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
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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Displaying 21 - 30 of 40 1998 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

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

85

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

25

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

65

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

Pros

Everything

Cons

Nothing

55

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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Lalo writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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3

Pros

Good acceleration, good engine.

Cons

Handling, interior.

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1998 Vw Jetta — My mom owns one of these, aside from the fact that the previous owners never realy cared for its maintenance, I believe it's a good car, it still has pretty good acceleration. The only bad thing, just like all older VWs, the materials used for the inside, ugly. It is fun to drive, this one my mom has, has wider tires than the average Jetta I believe, but I don't know if it's that, but the handling is not that good. When it comes to gas, it's definately a saver, 4 cyl.

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Compact, Convenient And Comfortable By maverick111

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Great Car For Most People By tdub_birytx

2011 Jetta does lots of things well. Good on fuel economy, looks great, handles better and has a surprisingly spacious interior. I am 6'2 and am comfortable driving the car. The trunk is also a lot bi... Read More

Awesome...love The New Design By Leonizmo

Great car, my wife love it. We take it out for road trip all the time. Great on gas mileage, the awesome thing is you only have to do maintenance once in 10k miles. Only the coat of it lol Read More

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Nice Little Car By Robert

No issues with the mechanics of the car however the radio issues and lack of VW support leaves something to be desired. Great car for a small family or to cart around yourself and a few friends aweso... Read More

Impressive Work From Vw By majid1333

This was not the first option when I was searching for a car. I was looking for the ideal size, performance, options, comfort, economy and engineering. Guess what, I found it. The warranty was also g... Read More

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Fantastic Car! By csmtaylor

I really enjoyed owning this car! The look and comfort are great and the fuel milage on the highway averaged between 500 and 600 miles per tank. I plan on buying another Jetta TDI as soon as I find th... Read More

Cool Mom Car By RoanMissKitty

I would own another one for sure. I like my sun roof and it does pretty good in snow. I wish parts weren't so expensive and oil changes were cheaper. But, car is very reliable and I have not had any... Read More

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