1988 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16v
Old school fun
Speedo cable went bad.
Exhaust hangers went bad.
All cheap fixes. Nothing much so far.
Fun car to drive! The mk2 VW's are the best built and most fun out of all VW's made.
The Jetta GLI 16v is the best equipped model. Power windows, locks and a bigger engine. The quality's not that bad for 80's. It's 2011 and the car has held up very well. Don't be fooled.
Performance wise the car is a dream. It's not the fastest thing on the road in a straight line. It really shines on the back roads! It's light and easy to drive fast with no hint of being out of control. The brakes work well, with 4 wheel disk brakes all around. Most cars will not be able to keep up with you on back roads. It will put a smile on your face from ear to ear.
Modifying is very popular with VW's, and the mk2 is no exception. Suspension, brakes, engine and styling. A very fun hobby car.
They're getting old and harder to find nowadays. The price seems to be going up with them too. They're easy to work on yourself, and parts are cheap if you shop online or go to the wrecking yards. It's a VW and will break down; just prepare for it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th June, 2011