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1998 Golf

Overall rating:  Product Rating: 4.0

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Still Running Strong

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Jan 18, 2012 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Fast
Roomy
Good on Gas
Superb Handling
Cons: Expensive to repair
No room for passengers
The Bottom Line: For speed, comfort, and originality I would strongly recommend the Volkswagen golf to anyone.

I have a 1998 Volkswagen Golf that's now 14 years old and still going strong. I currently have 122,000 Miles on it and the only real problem I've run into so far is a slight issue starting which may be a worn out clutch. Despite the car's modest ... read more

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Is This The World's Most Perfect Car?

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May 11, 2007 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Fun to drive, huge cargo space, compact easy to park, reliable.
Cons: VW quit making them like this. New Golf (Rabbits) just ain't the same.
The Bottom Line: If you love to drive, want easy parking and a huge interior for its exterior size, there is no competition.

This car is a blast to drive! Great sporty handling, good road feel, you really feel in touch with what you're doing. Also very quiet, friends always comment on that. Very small car on the outside with cavernous room inside, expecially when you fold ... read more

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Nice car but serious electrical problems

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Mar 7, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 

Pros: Fun to drive, great interior/exterior, comfortable, cute!
Cons: Serious recurring electrical problems, poor, poor, poor customer service
The Bottom Line: Great ride but absolutely plagued with serious electrical problems and terrible customer service

I bought my 1998 VW Golf new in 1999. I absolutely love the way it drives and looks;but it has really been nothing but grief. First problem I noted was the squealing brakes, that was in the first week after I bought it. Took it to 3 ... read more

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Hip Car, and Practical, Too!

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Jul 29, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Adorable car; tons of cargo room for its size; great gas mileage
Cons: Some minor design flaws; OEM tires are horrible; seats have no lumbar support
The Bottom Line: This car is a great value and despite minor annoyances will serve you well.

I bought my Golf new in '98. Since then I have had only very minor problems with it. I drive mostly highway miles, making frequent 300-mile trips between two major cities (at an average speed of about 75 MPH), but I also do a fair amount of city ... read more

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98 Golf? The REAL SUV!!!

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Mar 15, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Extremely versatile, fun to drive, cheap to own
Cons: some road/wind noise at speed
The Bottom Line: Versatile, frugal, fun-to-drive, safe...what's not to like?

In the summer of 1999, my wife and I decided to replace our aging 91 Nissan Sentra with another small car (used) that I could use for commuting to work. The 98 Passat we own was to become the 'family' car that she totes the kid around in. On the 4th of ... read more

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My lovely VW Golf GL 1.8Mi 1998

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Mar 14, 2001 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: design, details, handling, performance, VW support, spare parts,
Cons: Virtually nothing...
The Bottom Line: Perfect as first car, very complete and well finished. Truly a winner in it class

By mid 1998 I hadn`t a car, because I`ve sell a FIAT UNO 1.6 SCR 1993 on $7,800 USD and decide to not have a new car. Luckily I won a chance to get immediatly a VW POLO CL and attend the VW Agency, with the VW Golf in mind. The ... read more

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What a great car!

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Aug 15, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: quick, cute, comfortable
Cons: acceleration a bit slow

I was recently in the market for a hatchback car, and researched the VW Golf and the Civic HB. I finally decided on the VW, which i am quite happy about. It's a cute car, but that isn't all there is to it. I chose a manual transmission ... read more

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WHY YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY BUY THIS CAR

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Jun 19, 2000 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Sharp looks, 100+ hp
Cons: none

Perhaps the most for your money of any compact car in the world, the Volkswagen Golf combines styling, handling, horsepower, cache, and lots of included specials for a terrific overall package. The exterior, particularly with the new fourth ... read more

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**UPDATED**Nothing but Trouble...

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May 3, 2000 - Updated Jun 13, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 

Pros: none so far
Cons: See my review for the whole list

If you are even thinking about buying a Golf, go test drive something else first. My fiance's 1998 Golf is the WORST car either of us have ever owned. She wanted a Volkswagon for a long time and finally got one. Now it's the biggest mistake we made. At ... read more

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VW golf is a great investment.

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Dec 11, 1999 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Fun to drive, inexpensive, good service, great for anybody
Cons: Can be a bit sluggish when car is full, Not much room in back

I own a 98 VW golf, and I can say that it is the best car anybody can own... Any model. My Uncle in France owns an 82 model that's still going strong. The golf is such a good car because of the price you pay. We bought ours for $16 000, and ... read more

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Epinions Express Reviews
"98 VW Golf
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Dec 3, 2011 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: Great driving experience, gas mileage is awesome, responsive,great in snow and ice conditions
Cons: Volkswagen mechanics are over priced, don't care if they wear labcoats, not impressed.
In '98 when I bought my Golf, VW's promo was "DRIVER'S WANTED", so I applied for the job. Bought the Wolfsburg edition, the 4 cyl. manuel, she had all the bells and whistles and for 3 years had the best driving experience of my life. And then the ... read more
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98 Golf GL with 72k, bought new, a good buy
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Sep 28, 2009 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: Manual adjustable driversseat which raisesandlowers.  Carstilllooks current, except forheadlights, maybe.
Cons: ExteriorDoorMoldings!, transreluctantto shiftup inhotweather (air on) onahill ( hasto geton levelground), cdchanger quitworking 2003-2005 andthenfixeditself.
Bought new Jan98, auto, air, sun roof, cd changer in trunk, alloy wheels, gray cloth interior, red exterior, manual windows, power locks.  Alternator replaced at 45k, battery at 50k, muffler at 52k, tires at 54k, outside door ... read more
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