1998 Volkswagen Passat Top Comparisons

Users ranked 1998 Volkswagen Passat 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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1998 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo WagonReview
argenis writes:
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Its Been A Great Experience Having It — it was a great car to have around everyone in the neighborhood use to give me thumbs up , it was a very cool car and it has great exhaust sound . Ilove it only reason why im selling it is because i bought a new one

Pros: its a very fast car , its good on snow , and holds alot of cargo space

Cons: it needs a tune up

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1998 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo SedanReview
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Great Runner — fast 150 bhp turbo engine good quality build great leather interior nice overall looking car nice thrill when you race it,people do not expect much from a passat but not all are diesel avoid this sport trim passat because parts cost double the price then usual passat specially suspension and engine

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fast cheap car

Cons: expensive parts

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1998 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo SedanReview
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Awesome Bang-for-your-buck — Accelration is awesome, braking is also awesome, soft suspension so cornering is not as fast as it could go, but still quick enough to beat my mates in corollas and pulsars. Slight dent, but I want to get that out. As a student, it is cheap as to run. Make it 2 weeks on 50L of 98 unleaded. This car is so much fun, quick from 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Never floored it in 4th, but hoping to go to a racetrack and try it out there.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: efficent, comfortable and fast

Cons: Old interior

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1998 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo SedanReview
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Nice Car When New But Problematic With 3-4 Years Of Use. — Performance - nice acceleration and power (good turbo) Build Quality - turbo and transmission problems Appearance - innovative exterior and very nice interior. The purple and red lights look good. Cost of Ownership - regular maintenance very expensive. It is very efficient with the gas consumption.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Beautiful and powerful car. Nice interior lights.

Cons: It goes a lot to the mechanic. Turbo and transmission are problematic

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1998 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo SedanReview
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I Love Passat!!! — It has a 150 hp 1.8 turbo engine.yeah i love my car.It can accelerate to 100 km less than 8.5 seconds.It's a veryy gun tu drive.Thank you.IT is a very high quality carMy daddy oened it for 2 years (2003-2005) even it was already 5 y.o. when we bought it we didn't go to service unless it was time to periodic maintence.It's really a masterpiece-both interior and exterior.-Ergonomy is excellent everything is at a place where they should be.It has relatively low fuel consumption.But of course it has a higher cost of ownership than a 1.4 liter car.But it has nearly no cost of maintence.I guess this car won't need a high cost operation even it's 10 years old.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Fun,Comfortable,Fast,Cheap,Safe,Nice car.

Cons: well actually there's no real reason to avoid buying this car.The only thing that can make you think is it's a really big car(4.67 meters)so if you want something smaller go and die.

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1998 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo SedanReview
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Exciting — Very solid car, German engineering is outstanding even in the older models. Handling could be more solid and braking could be more responsive. This can be fixed with suspension and brake upgrades. This car is very fun to drive, especially with the chip upgrade for the turbo. Very quick.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Quick, sounds great, solid build, good fuel mileage

Cons: Brakes

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1998 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo SedanReview
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Good Car — Nice looking car. I've owned mine for just under 2 years now and never had any problems with it. It's the first car I've owned so the insurance was very expensive, though it's gone down quite a bit now I have 1 years no claims. It accelerates pretty quickly and is quite economical for the size of the car. I've used it for towing too, it can tow my 2 motorbike trailer with no problems.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: nice looking, pretty fast

Cons: is expensive to insure for a first time driver

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1998 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLX V6 SedanReview
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Aint Nothing Like German Techno — On performance great ride, road handling stable great pick up on acceleration. Build quality 9 years and still great Gas mileage great maintenance expensive but quality I am a manual transmission chick lloving it, love the control You know how I do!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: It is a total ride!

Cons: The cost of maintenance when the time comes...

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1998 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo SedanReview
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Great Car — its a solid car as long as you keep it up and keep turbo approved oil in it. gas millage is great for this size car but it only takes 93 so its varys in prices. overall a great first car for anybody.

Pros: fun, spacious, great sound system

Cons: parts can get pricey and repairs to

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1998 Volkswagen PassatReview
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Familiy Car — Nice looking both outside and from the inside. The trunk is amazing, holds everything one family with a small kid could possibly toss in, but the 1.6 petrol engine is quite unsuitable for anything but barely moving from point A to point B, so to say.

Pros: enormous trunk

Cons: terrible acceleration

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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Review By Soko1

Vary nice design,engine/s over all great car! Great value! Missing: Maybe some screens in head rests for lil ones to watch : ) Read More

Review By Benoit

* Comfortable and well-equipment with modem amenities. * Very quiet interior at highway speeds. * Very, very fuel efficient, but adequately powerful when needed. * VW includes rubber floor mats by def... Read More

2019 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Review By Andrew

High value, comfort, clean styling and very safe. Highly recommend. Read More

Review By Brandon

This is a very elegantly styled , sophisticated car. It offers an exceptionally , smooth and quiet ride . The engine offers outstanding power, acceleration and fuel efficiency. This is by far , the... Read More

2018 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Review By Tim

So far I love the Passat! The interior is beautiful Read More

Review By Morristransp61

The features are outdated and that’s one of the reasons why it does not justify the high price. It’s missing more refined features such as leather interior and less plastic… a better backup camera and... Read More

2017 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Review By Guru9Y9WQ8

Very nice car. Great price and has a lot of features. Nice riding and comfortable! Read More

Review By Criss

I am really happy with my Passat, it feels really nice to drive, its comfortable, simple, beautiful and elegant. I made the best decision. Read More

2016 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Review By Javier

Great car!!! good horse power and gas mileage very good interior space this car will be good for city commute or road trips Read More

Review By Guru956JJ8

The V6 engine (which is otherwise stellar) creates way too much torque steer and wheel spin on the front wheel drive Passat. Also, the DSG transmission (V6 model) is jerky at lower speeds. The 1.8... Read More

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