1998 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Great all around vehicle
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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TDi Sedan (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbodiesel 5-speed Manual)

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Great all around vehicle
By Dan G on

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDi 4dr Sedan

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Fun to drive, reliable and gets 40 mpg city driving, 50+ highway. Trim is poor, out and in. Door, manual door locks, molding, glove box, nobs, all have been broke. Living in Denver, CO, it starts in cold and takes a few miles to warm up - that is diesel, no problem. Runs up to the mountains at speed. With 200K, finally replaced clutch. Lots of cooling hoses which are not easy to replace. German engineering: what are thinking? Frustrating to work on, fortunately, that does not occur very often. ANY work by an independent, German mech costs $$$, parts are outrageously $$$, I know my junk yard guy. NO trouble with engine,fuel, cooling, heating, electric systems (manual windows).

Best Features

The TDI engine, moonroof, front seats, handling, turbo kick in, mileage!

Worst Features

Trim, workability, oil filter placement, door lock adj.
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