10 Reasons You Should Buy My ’98 Jetta

SOLD - The Jetta is Gone

**Update #2 (8/21/09): As of last night the Jetta has been officially sold. I hope the new owner enjoys it.
**Update #1 (8/18/09): I have a potential buyer. We’ll see how it goes.

10. It’s got a tape deck. Easily the best way to connect your iPod or digital music device is with the tape deck adapter, and if you buy my car I’ll throw in the adapter for free! That’s a $10 value. Don’t waste your time trying one of those fancy “radio transmitters,” get yourself in the future…get yourself my ’98 Jetta.

9. The ginormous trunk. You may or may not know that the Jetta has a rather large trunk area and could easily fit any number of trunk-like items. I have successfully hauled an IKEA desk, bicycles, humans (that’s plural), and large amounts of luggage. When your friends ask for a ride to the airport, you’ll have no problem picking them up and their bags and safely transporting every one home to see mom.

8. I’m 6’4″ and I fit in it. The beauty of German engineering is they build cars for Germans, and let’s be honest…some Germans are just tall. That’s why I love the fact that I fit nicely in the driver seat of my Jetta and even if you’re taller than me you’ll be just fine.

7. I’ve never gotten a flat tire in my Jetta.* I’m not saying this is how you will fair out, but in the seven years I’ve owned this beautiful car, I have never once been stranded on the side of the road looking for the jack and spare. Though those would be easily accessible in the ginormous trunk (see #9)–I’ve never used them. *I am not responsible if you get stranded on the side of the road…that’s what roadside assistance is for.

6. It only needs a new transmission. It’s not like I’m saying you need to go buy a new body, doors, mirrors, windows, etc. just to make it work. You get yourself a new tranny and she’ll be good as new.

5. It’s only been pulled over one time, and that was in Oregon. In the time I have owned this car, it has never been pulled over in 49 of the 50 states. Let me just say this: if you’re going to drive faster than the supposed “posted speed limit”, then don’t do it in Oregon.

4. The driver side door speaker has a mind of it’s own. Some see this as a bad thing, but not me. At this point it’s more fun than folly. You just never know when that left speaker is gonna decide it wants to rock out with everyone and join in on the fun. This is especially great when you’ve had a long day and you just want something to go right, but it actually goes left!

3. It comes with a killer “Dash Mat.” Though my wife calls it a “grandma” mat, I think it’s a pretty deluxe addition to a fabulous automobile. It protects from the sun, keeps the dash board nice and soft, and in general adds a nice fluffy touch to the dashboard. Sometimes grandmas just know how to roll.

2. The memories you will have. Many memories have been shared, and much happiness has been had while driving this car. Whether it be the late night run to In-N-Out for a burger and shake, or the long haul up the entire West coast, this car has allowed me to have some of the best times of my life.

1. Her name is Angel. I didn’t name her–the original owner did. And when Angel was bestowed upon me, I knew there could only be greatness from our time together. You just can’t go wrong with a car named Angel. She’s white, German, and has impeccable taste (which can get a little pricey at times, but she’s worth it), and she wants to take care of you. Angel has shown me, my wife, and my friends some fabulous parts of the world, and she’ll do the same for you.

Interested? Need more info? Send me an email at and I’ll give you any info you need. I look forward to hearing from you.

Here are a few photos that should really seal the deal:

(if you can’t see the above slideshow click here)

3 replies on “10 Reasons You Should Buy My ’98 Jetta”

Once upon a time I had a ’98 Jetta. Her named was Penny. May she rest in peace. She also had a wacked out speaker that had it’s own interpretations of the music I chose. In addition to #9 the trunk perfectly seats two if you are in need of impromptu seating. I do recall an incident in college (when you were still trying to get the girl) when Penny and Angel were parked next to each other and a group of us sat in the trunks with the trunks popped listening to a new John Mayer album.

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