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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Stephen writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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5

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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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Amelia writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Review
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4

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

Cons

too costly for constant repairs

65

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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Ali writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Review
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5

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everything

Cons

small drink holders

45

----- — 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

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Good acceleration, good engine.

Cons

Handling, interior.

65

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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Sébastien writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GT Review
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4

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Great car, sturdy, amazing handling, good acceleration and decent brakes

Cons

Costly repairs

35

1998 Vw Jetta Gt 4d Auto — The '98 Jetta GT is a sturdy car good acceleration (it revs high), brakes might take some time to get used to as it's not as sensitive as the jap makes, great handling (it's a heavy car, so it won't get pushed around if there's a lot of wind while driving), comfort is better than the japanese makes. Downside is the maintenance and parts when it breaks down which are pretty expensive. I suggest this car to anyone who has knowledge in fixing cars or else it could cost you an arm and a leg. But apart for the repairs it's a great car, I personnally love it I've done lots of trips with it and the trunk is amazingly huge, I just wish it wouldn't be so costly on the repairs...

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Jose writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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5

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everything

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none

35

A Mad_beast — The best car ive ever seen mine was moded so it was a beast ive taken the control of several cars like AUDI TT, S3 SPORT, Porsche Caiman, Mercedez Benz 230 kompressor, BMW 318, 325, and some more beatiful machines, but that JETTA... -Accel wasnt good, but over 3th gear it was a mad beast, handling=balance, breaking good enough to stay alive -no repairs needed -i was in love -it does not consume gas it fluhes -pretty funny.... beautiful sound by the way

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Mike writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDi Turbodiesel Review
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4

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mileage, sturdy

Cons

expensive repairs, fuel cost

35

Average — Slow acceleration, brakes work wonders, handling is good if your suspension is in good shape (mine is not anymore). I just replaced the head gasket, It needs a new MAF and new struts. Looks like a nerd car, but it is. Diesel is crazy expensive but it gets 50miles/gallon, parts aren't cheap either.

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Kent writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Review
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5

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Fun to drive

Cons

Not AWD

85

Vw 1998 Jetta Wolfsburg — If you want a good VW, this is it. The Wolfsburg models are usually a little cheaper than the VR6 models, but come with all the best upgrades--better stereo, cloth racing seats, spolier, moonroof. Powertrain-2.0L 4-cyl suited with a 5spd. Runs strong with plenty of highend torque. Body-4-dr Red with Black cloth interior. I love driving with the sunroof open. Costs- Great on gas (avg.30-35mpg) Mostly cheap to repair. Easy to work on.

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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.

55

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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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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This is our go to town car. Had it 2 years. Changes the oil, free at dealer, and no trouoble. except for inability to change the clock time this year. Now for a trip to the dealer since it is still in... Read More

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Super pleased with economy - I drive mostly highway, mostly 75-80 mph and average over 40 mpg. This is reason I bought the car - as I drive 120 miles to/from work. Great stereo, nice comfort, ve... Read More

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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Amazing car! Fun to drive around for daily commutes and even better for long road trips with good friends. I have driven this car through the best and worst weather conditions and it has kept powering... Read More

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I loved that this car was under $20k brand new. I also liked that it came with black interior for a white car. The best thing about this car was that all windows rolled up/down with one click. I went ... Read More

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Great Student Car By Ginese1

This car was the perfect pick for my daughter, she learned to drive with my Volvo SUV, then my Passat. These were a little big for her and harder to navigate parking situations. I surprised her with... Read More

Great Value By Jonesb930

Overall I am happy that I purchased this car. I am at 100K and ready to trade it in but have been hesitating since it was such a great car overall. I have driven a newer model Passat during the last s... Read More

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