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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Displaying 31 - 40 of 41 1998 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

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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Jose writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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5

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everything

Cons

none

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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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Kent writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Review
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5

Pros

Fun to drive

Cons

Not AWD

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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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Erin writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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5

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Power. Leather. Massage table fit in the trunk (along with room for a couple people). Fun to drive.

Cons

It's in bits and pieces now.

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Our Relationship Was Cut Short — I loved my little car! It had just enough power to play around, but not enough to get me in trouble. Looks like someone else liked my car just as much since they decided to help themselves to it!

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David writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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5

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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.

35

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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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.

35

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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Blake writes:
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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3

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runs good

Cons

its a ricer

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Bought It For One Hundred Dollars — the one i have dosent have reverse, and the driver window dosent roll up but a very dependable car, when i bought it, it had a whole bunch of MSD Ignition stuff all over the engine compartment, not letting it run right so i took it all off and overhauled the engine and now it runs like a champ

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