1998 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

1998 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 41 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
"ride" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 8 reviews
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews

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Luke writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GT Review
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3

Pros

It's good on Gas

Cons

It's not fast at all

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If You Want To Save Gas Money But Have Some Driving Fun, Its A Pretty Good Car. — Well, being a BMW man myself, I wondered if it was wrong for me to purchase a VW, but after some long hard thought, I have come to a conclusion...... ITS NOT! Now if I bought a Benz, it would be a different story. The car looks alright, I do love the half "smoked" tail lights that came with it, and its not the ugliest thing out there at all. It was not built to look like a super car, so its not to bad for what it is. The Build Quality seems good for now, but i did buy this off a friend who treated it like his 4th child, so I will see how the car lasts in the future. Its only pumping 115hp, but it was not built to be fast. It takes corners pretty well for a family car, and with the 5speed, its still fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Hooker writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Review
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3

Pros

has never broke down and left me stranded even though I  have not maintained the engine in regularly

Cons

poorly designed electric window regulators

Hooker
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Overall A Good Vehicle With Large Trunk Space — This has been a good car for me except for the cruise control quit working within a year of purchasing the car from the dealership. I also have had problems with the electric windows (the regulators break) I never roll down the rear windows and both of them have broke and the window just fall down. I have also had intermittent problems with the ignition. Sometimes while driving at night the headlights go out and windshield wipers quit working due to the ignition, if I wiggle the key they come back on.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Amy writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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4

Pros

The way it looks.

Cons

Some of the maintenance it required.

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Thee Roadrunners Car! — I love my car! It's in the best condition I have seen. That's because I take really good care of it and always have. It pays for itself that way. Have done alot of upgrades to it. Enough to make it the VR6 and more.

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

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Charles writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDi Turbodiesel Review
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4

Pros

Low cost of operation.

Cons

None

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Excellent Commuter Car. — Very good, reliable small city car. very high fuel economy. Peppi performance up to 30 MPH, excellent handling and braking. not to good on trips over 100 mi., it would beat you up. Timing belts are expensive to replace. Maintenance cost are low, but finding the proper oil was some times hard, as are fuel filters if a dealer is not close, and not all dealers stock them. Needs to be driver over 50 mi. regularly to keep the turbo operating at peak efficiency.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Eric writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDi Turbodiesel Review
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4

Pros

overall a good car. good acceleration for a 4 door, and great fuel economy, no matter how you drove it

Cons

interior build quality was sub-par, and lots of stuff broke that shouldn't have even been an issue

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This Is A Review Title — Overall a great car. Had a great get up and go with the turbocharged Diesel engine in it. Interior build quality though, left a lot to be desired, being mostly plastic. I had a number of things just come off in daily use.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Delano writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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4

Pros

Very Nice. Can Easily Be Tuned.

Cons

Idk lol

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The Old Faithful. First Real Problem I Had With This Car. — Performance- Okay. Not Too Fast And Not To Slow. Build Quality- Needs Engine Repair And Body Repairs. Apperance- Bad At The Moment. Paint Peeling Off. Bad Bumpers. Needs New Head Lights. Fun Factor- It Was Fun When It Was Working.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Seldon writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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4

Pros

Gas mileage

Cons

power

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Vw 98 Jetta — The gas mileage is amazing. i live in an area where there are a lot of 50-65 mph roads and drive in 5th most everywhere and get around 35-40 mpg. If it had more power it would be nice, but the handling is superb.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Claude writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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5

Pros

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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Stephen writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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5

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Everything

Cons

Nothing

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Awesomeness — I love this car it has power and good traction. It goes around a corner better then most cars. It's pretty cheap to maintain if nothing breaks. So if you are looking for a good car Volkswagen is the way to go.

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Ali writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Review
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5

Pros

everything

Cons

small drink holders

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----- — 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 these Jettas, they'll take care of you for a looong time. I fill my take for under 20$ and get 33+ mpg. Has a little 2.0 L engine, but plenty of room to add on. Clutch needs replaced, but heck; it's the original. By far one of the funnest cars I've ever driven and I'm proud to own one. (:

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Bought a used car from a dealer with $15000. It's a decent car. The suspension sucks. The look is great. Anything else is normal. The trunk is very spacious. All in all, it's a very decent car with t... Read More

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Great Economy Car By Jason

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This is a really great car that looks great and is very fun to drive. The car handles like a dream and gets pretty good gas mileage. The heated seats are a plus to! Very reliable and I'd keep mine ... Read More

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