1981 Volkswagen Rabbit L 1.7 Fuel Injected


Great 'around town' car


Steering rack replacement.

All hoses in engine replaced.


Heater Core.

New tires.


Ignition switch, twice.

Muffler replaced.

Headlight had water in it, needed to be drilled to drain.

Roof leaks at roof locks. Heavy rain causes 2 inch pool on car floor.

Trunk leaks, water gets stored in the hatch, when opened, it spills out.

New paint, a bit of rust.

Had front quarter panels re-welded to body as they were unattached at the seam.

Rear window defrost, only 3 lines work.

Speedometer cable replaced, was ticking when driving.

Horn stopped working at 155,000.

Driver seat recline/decline knob broke, never replaced too expensive for what it's worth.

Turn signal assembly needed to be replaced.

General Comments:

For a 1981 vehicle, this car has a lot of pep.

The interior is in great shape, only one little rip in the driver seat.

Having really good rubber on the rims makes a huge difference.

Only 3 or 4 quarter sized rust patches.

Rear folding seat makes for more cargo space than you'd expect from a little convertible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th November, 2002