1980 Volkswagen Scirocco Reviews

1980 Volkswagen Scirocco GTi 1.8i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8i petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance79000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Scirocco

Summary:

The greatest VW ever built (except for maybe the Corrado VR6. Mmmmmmm)

Faults:

Clutch replaced due to normal wear.

Head gasket went at 74,000 miles.

Started jumping out of reverse gear at 79,000. Gearbox replaced.

General Comments:

Great car!

Insurance a little high, but well worth it.

Handles like a dream.

Interior is a little cramped. Back seats VERY cramped for anyone except dwarfs and children!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st November, 2000

1980 Volkswagen Scirocco Mk1 Storm 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1984
Most recent year of ownership1996
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired6000 miles
Most recent distance122000 miles

Summary:

Wish I could have given it a home for life!

Faults:

Had to replace the electric fuel pump twice.

Fuel lines and underbody prone to corrosion.

General Comments:

Most fun car I have ever owned.

A bit expensive to insure.

Not a practical family car as cramped and lacking headroom in the back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 2000

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews