1998 Volkswagen Jetta VR6 from South Africa - Comments

4th Apr 2001, 07:14

I own a 1993 Jetta VR6. I was not even the second owner of the car, but more likely the third. The car has done 151 000 kilometers and still going fine. It still has the original door handles and everything. I am happy with the fuel consumption, as I use less than 9 liters per 100 kilometers. I would recomend this vehicle any time. Suggestion: Get a new mechanic.

24th Jan 2003, 12:29

I own a 1998 VW jetta k2, it is a really smooth riding vehicule. it has heated seat and the works in it. I got for university. so far no big problems with it, just wiper difficulties. I would recommend it to anyone. hopefully it will last me for a while.

Joline.

7th Feb 2003, 13:35

I own a 95 jetta with 75,000 miles, replaced the timing chain (expected), several hoses that explode due to the "pressurized cooling system", several interior and exterior trim pieces have fallen off, door locks replaced twice, and now I'm stuck with a overheating problem that refuses to go away. replaced the thermostat, (located in a ridiculous place) helped a little, but still no heat, checked the heater core (also located in a ridiculous place under the dash, with no access) and it was fine. Overall, pretty dissatisfied with the Jetta, I love the old air cooled VW's, but for the price, one can purchase a BMW or Mercedes, I've even seen Jaguar has an economy line!

28th May 2006, 10:21

I own a 1998 VW Jetta Wolfsburg Edition, which was purchased used in 2002. In 2003, I had to replace the transmission. A few months after that, the whole exhaust system went. Now my car is overheating and I've replaced 4 different parts in the cooling system including the radiator.

My dad is a mechanic and is stumped. I brought it to a VW dealer and they were the ones who told me the radiator was clogged. After replacing it, the car is still overheating. Now my dad thinks it may be the thermostat or water pump.

As you can see, I have had many problems with this car. I would never buy a VW again.

20th Nov 2007, 10:50

I've got a 98' Jetta GL that will be reaching 200K after this Thanksgiving trip. It is such a good car. It only started to acquire attention when it hit 185K. I got my radiator fixed for 200$, a new gear clutch at 190K for 700$. After I got the new gear I was just as fast as a 2007 Acura TL! He was so amazed. Then at 195K I had to get a new brake master cylinder for 200$. I'm thinking that this pattern is all over. And I hope I could go another 50K with no problems, and I and everyone believe that I can keep the car going until it reaches 400K miles. I only use shell/76/Mobil gas. The last time it tasted low quality gas was 4 years ago.

4th Jun 2009, 21:28

I own a 1998 VW GLX VR6 Jetta...

The only thing I have done is rebuilt the motor to a 2.9 liter and put an exhaust on it.. p.s makes it sound so much better, just like an r32... I love this car, no one in my city can touch me.. and I only have 93,000 miles on it.

3rd Aug 2009, 22:33

I own a 1998 Jetta GLX VR6,

Car has 126k miles. on it to date knock on wood I've had no problems with this car yet, and it is lowered and has a performance chip in it, very fast car and looks great, no one can touch it...

2nd Feb 2010, 21:43

Basically you either love VW's or you hate them, sounds to me like who ever hates them bought theirs from someone who didn't take good care of their vehicle.

I am looking into buying a 1998 Jetta GLX VR6 5 speed. The only problem it has is the power windows are going out one at a time. Does anyone know if there are any recalls for that year as for the window situation?

I have owned two VW's; a Golf 2.0L and a Jetta 2.0L, both from 1995, never had to do a thing except change the oil and put gas in it. Both had over 100k miles.

20th Feb 2010, 18:42

I own a VR6, and a 32 valve Northstar V8 can't touch me.

4th Feb 2011, 13:08

I own a '99 Jetta with 175k miles on it. It's just a 2.0 inline 4, 5 sp. When me and my friend race, I can keep up with his Firebird very easily. Sir, you should think about changing the way you are toward VWs. Just because you have had a bad experience, doesn't mean they're all bad :)

27th Feb 2011, 12:20

I love VWs and I own a 1998 VW Jetta GLX that I bought from first owner. I got it with 112000. I just put 10000 miles in 4 months.

It's a very reliable, fast, fun to drive, and it's a turn head car. Two cons on this car are gas consumption is high and parts are expensive.

If I find another one low miles I will buy it in a heartbeat!

21st Jun 2012, 12:59

The windows regulators go out on this model. They are cheap and easy to replace.

Great car, with a great engine that you can do some easy upgrades to, and make it FAST.

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