The '98 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition: The Ramen Noodles Of Cars

Everyone has a first car, but there's one ride that feel a bit like everyone's first car: the '98 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition.


As Regular Car Reviews explains, it's the plain, imperfect, affordable, optimistic symbol of a generation of first car buyers, the feeling of driving yourself to school this morning rather than taking the bus.

And that, as you can tell in this review, comes with some emotional baggage.

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Ash78, voting early and often

When new, the pricing was a little sporty for the average American teen, but for a generation of whiny sorority girls whose parents were too pragmatic for a 3-series, but fancied themselves too cultured for a Civic (what WILL the Phi Mu rush committee think?!), this car checked all the boxes.