I read the sticky that had the differences year to year and there didn't seem to be too huge of a difference in the two years(slightly quicker and crappier MAF). But I see a lot of people advising against getting the 98 if unless it was a killer price and to get a 99 instead.
I am in the market to get a 2.5RS for a new DD and they are hard to come by, at least in my area. So what are the reasons people advise away from the 98? Passing on a good 98 could lead to me waiting for months for another good one to come up.