1998 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Would Do It Again

1998 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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GL Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Would Do It Again
By JettaDriver on


1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan


I love this car even with its
problems. For the money the Jetta is
fun to drive, has good power and looks
great. The car feels solid and well
made for just $16K. Once I learned how
to drive the car right, I had plenty of
power. You just gotta know how to use
those 115 horses. The issue I have
with the Jetta: expensive to maintain,
battery exploded at 24,000 miles,
switch for air cond sometimes doesn't
work, wheels covers and reflectors fall
off, 3 front and rear wheel alignments,
parts are expensive, VW service
departments suck, options and add-ons
are too expensive. Overall, I love
this car.

Best Features

Boxy design, roomy interior and trunk, the european feel. I love the sound of the engine when up and down shifting.

Worst Features

Better cup holders and less road noise.
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