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1998 Volkswagen Jetta K2Review
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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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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6Review
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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 GLSReview
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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 WolfsburgReview
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----- — 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 GLReview
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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 GTReview
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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 VR6Review
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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 TurbodieselReview
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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 WolfsburgReview
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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 VR6Review
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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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