1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet GTi from North America
Lulabell the cabriolet is a lifesaver!
Replaced the radiator at 199000km.
Replaced the alternator at 200000km.
I honestly owe this car my life, she was the best car ever. She ran extremely well, never let me down, and was always a cheap fix.
Extremely good on gas! And great in the winter, and even better in the summer with the top down! Everyone is always envious of anyone with a convertible in the summer, especially when it's as cute as this one!!
Unfortunately she lived a short life and ended her life in an accident, but saved mine miraculously; a very, very, VERY safe car. I recommend this car to anyone who likes to have fun in life and appreciates a good car!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th August, 2012
11th Aug 2012, 09:17
I hate to be the one to break it to you, but a motor vehicle is not a human being, they do not have genders, and 26 years for a car is actually quite a good run, not a short life.
Now a question you might be able to answer for me, as I've been wondering this for a long time. Why do some folks give their cars human names?
29th Apr 2014, 21:32
To the first commenter:
I am assuming you have possibly either driven dull vehicles or go through cars quickly. Many but not all people name their cars to establish a personal connection with it, because some cars have a personality, if you will. Sure, modern cars are typically soulless machines, but of the many cars I have owned, most have had names. But to each his own.
12th Dec 2016, 04:50
Modern cars are fundamentally no different than older cars. If you feel that connection to certain era instead of another, it's because of the subjective biases that you hold. It says nothing about others' ability to connect with the cars from different periods.
12th Dec 2016, 15:09
So you are saying that the 1917 Ford Model T is "fundamentally no different" than, say, a 2017 Corvette?
Well, they both have four wheels and an engine...
13th Dec 2016, 05:06
In regards to human beings having the ability to form emotional bonds with them, yes.