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

User Reviews

Displaying 31 - 40 of 42 1998 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

Seldon writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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4

Pros

Gas mileage

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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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Roman writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta K2 Review
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4

Pros

It's a VDUB, there's nothing more to say.

Cons

Working on the engine can get a little irritating in some places.

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Jetta K2 — Very reliable car and has great gas mileage. I've since replaced the sway bay bushings, the suspension, brake calipers, rotors, coolant hoses, timing belt, and the window regulator for the passenger door. For a car that is almost 11 years old it's very reliable and everything works perfectly since the day I bought it. Has a good amount of torque from a small 2.0L engine and acceleration is descent for a an engine this small. The handling is alright but I wouldn't recommend it as a track car because of it's poor suspension geometry. Overall it's a very fun car to drive and would recommend this car to anyone looking for a cheap German engineered sedan.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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Lalo writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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3

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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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Jose writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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5

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everything

Cons

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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David writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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5

Pros

Hows 32 mpg average sound?  The 8 speaker factory stereo sounds great too - I have an integrated ipod adapter that takes place of the cd changer.

Cons

I burned out the check engine light.

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My Lil Jetta Iii Gl — 5spd 4cyl - 8speaker w/sunroof. This was my Jetta of choice, optioned exactly how I wanted it. I have 224k miles on it.

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Shawn writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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4
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Phizer Mobile — It's a mini go-kart and it goes like stink. :) What isn't great is the various problems it's starting to have. I have 130k+ miles on it, so things are starting to fail. Just didn't expect the bits that hold the windows in place to fail, allowing the windows to slowly sink into the doors.

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Rachel writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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5

Pros

Torque monster!!!!  It sounded pretty sweet too, even with stock exhaust.

Cons

Major coolant issues...one after another.

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Vr6 Says It All! — I loved this car. -Tokico suspension -Intake -MK4 Wolfsburg Ed. Rims -3rRacing Seats -Tenzo Steering wheel -VR lip Yum

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Javier writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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5

Pros

Cabin space, performance, you can trust it reliability for thousands of miles

Cons

Age

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The Best Jetta — Besides the fact that you never forget your first car (or was about girlfried?)... anyway, this is the best Jetta ever made, great performance, has owned for 135,000 Km and has never had a single failure and compared with the A4 versions, this one has a great space in the cabin and an awesome trunk space.

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Nora writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Review
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3

Pros

fast, reliable motor, good looking

Cons

horrible electronics, expensive fix, awkward trunk

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Good Looking & Expensive To Fix — I purchased this car from a Buy Here Pay Here and it seemingly ran fine. Everything in it worked properly and the motor ran like a dream. However everything electronic in it seemed to zap out. Once out it was way too complicated to fix & parts/labor was ridiculous. Although it was fast and I could rely on it motor wise...the offtrack window falling down in 20 degree weather was miserable.

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To Fast For Its Own Good Death Trap In The Wrong Hands! By Steven

well what can i say this little red monster was purchased from germany but did not run and had a poo 1.8 8v on carbs 115bhp after i got my hands on it and now it has a 1.8 20v turbo now 230 bhp and on... Read More

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The Car Is Prepared To Install Everything By Joel

is the best car I have. a great classic design, good build quality, low maintenance at low costs and engine that let do anything any upgrade is plug and play, the car is prepared to install everything... Read More

Little Jetta By Vytas

I love this car... I love all MKII Jetta's and Golf's. What i cas about this car? Build quality is i think is good, Spare Parts cheap, and you can get it in every car part's shop. This car usefull, yo... Read More

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Fun Car When It Was Running By Phatrick

I owned this car when it was 5-6 years until it was about 12-13 years. It was certainly a nice car to drive. It was quick and handled like it was on rails. The interior was well designed ergonomica... Read More

Great By Bryan

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