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


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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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The Jetta is a great car!
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By ty_allan
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan


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I purchased a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta this year with 133,000 miles on it and it runs awesome. It is really comfortable and the heated seats are really nice. Everyone that rides in it says they love it.


Best Features

The sunroof, automatic windows, heated seats, stock sound system, acceleration, and steering is great.


Worst Features

Add cupholders and an arm rest for the front two seats.


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


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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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Dependable
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By vwluv
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Wolfsburg 4dr Sedan


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Dependable, solid sedan that is both fun to drive yet feels safe compact


Best Features

Heat/AC


Worst Features

Smoother transmission


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i love my jetta!
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By aubry
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLX VR6 4dr Sedan


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this is my first car ive bought. It was prviously owned and taken care of very well. Its a vr6 model, wich is faster than a regular gl jetta series, but this vehichle is very reliable. Gas milage is impecable and i have had NO problems what so ever with this car. And it is so much fun to drive!


Best Features

my favorite features are the drive ability for long trips. Smooth, easy and incredibly spacious.


Worst Features

i want a cd player... thats about it!


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