Tech Spec 1998 VW golf GTI, owner: Black Forest Industries, location: Cary,.
I most likely would not buy another VW, as there are much better values out there to be had, especially from Nissan.
When purchased it had just hit 100,000 miles but was well maintained.
By Downsy on Jan/30/04 12:00 AM (UTC) Vehicle 1998 Volkswagen GTI Reliability Comfort Exterior Design Performance Interior Love the VR6!Beefy-T on Mar/13/03 12:00 AM (UTC vehicle 1998 Volkswagen GTI, reliability.I was looking for a pre-owned Audi A4 for a work car, and the salesman said if I was looking for something fun with reasonable fuel economy I should try the VR6.And the sound of the V6 makes you drive without the radio and yearn for the light to turn green.If you are on a tight budget, I'd advise looking elsewhere.With repairs totalling 2000.Put this VW next to 99 of the cars on the road with a comparable budget and Killer Bee takes the win.Home, volkswagen, gTI 1998, starting at 0, engine.8L V6, power 172.I own a 1998 volkswagen gti.There have been a few problems which are common to all GTI's such as the window regulator failing and the coil crack need for speed underground 2 ita pack (which should be covered under recal).I noticed that when i touched the keys in the ignition that it went back on again, and i held the key forward and held it there, and the headlights, wipers, and the fan started to work again.The biggest complaint I have is in reliability.The only thing it really needed was a new throttle body and some wheel bearings.Wheels Tires: 16x8' front and 17x9' rear BBS RS wheels on BFI adapters and five-lug conversion, 195/40-16 front, 205/40-17 rear Pirelli P-Zero tires.1998 Volkswagen GTI Problems 1998 Volkswagen GTI Reviews From Owners (19 Reviews).The car is fun to drive(needs stiffer suspension) and does have many features not available on similar priced cars; however, reliability is horrible and the cost of maintenance will make you want to kill yourself!
The hatch is huge, and I've carried items of unbelievable size back there.
Cons Some controls and symbols difficult to decipher, staid styling, underpowered four-cylinder engine.