Volkswagen Variant Review from Pakistan

1969 Volkswagen Variant Fastback 1.6 petrol

Year of manufacture1969
First year of ownership1975
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 kilometres
Most recent distance88000 kilometres


A car worth keeping!


1. Rings changed.

2. Minor repair in the gear box.

General Comments:

I like Volkswagen because of its good engineering design, reliability and robustness. My Volkswagen Fastback has two Solex carburettors with a 1600 CC engine.

The car is quick and smart. My father bought it and we have found this car very reliable, just like a member of our own family!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2004

15th Jun 2005, 15:34

Thank you for an informative yet friendly appraisal. It made my day.

30th Aug 2008, 20:40

I am interested in buying a Variant 1969 with dual carburetors and (I guess) an 1.6 engine.

Could anyone of you tell me about the economy of this car?

How many miles or kilometers per gallon may I expect??

Thank you, very much.


Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review