1987 Volkswagen Scirocco Scala 1.8 from UK and Ireland
An 80's Coupe for
Split CV boot.
Corroded brake line.
Worn top suspension mounts.
Hole in edge of driver's seat (Performance VW trait)
I bought this car just before Christmas for £150 without any Tax or MOT, but it was in fairly good condition for the age despite minimal maintenance with the previous owners. This is obviously a testament to the original build quality of the vehicle. The work to get through the MOT cost less than £30, and was fiddly rather than difficult.
Lack of rear space is of no concern, because the charm of the Scirocco is from the driver's seat. I drive the car, I am not driven around in it.
The performance is on a par with my friend's Modified MkII Golf GTi, but the handling is, even in standard form, FAR superior.
Running costs so far have been minuscule, with general fuel economy being better than that of my previous car, a 1.0i Polo.
I will not sell this car in a hurry!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th January, 2003