1985 Volkswagen Jetta 1.6 diesel from North America
Very dependable long lasting car if maintained
I bought the car with a damaged 5 speed transmission. The car sat for a while and the seals went, which leaked the oil out. I then rebuilt the transmission.
Difficult to start in the winter. I had to keep the block heater plugged in.
I owned this car for ten years. I kept on the regular maintenance. It never failed me.
This car of mine didn't have the turbo. The performance wasn't great, but the fuel economy was fantastic.
Although the mileage was accumulating on this vehicle, I never felt that this car was going to leave me stranded on the freeway. It was predictable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st March, 2004