1998 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Pretty happy with this car

1998 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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Pretty happy with this car
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan


I bought this car in 2000 with only 34k mi. I am very hard on cars, and this car has stood up to my "abuses". This car wasn't perfect, though; the crank sensor and cruise control went out on me. Gas mileage is pretty good, but could be better. Unfortunately, I was involved in an accident in 2002 and the car was never the same. The rack boot and front axle needed replacement on 2 occasions, and the heat shield rusted off. Tires were wearing unevenly, and after the latest repair bill (which involves all the above), I have to say goodbye to this venerable car. Outside of those issues caused by the wreck, the only thing I had to do was change the oil and this car was ready to go. I'll miss it.

Best Features

The exterior "box" styling, great interior build quality, good in the snow, nuclear-cold AC, very fun to drive, stereo system.

Worst Features

Cup holders are terrible, side molding falls off (like everyone else's), keyless remote is temperamental, better seat adjustment needed.
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