A well used Ghia
The car was purchased from my aunt who bought it new. The car was driven 350 miles get it home.
The body was cancer (rust) ridden and the floor hung down on drivers side. The car was taken to a mechanic who specialized in older VWs. The mechanic recommended replacing the engine - upgraded to a 1600cc engine. The automobile was really in need of a total restoration and possibly only good for parts - but my sister who purchased the car sight unseen continued to spend money on it. It was later found that someone took a cutting torch to the drivers side heater channel and cut it out completely, thus taking away most of the structure strength on the drivers side.
Eventually the car became a money pit and was sold to a young neighbor kid who kept it a very short time and traded it in on a Jetta. Hopefully someone with an interest in restoring it bought it.
Considering its age and condition, it managed to drive a seven hour trip without incident.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th September, 2009