1981 Volkswagen Pickup 1.6 diesel
A truck like no other..
Engine needed replacement due to used car dealer's malfeasance... still the engine lasted a year before that. Has a 1.9 liter turbo-diesel without the turbo now.
Maintenance items like axles, suspension, drive belts, etc... NO PROBLEMS WHATSOEVER with the engine... new diesel injector pump at 200K...
This is my THIRD VW pickup... crashed the first, 2nd was stolen, now this one... I LOVE THIS TRUCK!!! This one was a little slow (diesels aren't sports cars!!!) but the new pump GREATLY increased performance, though with a decrease in economy (not much though!!) It handles like a sports car even still...
Interior is a little cramped for passenger, but adequate for driver... good heater. VW is missing a HUGE opportunity by not bringing this model back again!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th February, 2006