1998 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Don't believe the hype
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan - Consumer Review

1998 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

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Don't believe the hype
By IhatemyJetta on

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Sedan

Review

I bought a '98 dealer-certified Jetta
in Jan. 2001 for about what I would
have paid for a 2001 Corolla, thinking
I was getting a better car. And in
terms of comfort and handling, I was.
The positives end there. This car has
been a nightmare. Transmission
(automatic) died at 54k; the powertrain
warranty was only good up to 50k, so
the dealer politely informed me that I
was screwed. Cost of a new trans:
$3,000. Car still doesn't run right:
Jerky, inconsistent shifting and
acceleration, runs hot, idles rough,
burns through coolant. Dealer insists
with a straight face there's nothing
wrong with it. In short, a total piece
of crap. Never again.

Best Features

At least the interior's nice. Great sound system, too.

Worst Features

Everything else. Did I also mention that the exterior's also falling apart and there are tons of intermittent electrical problems (which the dealer also insists it can't detect and therefore won't fix)? Avoid Jettas at all costs.
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