1998 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

1998 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 42 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: 4.1 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

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PROS
"power" 17 reviews
"fuel economy" 14 reviews
"ride" 13 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 9 reviews
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews

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Jake writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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great engine, fun to drive, comfortable

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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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mastroadam writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDi Turbodiesel Review
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Fuel economy

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mastroadam
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Economical — Awesome gas mileage, long range. Not the quickest but not terrible. The turbo isn't the greatest when converting to waste veggie oil. Very tiny car, riders over 6 foot tall hate it. Seats are uncomfortable, never could get used to them.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Claude writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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5

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too many to list

Cons

jus hate de air flow sys

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Jus Perfect For Me — acceleration stunna....top speed-hmmmmm brakes walai one tym..de jetta is one o vw's greatest investments...wit de 98's body weight n style makes acceleration jus great n balances with handlin at wild speed limits jus perfect...sway from lane to lane n u gon feel de heaviness n accelerate n u gon feel it lightness

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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p0teet1 writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Review
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4

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the fuel economy, the handling.

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the cost of repairing the car.

p0teet1
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I Dont Know — every thing that this car has in it has almost hit what i paid for it. and its been a great car until its time to put parts into it. then the costs start to rise extremely quickly and i dont have the funds to keep putting into it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ross writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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power,luxury, its a vr6!

Cons

engine part prices

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Great Car But Kak To Pay For — you pay a large price for parts and fuel bills. but really its all worth it once you put your foot down and you hear that v6 shout and see the horizon show up in a rapid motion,plus its nice having all the extras you get from having the executive model

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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AJDavis writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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Sporty

Cons

Getting Older

AJDavis
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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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Dan writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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Fast,Powerful, Reliable

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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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Nick writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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Good gas mileage with enough power to still have fun

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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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Ben writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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Handles well, great sound, spacious inside and trunk, very comfortable ride

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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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Joe writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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everything!! one of my favorite cars that i've ever owned.

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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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