1982 Volkswagen Rabbit LS 1.6 diesel from North America
Your best friend on four wheels
When I got the car it was in a bad state of repair, needing a water pump, brakes, tie rods and a bunch of other small things. I have replaced almost everything in the cooling system except for the heater core. The interior was mint when I got it, with the exception of the headliner (will be replaced at a later date) and the addition of a nice stereo (hidden, of course to keep in the theme of the car) After the brakes and tie rods, all that was left was some mainteance (timing belt, filters) and tires and that was it. Since then, for almost 45,000 miles, this car has been trouble free and still gets me 42mpg going 75mph with the original 4-speed!
Cheap honest transportation.
Very very cheap for good quality OEM parts.
There is not a "bad" repair job to do on this car, it's all so simple.
Handles awesome, if you can get up to a 'fun' speed :o)
A true peoples car.
Pure driving fun, even with 52hp. The car just has so much soul, it's more like your best friend on four wheels.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd October, 2008