1986 Volkswagen Golf diesel from North America
Of course it gets great mpg, and for its age it has done its job, but it's time for a new car :)
Lower radiator hose broke.
Water reserve is leaking on the top.
Thermostat issues (changed it 3 times in the past 4 months).
Fuel injectors are getting clogged.
Brake light and blinker fuses keep going out (they actually started smoking).
Glow plug light and E-brake lights are constantly on.
Master brake cylinder went out.
This car is extremely smokey, and I feel sorry for anyone who is driving behind me.
But on the plus side it gets excellent miles per gallon.
It's very slow to get up to speed, especially when entering the freeway.
The interior is descent for its age, although the driver seat is torn and I'm starting to sit on the springs.
It handles fairly well around corners, but it would be nice if it had power steering, especially when backing it up and driving in parking lots.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th July, 2009