1988 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8
My Little $1000 Mexican Maybach - well almost!
Nothing except for normal wear & tear items, exhaust, tires etc.
The vehicle was great from day one. Nice ride, decent power, exceptional handling. Excellent reliability.
Even though it was 11-years-old when I bought it (and had approx. 80k miles), the paint was like new and the body was rust-free. The interior of the car was beautiful too. It was manufactured in Mexico, so it has the "fuzzy-cloth" interior. It still looked new!
I found that the combination or German engineering aand Mexican assembly worked well, as the fit and finish were as good if not better as any small car of its time, and on par with many much more expensive makes.
For a little car, it was very smooth and quiet. The 1.8 liter engine and 3 speed automatic transmission worked in fine harmony and returned 25 mpg or more in the process.
The stereo system provide fine sound, and everything on the vehicle worked.
Not bad for a car that cost me nearly $400,000 less than a Maybach.
When I decided to sell it, I just put for sale signs on the windows and parked it out front. In less than a day I got a call from a neighbor who bought it on the spot.
This little metallic gray Mexican Jetta was a very nice little car!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st August, 2005