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1998 Volkswagen Passat Wagon

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Volkswagen Passat Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 150 hp @ 5700 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/29 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Volkswagen Passat

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Tight structure. Fun-to-drive. Comfortable seats. Nice sound system. Artful design. An Audi at Volkswagen prices. Smooth V6 engine.

  • Cons

    Squat and dive when accelerating and braking is excessive.

  • What's New for 1998

    An all-new Passat arrives wearing updated sheet metal over a stretched Audi A4 platform. Engine choices include a spunky turbocharged four or a silky V6.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (3 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


Piece of junk

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Vehicle: 1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Wagon

In the 10 months that I owned this car it was drivable maybe 2 months out of 10. The front axle snapped, a hole in the gas tank suddenly appeared, it ate oil like there was no tomorrow, electrical problems, smelled like exhaust fumes were coming into the cabin from the engine compartment to the point were I thought I would pass out. This car is a money pit!!!!



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Still solid after all these

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Vehicle: 1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Wagon

4 cyl turbo sedan, on its 11th year, aging beautifully in ca weather. Reasonably reliable, zippy, good looking, great build quality, 24 mpg. What"s not to like? and paid for for the last 5 years.




Poor manufacturing

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Vehicle: 1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T Turbo 4dr Wagon

I have had to put way too much into this car to repair manufacturer poor quality. Sunrood twice. power window regulator. clutch ignition switch. I hear from other owners and mechanics that this is common among VWs.



Full 1998 Volkswagen Passat Review

What's New for 1998

An all-new Passat arrives wearing updated sheet metal over a stretched Audi A4 platform. Engine choices include a spunky turbocharged four or a silky V6.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
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  • 29
  • highway
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