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Another great VW
By trav87 on 01/26/10 19:59 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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!
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Jetta not so good
By basketball on 02/13/05 08:35 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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.
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Bad 1998 Jetta GT
By dustie on 01/01/05 07:20 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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.
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1998 VW Jetta GT
By C. Caputo on 02/17/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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.
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Great little car - GT should do more...
By oregongirl225 on 01/13/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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.
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1998 Jetta Gt
By Jennifer on 07/22/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Volkswagen Jetta GT 4dr Sedan

Review

This is a great little car that is extremley fun to drive. Nice exterior styling with Gt upgrades- tinted rear lights, spoiler, alloys silver racing dials. Very, Very safe car. I've been in 2 head on collisions with this car at speeds over 60 km/hr and have walked out of those accidents with a couple bruises. The car goes nice on the highway and the fuel efficiency is fabulous.
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my 98 jetta GT
By ppgtek on 03/19/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Volkswagen Jetta GT 4dr Sedan

Review

the jetta GT is basically a trim package, the funny thing is that people on the street swear thast means its like a GTI. in my opinion the mid ninteys jetta looks a lot better than the newer ones. it looks espically good with the clearcoat paint and the spoiler. the 2.0 engine just sucks, good thing im not into racing. but watch out if your buying this car to hook it up. aftermarket parts are few in number and high in price. and you have to watch out for that too little things can shut down the electrical system of this car, like a new cd player or an new alarm.
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