1998 Volkswagen Golf

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  • Performance8.6
  • Interior8.4
  • Quality8.1
  • Recommendation8.5
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Buy a Honda by JC in CO on 03/21/2004. Trim: 1998 Volkswagen Golf GL, Owned 5 years.
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Pros: Fun,comfortable ride
Cons: Eats brakes,so so gas mileage, side door molding peels off in no time, cheak engine light comes on all the time,eats tires, electicial promblems all before 40000 miles
Overall review: German junk made in Mexico. Buy a Honada or Toyota
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  • Styling10
  • Performance9.0
  • Interior8.0
  • Quality7.0
  • Recommendation10
My GTI Vr6 by GTI_VR6_98 on 07/10/2009. Trim: 1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI-VR6, Owned 3 years.
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Pros: It is a fun to drive. Ride is smooth and very customizable. There are many things that can be done to this car. The exhaust note is like nothing else even with a stock exhaust it sounds amazing. By far on of my favorite cars. Community is another great thing, once you get a dub (that is if your in to modding and car shows) you learn so much more about vehicles all together. Car shows are amazing as well H2Oi, VAG fair, DotB and many many many more.
Cons: If your not good at maintaining a vehicle or even working on cars in general this isnt for you. I learned almost everything i know about this car from eaither A.) ppl in my car club (crookedeuros), B.) teaching my self (a bentley helps alot) or C.) vortex Yes things are going to break the car is 11 years old. What really is a pain though is when the heatercore goes that is a fun project 19 hrs of work + when it happens you get covered in full temp antifreeze. But i still love my dub even when she acts up.
Overall review: Over all buy a bentley you will need it. also dont get this car if you are mechanicly inclined. becausse its way to expensive to pay ppl to work on your car do the work yourself.
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  • Styling9.0
  • Performance8.0
  • Interior7.0
  • Quality8.0
  • Recommendation10
I love my beast by An MSN Autos Consumer on 02/17/2009. Trim: 1998 Volkswagen Golf K2, Owned 1 year.
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Pros: Great gas mileage, dependable, awesome in the snow. i had driven a toyota corolla before this car, and i loved the corolla, and still do, but this car is heavier than the toyota and therefore can handle itself better in the snow, but it can't take off all of a sudden like the toyota, and thats fine with me. the car is stylish, and even though i had some rust problems around the license plate area, (most golfs in this town do), and had to cover it with duct tape and skate brand stickers, the car still looks awesome. i love my little car, and may not do the typical body work, but i intend to keep it up and running for a long time.
Cons: i cant say that i really dislike anything about the vehicle itself. it was used when i bought it with 89,000 km's. the lady who had it before knew nothing about rust control and therefore most of the exhaust has been replaced in the last year. even though it was supposed to have been replaced about 2 years ago. parts are expensive, and the dealerships wont give you any information about the vehicle. the cup holders suckkkk and there isn't alot of space to install extras like satellite radio and make it look like it belongs.
Overall review: i had to replace an ignition switch, a strut, most of the exhaust, 2 o2 sensors (a mechanic screwed them up by putting heat on them when the previous owner had the exaust replaced. i also replaced a throttle body. i had a weird problem where i was driving down the road and lost my brakes at one point. the brakes cames back after i hit them again, and i brought it to the service place, they said it was fine but it could be a forsight of a possible problem with the master cylinder. i can only imagine how amazing the car must have been when it was brand new, it's ten years old now and i love it with all my heart. i believe that alot of the problems i have had is because the previous owner mistreated the vehicle. she used the excuse that she was a woman and didnt know this stuff, but i am a woman, much younger than her, and i know that a vehicle needs to be treated properly to run like it should. if you have one, do a krown rust control every year and regular oil changes.
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  • Styling8.0
  • Performance8.0
  • Interior9.0
  • Quality7.0
  • Recommendation10
Great car by Ben on 01/05/2009. Trim: 1998 Volkswagen Golf GL, Owned 7 years.
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Pros: Just a great reliable simple car that has VW's reputation behind it
Cons: Cup holders
Overall review: Just a great reliable simple car that has VW's reputation behind it
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  • Styling7.0
  • Performance8.0
  • Interior7.0
  • Quality8.0
  • Recommendation8.0
Definately not a family vehicle but good commuter by Some Kid from Connecticut on 12/18/2008. Trim: 1998 Volkswagen Golf GL, Owned 1 year.
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Pros: Being a small Volkswagen, naturally this car gets exceptional fuel economy. The 5 speed standard gets at least 28-34 mpg combined city and higway. It's a pretty comfortable ride and nice safety features with airbags.
Cons: The clutch for the 5 speed grabs really high...I wasn't used to it right away and it made me slightly uncomfortable while driving. It is a very small vehicle so I would not recommend this car for a family of any more than 3. Car seats are a pain getting in and out. But, that's the price you pay for really good fuel economy I guess - having a small 4 cylinder car. There is a a known transmission problem with the 5 speed. With the 5 speed, you have to push down the shifter to get into reverse. This push-down feature tends to wear out after about 90,000 - 110,000 miles and needs to be fixed.
Overall review: Good car for a single adult or college student because of the size and fuel economy. Be warned - some Volkswagens are known to leak oil and there is a transmission problem that is known by Volkswagen that was noted above. Other than that, good car.
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