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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDi TurbodieselReview
mastroadam writes:
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Economical — Awesome gas mileage, long range. Not the quickest but not terrible. The turbo isn't the greatest when converting to waste veggie oil. Very tiny car, riders over 6 foot tall hate it. Seats are uncomfortable, never could get used to them.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fuel economy

Cons: Proformance

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLSReview
p0teet1 writes:
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I Dont Know — every thing that this car has in it has almost hit what i paid for it. and its been a great car until its time to put parts into it. then the costs start to rise extremely quickly and i dont have the funds to keep putting into it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: the fuel economy, the handling.

Cons: the cost of repairing the car.

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLSReview
Rach writes:
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The Most Unreliable Car I've Ever Had. Very Touchy. — After buying it with around 70,000 miles I then had to get it fixed immediately ($600) because check engine light came on, really hard to pass emissions bc check engine light was hard to keep off, trans would pop out of reverse (stick shift) and would grind gears really bad, over the course of a few years all the power windows motors went out except for the sunroof, electricity was horrible! My car alarm would go off out of nowhere WHILE DRIVING, if you pressed one of the interior automatic door lock buttons; all locks would go down and when you opened the door: car alarm went off again! Windows kept falling off the track and falling into the doorframe........the list could go on and on! This was the coolest but WORST car I have ever had. Would never buy it again. Don't recommend this year at all. I've broken down in it MANY TIMES on busy roads. Don't buy it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Cool little car, HUGE trunk which I loved, seats were comfy, sunroof, mine was a manual which was nice, roomy.

Cons: Unreliable, touchy, electricity/wiring bad, check engine light always on, transmission's reverse would pop out of gear every time you reversed, car alarm would go off all the time.  

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLReview
Matt writes:
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The Vdub! — Decent car, but nothing special. Can be fun to drive as it handles well overall. That being said there is very little pick-up from the 2.0L engine, either a VR6 or a turbo on this car would be a nice touch. I am seriously considering turboing this car even though it is my winter beater.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Tow Hook and NEWGUY stickers

Cons: the rust

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLSReview
Jacob writes:
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Get It If You Like It, But Do Your Homework. — Performance wasn't an issue, but also not a selling point. It wasn't necessarily slow, but you weren't going to impress anybody. The one I had came with fairly high miles, some rust, and a lot of issues that were kind of half-assed fixed so that they could sell the car. I bought it in the middle of the winter, snow and ice clinging to it, at night. Stupid, costly mistake. It's a really conservative looking car, but mk3 vws are cool by me. You can buy them pretty cheaply but spend more if you are going to get a lower-mile car or a car with less problems.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The times when it ran without needing something fixed, it took good care of me.

Cons: Constantly in need of repair, kind of boring.

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6Review
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Fun Car To Drive — Just got this car 2 weeks ago, used obviously. It handles great with 123k on it, there are some electrical issues, ac issues (haven't looked into it yet) theres a dent on side. The alignment is off.That being said, I knew all that before I bought the car and I still feel like it was a steal. The car handles amazing, the engine is fantastic, 172 hp amazing, sound system is fantatastic with Bose speakers. Has a very nice look to it. Very sporty, very spacious inside and trunk.

Pros: Handles well, great sound, spacious inside and trunk, very comfortable ride

Cons: electrical issues, not great on gas

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLSReview
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Overall A Good Vehicle With Large Trunk Space — This has been a good car for me except for the cruise control quit working within a year of purchasing the car from the dealership. I also have had problems with the electric windows (the regulators break) I never roll down the rear windows and both of them have broke and the window just fall down. I have also had intermittent problems with the ignition. Sometimes while driving at night the headlights go out and windshield wipers quit working due to the ignition, if I wiggle the key they come back on.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: has never broke down and left me stranded even though I  have not maintained the engine in regularly

Cons: poorly designed electric window regulators

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLReview
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Thee Roadrunners Car! — I love my car! It's in the best condition I have seen. That's because I take really good care of it and always have. It pays for itself that way. Have done alot of upgrades to it. Enough to make it the VR6 and more.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: The way it looks.

Cons: Some of the maintenance it required.

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6Review
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Alll The Features Of It's Day! — Drives well. Brakes and corners well. Solid built like all volkswagens. Starting to lose a little with age, but still can pick up and move when it needs to. Total young people car! spoiler, etc. Also has cd changer in trunk.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Sporty

Cons: Getting Older

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDi TurbodieselReview
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Excellent Commuter Car. — Very good, reliable small city car. very high fuel economy. Peppi performance up to 30 MPH, excellent handling and braking. not to good on trips over 100 mi., it would beat you up. Timing belts are expensive to replace. Maintenance cost are low, but finding the proper oil was some times hard, as are fuel filters if a dealer is not close, and not all dealers stock them. Needs to be driver over 50 mi. regularly to keep the turbo operating at peak efficiency.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Low cost of operation.

Cons: None

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