1998 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: Fun - But expensive to maintai

1998 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback - Consumer Review

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Fun - But expensive to maintain
By Larry Williams on


1998 Volkswagen GTI VR6 2dr Hatchback


Don't misread me, this is a FUN car to
drive. This car is fast and handles
like a slot car.

The hatch is HUGE, and I've carried
items of unbelievable size back there.

Reliability is only so-so. I've had
numerous problems with the radio, the
leather has peeled away from both doors
numerous times.

On the more serious side, I've spent
over $2000 in the last two years
replacing various items that have
failed. (Ignition coil, fuel injector,
thermostat, etc.) Routine maintenance
will cost you a bundle.

If you are on a tight budget, I'd
advise looking elsewhere.

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Not up to Honda reliability by a long shot.
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