1982 Volkswagen Derby L 1.1


A good choice for fresh drivers


The front seats are very low-positioned and are really uncomfortable. The engine is too weak and therefore it uses over 9 liters per 100 kilometers in city, but you cannot get any good dynamics nor speed.

General Comments:

The trunk is impressive.

The gearbox could use a fifth gear.

It is interesting, but when driving 60 km/h it looks like 160 km/h.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2003

14th Sep 2004, 06:32

I also have Volkswagen Derby SL, engine 1.1 and you know what??? No matter how cold it is outside (-28C, believe that?) it starts very and very easy. The compression in tree cylinders is 12, and 8 in the last one, the car is 22 years old, though.

20th Oct 2008, 12:05

Whos cares at what temperature it starts.

Tell more about this driving characteristics.