1998 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

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Users ranked 1998 Volkswagen Jetta against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    Displaying 21 - 30 of 42 1998 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

    1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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    55

    Awesomeness — I love this car it has power and good traction. It goes around a corner better then most cars. It's pretty cheap to maintain if nothing breaks. So if you are looking for a good car Volkswagen is the way to go.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

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    1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Review
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    Volkswagans Not For Me. . . — Bought the car right out of college with 108K on it. I loved the manual transmission, gas mileage, handling, and virtually everything about the car. The trouble came with all the repairs it required: clutch, radiator, muffler, defrost button (weird, I know), 2 window regulators, stereo (stupid lock code!), windshield wiper blade motor, and the idler pulley. The timing belt was starting to go when I got rid of it. So much fun to drive, but not worth the headache of repairs.

    Pros: Fun to drive, good gas milage, easy replaceable parts (lights, wipers, etc.)  Looks good in general

    Cons: too costly for constant repairs

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    1998 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Review
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    55

    ----- — Bought with 112k miles on it (now has 120k) and clearly has many more to go. Mint, clean, well taken care for, no rust, and no real problems that couldn't be an easy fix. If you take care of one of these Jettas, they'll take care of you for a looong time. I fill my take for under 20$ and get 33+ mpg. Has a little 2.0 L engine, but plenty of room to add on. Clutch needs replaced, but heck; it's the original. By far one of the funnest cars I've ever driven and I'm proud to own one. (:

    Pros: everything

    Cons: small drink holders

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    1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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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.

    Pros: Good acceleration, good engine.

    Cons: Handling, interior.

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    1998 Volkswagen Jetta GT Review
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    1998 Vw Jetta Gt 4d Auto — The '98 Jetta GT is a sturdy car good acceleration (it revs high), brakes might take some time to get used to as it's not as sensitive as the jap makes, great handling (it's a heavy car, so it won't get pushed around if there's a lot of wind while driving), comfort is better than the japanese makes. Downside is the maintenance and parts when it breaks down which are pretty expensive. I suggest this car to anyone who has knowledge in fixing cars or else it could cost you an arm and a leg. But apart for the repairs it's a great car, I personnally love it I've done lots of trips with it and the trunk is amazingly huge, I just wish it wouldn't be so costly on the repairs...

    Pros: Great car, sturdy, amazing handling, good acceleration and decent brakes

    Cons: Costly repairs

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    1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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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

    Pros: everything

    Cons: none

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    1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDi Turbodiesel Review
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    Average — Slow acceleration, brakes work wonders, handling is good if your suspension is in good shape (mine is not anymore). I just replaced the head gasket, It needs a new MAF and new struts. Looks like a nerd car, but it is. Diesel is crazy expensive but it gets 50miles/gallon, parts aren't cheap either.

    Pros: mileage, sturdy

    Cons: expensive repairs, fuel cost

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    1998 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Review
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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.

    Pros: Fun to drive

    Cons: Not AWD

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    1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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    Great Sporty Fun Car To Drive — A little more expensive than most cars to maintain, but well worth it when you drive it! Only problems I've had are wear items, belt(chain), suspension, exhaust. Very fun and sporty car, would recommend one to anybody who loves to drive! Fast car, and still gets 32 mpg...MAX, going 55 on the highway, of course, but still. 24-25 mpg city driving, unless you get on the gas, which is very tempting in this car (in which case you would get about 22-23 mpg, still not horrible). The engine noise is phenomenal, magnaflow makes that even better ; ) Overall, LOVE the car!

    Pros: Everything that has to do with driving it, looks great too.

    Cons: Slightly larger maintenance cost.

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    1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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    98 Jetta Glx Vr6 — Overall this is an amazing car. I've only had it a few months but i'm in love with it already. Lots of power, compact yet spacious, great handling, and amazing build quality.

    Pros: Fast,Powerful, Reliable

    Cons: had a few electrical problems

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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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