1981 Volkswagen Rabbit L 1.6 diesel from North America
An inexpensive car to drive
I've had to have the shifter rebuilt, when a bushing wore out.
This car got about 46 miles to the gallon on a 300 mile highway trip.
I enjoy driving it.
Also, I intend to run it on bio-diesel fuel and save even more money.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th August, 2002
4th Oct 2002, 07:46
I have a 1981 and get 36 mpg, what should I do to get 40+ mpg?
28th Sep 2003, 11:35
I have a 81 Rabbit.. Am having problems with keeping the car running. Sometimes in order to keep it running, I have to manually open the injector pump. Also, checking Ignition timing against the book, give me no results, if I put the cam timing mark at 12 o'clock I get the car running, its the first rabbit I own, don't know too much about it.. Anyone out there with any suggestions or help... I would really appreciate that very much.