1989 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.6 from North America
An outstanding investment value for your MONEY!
Temperature Gauge runs hot when idle too long... which is expected.
Door handles wear out after 200K...again, so would I.
The car has 238K and has ORIGINAL ENGINE, MANUAL TRANSMISSION, and can you believe ORIGINAL CLUTCH.
General repairs included timing belts, brakes, exhaust, belts, hoses and cv joints thru the years. You know, the normal wear and tear items.
I really enjoy the gas mileage at 33 mpg avg. every fill up. Unbelievable!
I would love to buy a new car, but just can't part with this one until it dies or has a major repair come up.
Some general maintaining practices included adding Marvel Mystery Oil every 2 or 3 tanks and Pro-Long or DuraLube Oil additive in the oil every 60K. I think the Marvel Mystery oil is really a MYSTERY. Dad used it so I figured, why not use it too.
All and all, I am looking forward to 300K and will contact the Smithsonian Institute at that point!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st September, 2004