1998 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: Fun and reliable so far
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1998 Volkswagen Golf - Consumer Review

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GL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Fun and reliable so far
By Scott on

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1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 4dr Hatchback

Review

I bought this car several months ago with about 68,000 miles, and I've put a couple thousand more miles on it. So far my only maintenance has been scheduled items like replacing the timing belt and new tires.

Best Features

This car is fun to drive. I like how there are not not many others on the road. It has great brakes (no ABS). It gets fair highway mileage (around 30 MPG). I also like the clean cockpit styling, rear interval wiper, and good clutch. It is nice how the daytime running lights only use headlights, not sidelights, taillights, dash lights, etc., that causes Volvos and Saabs to chew up bulbs.

Worst Features

Seats are a bit too firm, the "premium" stereo only has one FM preset band and poor bass response, and the 5-speed shifter can be rubbery.
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