1998 Volkswagen Jetta Overview


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1998 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

For 1998, Volkswagen made some changes to its lineup of special-edition Jettas. The Jazz and Trek, available the previous year, were gone. New to the lineup was the Jetta K2, designed to appeal to winter sports enthusiasts. It came with either skis or a snowboard, special upholstery and gauges, and an upgraded stereo system, among other special features. In addition, the Wolfsburg Edition returned to the lineup.

The Jetta K2, as well as the Wolfsburg Edition, the base-model Jetta GL, the sporty Jetta GT, and the higher-end Jetta GLS, came with a 115-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that had been the workhorse of the Jetta fleet for a number of years. It was linked to a five-speed manual transmission, which was standard. A four-speed automatic was optional.

Also in the lineup was the Jetta GLX, which was equipped with a 172-hp, 2.8-liter V6 engine and came with a full range of standard features, including a power sunroof, air conditioning, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, antilock brakes, a Bose audio system, and a sport-tuned suspension.

Drivers had mixed opinions of the 1998 Jetta. Some offered high praise for the car, citing its roominess, reliability, handling, and performance as positive points. Others were less than enthusiastic about their cars, noting a lack of quality and the need for numerous repairs.


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    Reverse Pops Out Over 2000 Rpms???

    I have a 98 vw Jetta gt 2.0 5 speed. The reverse works however it makes a wierd clunking noise/ wind-up noise if I'm backing up a hill I can't go over 2000 rpms or it pops out of gear into neutral ...

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    Please Help!

    Went to start the car today and it won't start. The radio and everything turned on, but it won't crank. It's been randomly stalling out. Asked a friend and they said that it was stalling because it...

    8 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    1998 Volkswagon Jetta Manual

    98 manual transmission Volkswagen jetta starts fine. Drove fine until last night . it will not go into gear or something will not move. Help

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    Hey guys, I have a 1995 VW cabrio with a 98 Jetta engine manual and recently I have not been able to drive my car because it has been "limping". Meaning when I drive I have to floor it just for it ...

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    Air Conditioning Compressor Replacement

    AC compressor unit slowly went out on my VW , can I just remove unit flush system and replace compressor with used one and be good ? Or do I need to replace other AC parts as well that flush won'...

    3 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)