1985 Volkswagen Rabbit Review

1985 Volkswagen Rabbit GTi 1.8 liter 4-cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 liter 4-cylinder Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired165000 miles
Most recent distance197000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen GTI

Summary:

A very fast fun car

Faults:

When the car reached 185,000 miles, the original clutch went!

The seats started to tear only because it has 197,000 miles!

Other than that, nothing other than general maintenence.

General Comments:

The car was bought brand new by my father. When I got my license, he gave it to me because he knew how much I loved the car.

For having 197,000 miles, the car still gets about 30 miles per gallon.

This car had been pampered its entire life so it still looks beautiful and runs strong. The transmission is excellent. Very short and tight.

People underestimate this car. They see an old Volkswagen and say, that car is a pile of junk. It's not! This car is extremely fast! Probably because it weighs close to nothing. Then they later find out that this car is no junk when they see me getting smaller and smaller.

But I love the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 2001

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review