1988 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8 8v gasoline from North America
Mk2 Jettas and Golfs are awesome
$6.00 coolant hose flange.
I absolutely love it, but I do have a thing for Volkswagens. I bought the car despite it having a confirmed 300k on the odometer. The owner seemed very meticulous with it, and when I drove the car, it drove like it was nearly new. Everyone else that has driven the car says the same thing. Since I've had it, I've driven it to 8 different states on numerous trips.
Even at 100mph (no joke, I made it 300 miles in about 3 1/4 hours) with the trunk and back seat full, it got 30mpg.
Performance is decent from the 1.8, could be faster, but it does alright for me. It stops on a dime, the A/C is ice cold, and I'll be very shocked if I don't see 400k roll over the odometer.
It's by far my favorite of the watercooled VWs I have owned.
I only paid $1100 for it, and I've had to put less than $20 into repairs on a 300k car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st May, 2008