1984 Volkswagen Scirocco Reviews

1984 Volkswagen Scirocco 2.0 from North America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired47000 miles
Most recent distance312000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 505

Summary:

Best car I've ever had or will have

Faults:

Nothing, least of all major repairs, in 12 years.

General Comments:

Hands down the best car I've ever had. And, there was some stiff competition.

Reliable to the point that it was eerie. Felt nearly indestructible even toward the end. I've had Saabs, Volvos and Peugeots, all noted for longevity. They were all great cars but still couldn't hold a candle to this pocket wonder.

The only repair ever was a corroded thermoswitch cable. This wasn't even her fault - the battery leaked.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2008

1984 Volkswagen Scirocco Wolfsburg 1.8 from North America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired208000 kilometres
Most recent distance208500 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Parisienne

Summary:

Great little sports car

Faults:

New down pipe from exhaust manifold to cat.

New fuel pump.

Replace rocker cover gasket.

Seat cover for drivers side.

Need to fix passenger power window as it is not working.

Nor are the power mirrors. (but then who cares whats behind you)

General Comments:

I have always wanted one of these cars, a buddy had an 76 Rocco that was a blast to drive. This was a well maintained car by the previous owner, K&N air filter, synthetic oil, Fram oil filter, lowered 1 inch, 215 60's, high end paint job (Mars Red) all over including the under carriage and engine bay. Unfortunately he let the body go a bit and there is now a little rust showing it's ugly head. Will have to jump on it right away.

This car is an absolute thrill to drive, the tranny's close ratio and the firm suspension make it yearn for twisting two lane blacktops. The acceleration out of this little engine is amazing, I used to have a 2.2l turbo MX6, this thing would have no problem staying with it.

I would like to see if I can can squeeze a little more out of it, but I don't think I go too crazy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th October, 2005

1984 Volkswagen Scirocco 1.8 from North America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired247000 miles
Most recent distance250000 miles

Summary:

I love this car

Faults:

The fan switch went out, but it was cheaply and easily replaced.

The exhaust rattles like crazy.

General Comments:

The car is still running fine on the original clutch at 250,000 miles, it rarely slips.

It can be a little sluggish in terms of acceleration, but it handles exceptionally. There is no power steering, which can be a struggle in parking lots, but you can feel the road better than any other car I have driven.

Very comfortable seating.

This car is incredibly reliable, very few things have gone wrong other than general maintenance.

My scirocco is generally easy to work on, but some parts of the engine compartment are cramped.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th March, 2005

1984 Volkswagen Scirocco GL 1.8 gasloine from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 gasloine Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired221000 miles
Most recent distance230000 miles

Summary:

A car for the sporty person with a low budget

Faults:

When I first got the car it had a cracked rear tail lens and the liner around the sun roof was starting to come undone. But that was quickly and easily replaced by some glue and a new tail lens which cost close to nothing.

General Comments:

This is a very good car and is very cheap to repair, run and maintain. The seats are very comfortable and the stereo system that was factory installed works like a dream. It handles very well. It is the fastest you can go at 55 miles per hour (the top speed is NOT 55mph however).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th October, 2002

1984 Volkswagen Scirocco GL 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.3 / 10
Distance when acquired69000 miles
Most recent distance69750 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz 240D

Summary:

A nightmare on wheels

Faults:

Carburettor is incredibly complicated and inefficient - car won't idle. The clutch release mechanism is awful. The friction pad between the exhaust manifold and downpipe has worn away and can only be replaced by a main dealer. Alternator regulator/brush unit failed.

General Comments:

A dreadful car. Bodily sound but mechanically flawed. Bulkhead flexes when the clutch cable is depressed. It rattles and the handling is poor. Bumps in the road feel like canyons.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th March, 2000

17th Jan 2001, 06:45

Come on. that's a bit unfair don't you think? I have owned 3 Sciroccos, one being a 1984 GL. I agree with the bulkhead flex, but it can be modified. Anything else is a tad unfair!

13th Feb 2001, 20:19

I agree with the unfairness. The Scirocco is a good car. It would outlive many other cars, those problems mentioned above are probably due to bad maintenance and disrespect for the car and would be evident in any car.

1st Oct 2001, 07:10

Whoever owned your car before you got it must have seriously mis-treated it! It's a Volkswagen! How can you say that the mechanics are no good?

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 5 reviews