1998 Volkswagen Passat Overview

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4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo Sedan
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4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo Wagon
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4.35 stars

Based on 18 reviews

I Love Passat!!! by Mehmet
 — It has a 150 hp 1.8 turbo engine.yeah i love my car.It can accelerate to 100 km less than 8.5 seconds.It's a veryy gun tu drive.Thank you.IT is a very high quality carMy daddy oened it for 2 years (2... Read More
Awesome Bang-for-your-buck by Peter
 — Accelration is awesome, braking is also awesome, soft suspension so cornering is not as fast as it could go, but still quick enough to beat my mates in corollas and pulsars. Slight dent, but I want ... Read More
Good Car by Jennifer-Laura
 — Nice looking car. I've owned mine for just under 2 years now and never had any problems with it. It's the first car I've owned so the insurance was very expensive, though it's gone down quite a bit no... Read More

1998 Volkswagen Passat Overview

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1998 Volkswagen Passat

All-new for 1998, the Volkswagen Passat shared a platform with the Audi A4, and in fact borrowed a number of other elements from its higher-end cousin, which also is owned by VW. Slightly larger (by about four inches) than its predecessor, the new Passat was available in two trim packages, the GLS and the GLX.

The base GLS sedan came with two engine options -- a 1.8-liter, 150-hp 4-cylinder and a 2.8-liter V6 that generated 190 hp. (Both engines were borrowed from Audi.) The top-of-the-line GLX sedan also came with the 2.8-liter V6, while a Passat wagon was available only with the 4-cylinder engine. A five-speed manual transmission was standard, while optional equipment included a four-speed automatic transmission with the Tiptronic feature, which enabled drivers to manually shift, depending on conditions.

The list of standard features for the 1998 Passat was fairly extensive, and included front and side airbags, air conditioning, power windows, power brakes, power door locks, daytime running lights, cruise control, a trip computer, a keyless entry system, an anti-theft alarm system, anti-lock brakes, and an eight-speaker AM/FM/cassette audio system. The GLX package added leather seats and a sunroof, among other features.

Generally, drivers appreciated the Passat's handling, styling, spaciousness, and comfort, though many pointed out that their cars required frequent and expensive repairs.

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My 98 Vw Passat 1.8l Won't Start.

My 98 vw passat 1.8L won't start. The car sat for a bit, the alarm drained the battery all during winter. so it sat for like 4 months and thus that battery failed, apparently a cell collapsed. so i bo...

235 views with 2 answers (last answer 5 months ago)
ctryguy
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I Started My 98 Passant 1.8 Turbo This Morning And It Is Leaking Oil From A...

88 views with 1 answer (last answer 7 months ago)
drumandharp
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What Is The Proceedure To Replace The O Ring And Gasket On The Oil Filter H...

My oil filter housing is leaking really bad.

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alozzzcycol
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How Can I Use My Car Radio Whose Code Number Is Lost

I bought your former Passat car from Hoffman motors in Germany. Since I bought it I have not been able to use the radio because I do not have the code number.it was under the list of table of contents...

96 views with 1 answer (last answer 10 months ago)
Paula Curran
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How Do I Get My Car Started?

My battery died. While connected with cables for jump, I tried to start my car. Wow.... my car alarm wont let me pass. It goes off every time. So how do I get my car started?

242 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)