1998 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: Good car... until Maintenance

1998 Volkswagen Golf - Consumer Review

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K2 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Good car... until Maintenance and Parts
By MrMaynard on


1998 Volkswagen Golf K2 4dr Hatchback


I purchased my Golf K2 2 half years ago with 100K miles. Great little peppy car. But the back windows were dead and sunroof wouldn't open. I though it was a good car at start. But when the maintenance comes, you may wanna reconsider. All VW engines now must have Full Synthetic oil (which is pain in my area), sunroofs are known for leaks and failure, parts are way overpriced, or cant be found. Even repairs from Dealers are much more than compared to other car makers. They say the car the nickel and dimes the most from VW is the Corrado.. honestly, I think its all! 1st VW I owned.. last VW I'll own. Maybe I should have gotten an Older Beetle. Those hold up MUCH better than these modern VWs.

Best Features

Peppy 2.0, Gas Economy, Cargo space. Stock Recaro heated seats, K2 etching on seats.

Worst Features

Maintenance and Parts are WAY over priced than other car makers out there. Electric windows are impossible to fix. Suggested Oil type should be normal 5-30 (not 0-40 synthetic).
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