1981 Volkswagen Scirocco 1.6 stock from North America
I will never part with mine
I've had problems with the ignition. When the car gets hot it tends to not turn over.
I've replaced the brakes, axles and exhaust, not because they were bad but because I wanted them upgraded.
I started to get a small rust spot under the front window seal.
The amount of engine noise that travels into the cabin is more then what I prefer. I used dynamat noise blocker on most of my panels to solve that problem.
I also wish it had more top end speed. The fastest I've been able to get is 96mph.
The car handles great. I installed neuspeed springs and sway bars so it turns on a dime.
I also like the fact that with the after market body kit on my car most people are quite surprised it's a Volkswagen. I love the lines on the mk1 Scirocco.
This is my 3rd one. I plan on keeping it for many years. The engine is strong and the whole car is in perfect mechanical shape. I am finding that it is becoming harder and harder to get parts for it and I almost never see these great cars on the road anymore.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th January, 2002