrical problem, its a Dub.

55

Will Never Trade Cars Or Leave Dubs. — VR6 is all i got to say, got to go low and slow but mean and fast when Civics mess with you, looks good simple and clean done right with the right rims and exterior work. My car is in very good condition for being 12 years old paint is in good condition, if you just keep up with the car it will love you back.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Amelia writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Review
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4

Pros

Fun to drive, good gas milage, easy replaceable parts (lights, wipers, etc.)  Looks good in general

Cons

too costly for constant repairs

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Volkswagans Not For Me. . . — Bought the car right out of college with 108K on it. I loved the manual transmission, gas mileage, handling, and virtually everything about the car. The trouble came with all the repairs it required: clutch, radiator, muffler, defrost button (weird, I know), 2 window regulators, stereo (stupid lock code!), windshield wiper blade motor, and the idler pulley. The timing belt was starting to go when I got rid of it. So much fun to drive, but not worth the headache of repairs.

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Josh writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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5

Pros

Everything that has to do with driving it, looks great too.

Cons

Slightly larger maintenance cost.

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Great Sporty Fun Car To Drive — 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 recommend one to anybody who loves to drive! Fast car, and still gets 32 mpg...MAX, going 55 on the highway, of course, but still. 24-25 mpg city driving, unless you get on the gas, which is very tempting in this car (in which case you would get about 22-23 mpg, still not horrible). The engine noise is phenomenal, magnaflow makes that even better ; ) Overall, LOVE the car!

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Dan writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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5

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Fast,Powerful, Reliable

Cons

had a few electrical problems

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98 Jetta Glx Vr6 — Overall this is an amazing car. I've only had it a few months but i'm in love with it already. Lots of power, compact yet spacious, great handling, and amazing build quality.

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Joe writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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5

Pros

everything!! one of my favorite cars that i've ever owned.

Cons

a little too much torque steer on hard acceleration, weak head gasket, and the 5 disk cd changer was junk

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Awesome Car Should Have Never Sold It.....::wipes Away A Tear:: — the vr6 provided plenty of power, and it handled like a dream. it had every power option except heated seats. it was black with black leather seats, a very sharp looking car. the only problem was when it blew a head gasket (the old vr6 enginges are known for that). it was a real pain to fix because of the lack of room. later i found out that it's only a hand full of bolts to take the whole front end off.(oh well)

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Ben writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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4

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Handles well, great sound, spacious inside and trunk, very comfortable ride

Cons

electrical issues, not great on gas

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Fun Car To Drive — Just got this car 2 weeks ago, used obviously. It handles great with 123k on it, there are some electrical issues, ac issues (haven't looked into it yet) theres a dent on side. The alignment is off.That being said, I knew all that before I bought the car and I still feel like it was a steal. The car handles amazing, the engine is fantastic, 172 hp amazing, sound system is fantatastic with Bose speakers. Has a very nice look to it. Very sporty, very spacious inside and trunk.

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AJDavis writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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3

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Sporty

Cons

Getting Older

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Alll The Features Of It's Day! — Drives well. Brakes and corners well. Solid built like all volkswagens. Starting to lose a little with age, but still can pick up and move when it needs to. Total young people car! spoiler, etc. Also has cd changer in trunk.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Joe writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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5

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solid,safe, its a VW

Cons

n/a

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40 Mpg Daily Driver With Over 400000 Kms And Reg Maintanece — One of the best car I have ever owned , I sold it with 287000 kms on it. Talked to the owners friend and it now has over 400000 kms. The car only needed regular maintenance and the heater core was replaced at 275000 kms.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jake writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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5

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great engine, fun to drive, comfortable

Cons

not so great gas mileage

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Great Car And Very Fun To Drive — 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 sporty suspension, it feels soft which in normal driving situations its fantastic. The only thing that is wrong with the car is that it doesnt get that good of gas mileage. 19 city/26 highway. But overall it is a fantastic car and one of the best looking cars on the road today.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Nice Little Car By Robert

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