1983 Volkswagen Jetta Review from North America

1983 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L Gas

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8L Gas Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carHyundai Excel


Excellent small sports car


Wheel bearings, fuel pump, door handles. The driver's door hinge is weak so the door shuts incorrectly.

General Comments:

The car has held up exceptionally well, considering it is from Vermont. It has been run each Winter since I've owned it and has no rust at all. I wash and wax the car regularly, change the oil every 3000 miles and generally maintain it well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2000

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 1 review