• (4.0) 8 reviews
  • MSRP: $137$4,941
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 18-36
  • Engine: 115-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
1998 Volkswagen Jetta


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Diesels are a state of mind: Acceleration is sacrificed for economy; fuel is not available at every station; the exhaust is sooty; and they are noisier than gasoline engines. Volkswagen, however, has a 1.9-liter, turbocharged, direct-injection diesel (TDI) four-cylinder that overcomes many of these objections, and it is available in the Jetta and Passat. I sampled this new-wave diesel ... Read full review for the 1998 Volkswagen Jetta

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Best Car I Knowed

by Jon from Lancaster, PA on October 6, 2009

Stock this car was amazing. But the modification options are amazing. There are so many options with this vehicle. I really enjoyed the power the vehicle offered stock and modded. Stock this car gave ... Read Full Review

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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