1998 Volkswagen Jetta

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  • Styling8.3
  • Performance8.1
  • Interior7.8
  • Quality7.3
  • Recommendation7.7
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  • Styling8.0
  • Performance6.0
  • Interior8.0
  • Quality2.0
  • Recommendation4.0
The cute looking Money Pit by Chrys from Chicago,IL on 04/13/2010. Trim: 1998 Volkswagen Jetta GT, Owned more than 10 years.
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Pros: Great car for the first few years; large trunk space; easy on gas; nice for speedy highway driving; drove it all the way to 197K miles.
Cons: Cost to repair the most random of things (everything was $300 minimum); the older the car got, the more random engine/exhaust issues I had no matter how much I spent on maintenance; A general money pit like no other car I've ever driven - even my Chevy Cavalier was better in terms of repair needs (a scary comment in itself).
Overall review: I LOVED my Jetta GT for all the years I owned the vehicle - except when something went wrong, it went HORRIBLY wrong. Like the time when a $300 fuse regulator needed to be replaced and caused my fan to continue running even when the car was completely off meaning a need for a quick jump machine in my trunk for 3 days until I could find and get the part. Then, there was the wiper motor that died a million times. Or the third engine that worked, but leaked antifreeze. The worst part is the stories go on and on!!! Frozen door locks of the likes I have never experienced with any other car. Strut repairs, catalytic converters, starters - each time you make major repairs to the engine, expect the starter to go within four months!!! In the end, I donated the car after having made $800 - 1200 in repairs for random yet major issues every 6 months. I drove him to almost 200K, but it was a death trap on wheels , LOL!!!!
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