1998 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

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    Displaying 11 - 20 of 42 1998 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

    1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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    55

    Will Never Trade Cars Or Leave Dubs. — VR6 is all i got to say, got to go low and slow but mean and fast when Civics mess with you, looks good simple and clean done right with the right rims and exterior work. My car is in very good condition for being 12 years old paint is in good condition, if you just keep up with the car it will love you back.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Feel the power of the VR6 and if you keep it nice and clean, it will be a good looking car.

    Cons: Known for electrical problem, its a Dub.

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    1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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    35

    40 Mpg Daily Driver With Over 400000 Kms And Reg Maintanece — One of the best car I have ever owned , I sold it with 287000 kms on it. Talked to the owners friend and it now has over 400000 kms. The car only needed regular maintenance and the heater core was replaced at 275000 kms.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: solid,safe, its a VW

    Cons: n/a

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    1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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    85

    It's Easily Capable Of Hitting The 600+ Marker — I love this car, hands down. real nice smooth acceleration, shifts beautifully. Nice top end of 130mph. really easy to work on for the most part. some awkward bolt choices sometimes but plenty of room to work. haven't had too much maintenance problems although window motors are definitely a problem. other then your basics (oil change, brakes, belts, etc.) I haven't really had to fix anything other then the windows and thermostat housing and a fuse in my AC system. Hella fun to drive, definitely a very underestimated beast. nothing better then smoking some fool while getting 28 mpgs. not to mention it's just sexy, straight out.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good gas mileage with enough power to still have fun

    Cons: expensive parts

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    1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDi Turbodiesel Review
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    25

    This Is A Review Title — Overall a great car. Had a great get up and go with the turbocharged Diesel engine in it. Interior build quality though, left a lot to be desired, being mostly plastic. I had a number of things just come off in daily use.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: overall a good car. good acceleration for a 4 door, and great fuel economy, no matter how you drove it

    Cons: interior build quality was sub-par, and lots of stuff broke that shouldn't have even been an issue

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    1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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    Great Car And Very Fun To Drive — My VW Jetta GLX was an amazing car!. The 2.8L VR6 is one of the best V6 engines today. Its 172hp engine is pretty quick off the line. The 5spd manual makes it even more fun to drive. Although it has a sporty suspension, it feels soft which in normal driving situations its fantastic. The only thing that is wrong with the car is that it doesnt get that good of gas mileage. 19 city/26 highway. But overall it is a fantastic car and one of the best looking cars on the road today.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: great engine, fun to drive, comfortable

    Cons: not so great gas mileage

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    1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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    35

    Great Car But Kak To Pay For — you pay a large price for parts and fuel bills. but really its all worth it once you put your foot down and you hear that v6 shout and see the horizon show up in a rapid motion,plus its nice having all the extras you get from having the executive model

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: power,luxury, its a vr6!

    Cons: engine part prices

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    1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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    The Old Faithful. First Real Problem I Had With This Car. — Performance- Okay. Not Too Fast And Not To Slow. Build Quality- Needs Engine Repair And Body Repairs. Apperance- Bad At The Moment. Paint Peeling Off. Bad Bumpers. Needs New Head Lights. Fun Factor- It Was Fun When It Was Working.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Very Nice. Can Easily Be Tuned.

    Cons: Idk lol

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    1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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    95

    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

    Pros: Gas mileage

    Cons: power

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    1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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    35

    Jus Perfect For Me — acceleration stunna....top speed-hmmmmm brakes walai one tym..de jetta is one o vw's greatest investments...wit de 98's body weight n style makes acceleration jus great n balances with handlin at wild speed limits jus perfect...sway from lane to lane n u gon feel de heaviness n accelerate n u gon feel it lightness

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

    Pros: too many to list

    Cons: jus hate de air flow sys

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    1998 Volkswagen Jetta K2 Review
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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

    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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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    Excellent By Mannyhutch

    Great daily driver, very good on gas, reliable, comfortable, this is a car that any person that has a long daily commute will enjoy, best part is going to the gas pump and not spending too much to fil... Read More

    Great Daily Driver For The People Who Enjoy Driving By dustan

    Overall a great car, I enjoy every drive. The car is comfortable and efficient all while being completely sexy. The car can get out of its own way well and it a blast to drive at highway speeds. The a... Read More

    2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    Love Our Jetta By chuckcars

    This is our go to town car. Had it 2 years. Changes the oil, free at dealer, and no trouoble. except for inability to change the clock time this year. Now for a trip to the dealer since it is still in... Read More

    Very Happy With Car By Jcar

    Super pleased with economy - I drive mostly highway, mostly 75-80 mph and average over 40 mpg. This is reason I bought the car - as I drive 120 miles to/from work. Great stereo, nice comfort, ve... Read More

    2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    2012 Vw Jetta By Will

    Amazing car! Fun to drive around for daily commutes and even better for long road trips with good friends. I have driven this car through the best and worst weather conditions and it has kept powering... Read More

    Decent Car For A Decent Price By lemoffett

    I loved that this car was under $20k brand new. I also liked that it came with black interior for a white car. The best thing about this car was that all windows rolled up/down with one click. I went ... Read More

    2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

    This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

    2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

    This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

    2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    Great Student Car By Ginese1

    This car was the perfect pick for my daughter, she learned to drive with my Volvo SUV, then my Passat. These were a little big for her and harder to navigate parking situations. I surprised her with... Read More

    Great Value By Jonesb930

    Overall I am happy that I purchased this car. I am at 100K and ready to trade it in but have been hesitating since it was such a great car overall. I have driven a newer model Passat during the last s... Read More

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