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1998 Volkswagen Jetta

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1998 GL 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $14,595
1998 GT 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $14,990
1998 TDI 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $15,770
1998 Wolfsburg 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $16,500
1998 GLS 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $16,945
1998 GLX 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $20,955

Overview

The Volkswagen Jetta GLX is a wolf in sheep's clothing, a sports sedan hiding inside a sensible body. It's a trick Volkswagen has played with its cars ever since the first Rabbit GTI back in 1982. The growl behind this wolf is Volkswagen's innovative VR6 engine, a smooth powerplant that delivers lots of gusto around town and out on the open road. That power is backed up with a sports suspension and big brakes--stuff that makes for great sports sedans. The Jetta GLX responds quickly, precisely and smoothly, just as the driver expects. It quickly establishes a bond with its driver, a result of precision German engineering and years of research and development. Yet this wolf is as easy to control as a sheep around town. And it possesses all the comfort, roominess and practicality that make this compact sedan as useful as many mid-size entries. It's a collection of attributes that have helped to make the Jetta the best selling European car in North America.

Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 115 HP / 122 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 5-spd man w/OD
Available: 4-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
24 / 31 / 27 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
24 Months / 24,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 115 HP / 122 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
24 / 31 / 27 Mpg
Brakes
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
14.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$55
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
15.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
88 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
173.4 "
Exterior Width
66.7 "
Exterior Height
56.1 "
Front Headroom
39.2 "
Rear Headroom
37.3 "
Front Legroom
42.3 "
Rear Legroom
31.5 "
Front Shoulder Room
53.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
52.8 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,661 Lbs.
Wheel Base
97 "
Turning Radius
16.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
14.0 " Steel
Paint
Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Body-colored
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Non Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Premium Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Full Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Radio Prep / Am/fm Stereo, Seek-scan
Speakers
8
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Power
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
24 Months / 24,000 Miles
Major Components Months
120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 24,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
24 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
96 Months / 80,000 Miles

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