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1998 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Reviews

1998 Volkswagen Jetta

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Another great VW
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By trav87
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GT 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought mine used from a local VW dealer, and abuse the snot out of it. I autocross and do hill climbs with this car, as well as daily drive it. Normal wear and tear items get replaced, and regular maintenance keep things going strong. As with any used car, parts tend to wear out faster than new, so be prepared to spend money keeping them going. Do your homework and never buy a used car without having it checked out!


Best Features

driving it on 3 wheels around corners :)


Worst Features

water pump impeller, plastic parts do not belong in an engine. What am I supposed to do with the cup holders?


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Jetta not so good
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By basketball
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GT 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought this Jetta for my daughter in 1999 from a private party and have had nothing but problems with it. There are too many problems to list but here are a few. First the clutch failed at 25,000. Oxygen sensor failed at 32,250. The key switch switch was replaced at 51,000. The electrical system and heater controls work when they want to. The starter failed twice. The power steering pump was replaced. The wheels can not be removed without beating on them with a sledge hammer. The list goes on and on. I had the car to 2 separate dealers who have told me to trade the car in because of the problems. 1 dealer suggested that I not bring the car back for servicing. This car is a nightmare.


Best Features

Still looking. When I find one, I will report it.


Worst Features

Where do I begin??????? Not enough space.


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Bad 1998 Jetta GT
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By dustie
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GT 4dr Sedan


Review

I have had nothing but problems with my Jetta. It seems like everyday something goes wrong. Electrical, brake system, clutch, motor mounts, axles, ignition, key switch, heater and a/c controls have all failed within 50,000 miles. The wheels oxidize to the hubs and can not be removed without pounding on the wheels with a sledge hammer. This is not good when you have a flat tire. The car is a total nightmare. Very unreliable. Parts are extremely expensive. I can not recommend this car to anyone.


Best Features

good sound system, handles well, body style


Worst Features

Where do I begin. The whole car and associated systems need to be totally evaluated and revised to make the vehicle more reliable.


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1998 VW Jetta GT
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By C. Caputo
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GT 4dr Sedan


Review

Great car to drive, fun, sun roof, all
my friends have followed in suit and
bought a VW.


Best Features

sound system, handling on the road


Worst Features

none


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Great little car - GT should do more...
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By oregongirl225
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GT 4dr Sedan


Review

I really like my 1998 Jetta GT,
there are a few things that I think VW
could have made better, like the
shifting is a little harsh. Sometimes
takes a while for it to shift.
Other than that its a great car...
once it shifts normal its fast.


Best Features

Nice looking, nice system (speakers)


Worst Features

6 disc cd player could have been built better, leather seats could be more comfy.


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