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GE 1998 Volkswagen Golf

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1998 Volkswagen Golf specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1998 Volkswagen Golf warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$13,495$15,275$16,670
    Invoice *$12,455$14,298$15,351
    Engine2.0L I-4 115 HP 122 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm2.0L I-4 115 HP 122 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm2.0L I-4 115 HP 122 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City24.0 mpg24.0 mpg24.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy31.0 mpg31.0 mpg31.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles24/24,00024/24,00024/24,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine2.0L I-4 115 HP 122 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm2.0L I-4 115 HP 122 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm2.0L I-4 115 HP 122 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD
    AlternatorStandard:70 ampAvailable:90 amp70 amp90 amp
    Battery63 amp63 amp63 amp
    Axle RatioAvailable:4.22Available:4.22Standard:3.39Available:4.22
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank14.5 gal.14.5 gal.14.5 gal.
    Exhaustnon stainless steelnon stainless steelnon stainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish
    Drive Typefront-wheelfront-wheelfront-wheel
  • Steering and Suspension
    Front Suspensionstrutstrutstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Rear Suspensionindependent torsion beam beamindependent torsion beam beamindependent torsion beam beam
    Rear Anti-Roll BarN/AN/Arear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoilcoil
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Brakesfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drum4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfrontfront
    Wheels14.0 " steel14.0 " silver aluminum14.0 " silver aluminum
    Front TiresP195/60HR14.0BSW ASP195/60HR14.0BSW ASP195/60HR14.0BSW AS
    Spare Tire and Wheelcompact steelcompact steelcompact steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity555
    Front Seat Typebucketsportsport
    Front Headrestsadjustable w/tiltadjustable w/tiltadjustable w/tilt
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls6-way6-way6-way
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way4-way
    Rear Seats60-40 bench60-40 bench60-40 bench
    Seat Trimclothclothpremium cloth
    Door Trimclothclothcloth
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Floor MatsN/AN/Acarpeted front & rear
    Gear Shift Knob TrimN/AleatherN/A
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    SunroofAvailable:powerpowerpower
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-nightday-night
    Glove Boxlockinglockinglocking
    Dome Lightdome lightdome lightfade
    Reading LightsAvailable:frontN/Afront
    Floor Consolefullfullfull
    Cup Holderfront and rearfront and rearfront and rear
    Seatback Storage111
    Door Binsdualdualdual
    Rear Door Binsrear door binsrear door binsN/A
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Trunk Lid Trimplasticplasticplastic
    Cargo Coverrigidrigidrigid
    Cargo NetN/Acargo netN/A
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo lightcargo light
    Front Air ConditioningAvailable:manualmanualmanual
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    RadioStandard:radio prepAvailable:premium AM/FM stereo, seek-scanpremium AM/FM stereo, seek-scanpremium AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    CDAvailable:trunk/cargo area mounted 6-disctrunk/cargo area mounted 6-discStandard:compatibleAvailable:trunk/cargo area mounted 6-disc
    Speakers888
    Radio Theft DeterrentAvailable:radio theft deterrentradio theft deterrentradio theft deterrent
    Antennafixedintegrated rooffixed
    Cruise ControlN/AAvailable:cruise controlN/A
    Door Lockspower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlock
    Remote Keyless Entrykeyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door Releasepowerpowerpower
    Rear Child Safety Door Locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locksN/A
    Fuel Filler Door Releasefuel filler door releasefuel filler door releasefuel filler door release
    Power Outlets111
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometertachometer
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Clockin-dashin-dashin-dash
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering Wheel MaterialN/AleatherN/A
    Front WindowsmanualStandard:manualAvailable:powermanual
    Rear WindowsmanualStandard:manualAvailable:powerfixed
    1-Touch OpenN/AAvailable:front and rearN/A
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield Wipersfixed intervalfixed intervalfixed interval
    Rear Windshield Wiperfixed intervalfixed intervalfixed interval
    Rear Defrosterrear defrosterrear defrosterrear defroster
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)Available:4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)Available:4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Daytime Running Lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lights
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Driver Side Impact AirbagsAvailable:seat mountedAvailable:seat mountedAvailable:seat mounted
    Passenger Side Impact AirbagAvailable:seat mountedAvailable:seat mountedAvailable:seat mounted
    Seatbelt Pretensionersfrontfrontfront
    Ignition Disableimmobilizerimmobilizerimmobilizer
    Security Systemsecurity systemsecurity systemsecurity system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors4 doors2 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume53.0 cu.ft.53.0 cu.ft.54.7 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length160.4 "160.4 "160.4 "
    Exterior Width66.7 "66.7 "66.7 "
    Exterior Height56.2 "56.2 "56.2 "
    Wheelbase97 "97 "97 "
    Front Tread58 "58 "58 "
    Rear Tread57 "57 "57 "
    Turning Radius16.4 '16.4 '16.4 '
    Curb Weight2,540 lbs.2,540 lbs.2,566 lbs.
    Payload1,076 lbs.1,076 lbs.1,050 lbs.
    Drag Coefficient.32.32.32
    Front Legroom42.3 "42.3 "42.3 "
    Rear Legroom31.5 "31.5 "31.5 "
    Front Headroom39.2 "39.2 "37.5 "
    Rear Headroom37.4 "37.4 "37.4 "
    Front Hiproom53.2 "53.2 "52.8 "
    Rear Hiproom52.3 "52.3 "51.9 "
    Front Shoulder Room53.8 "53.8 "54.0 "
    Rear Shoulder Room52.8 "52.8 "54.6 "
    Passenger Volume88 cu.ft.88 cu.ft.87 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume16.9 cu.ft.16.9 cu.ft.17.5 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Folded53.0 cu.ft.53.0 cu.ft.54.7 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Rear Spoilerlipliplip
    Bumpersbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Bodyside Moldingsbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Rocker Panel ExtensionsN/AN/Arocker panel extensions
    Grille Moldingsbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Paintmonotonemonotonemonotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual manual remoteStandard:dual manual remoteAvailable:dual power remote heateddual manual remote
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles24/24,00024/24,00024/24,000
    Major Components Months/Miles120/100,000120/100,000120/100,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles72/unlimited72/unlimited72/unlimited
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles24/unlimited24/unlimited24/unlimited
    Maintenance Months/Miles24/24,00024/24,00024/24,000
    Accessories Months/Miles96/80,00096/80,00096/80,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1998 Volkswagen Golf safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
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  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.

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