1987 Volkswagen Scirocco 16V 1.8 16v 6-cylinder from North America
A classic waiting to happen
Keep in mind the car had only 28k miles on it at 10 years old. So although these are low mileages, the car was 10-13 years old for these repairs.
31,000 miles: replaced fuel transfer pump.
35,400 miles: replaced rotors, fuel injector seals.
37,400 miles: replaced CV joints.
39,000 miles: replaced oil pressure switch (leaking).
45,500 miles: replaced clutch due to a broken bearing in the clutch plate.
56,100 miles: replaced leaking fuel pre-filter.
56,400 miles: replaced alternator.
58,300 miles: replaced engine mounts.
61,900 miles: replaced A/C compressor.
Supremely reliable and long-lasting cars (people often forget how old they are when they complain about reliability).
The pinnacle of enthusiastic driving. Fantastic handling, great brakes, "let-me-at-him" acceleration and responsiveness.
Fits like a glove for drivers under 6'2".
This car has no real flaws except that they're hard to find in good shape. Fantastic seats. Out-accelerates a Porsche 944, out-handles a Ferrari 348 in stock form.
Keep in mind the cars are old and the chassis design borders on ancient. With that said, this car is nothing short of a classic waiting to happen.
Learn more about the Scirocco at:
http://www.scirocco.org (the homepage of the Scirocco List).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd May, 2001
25th Jun 2010, 21:22
Outhandles a Ferrari 348? You are joking right? I have both of these cars, and they are not even on the same planet. The Scirocco is a nice, nimble toy... the Ferrari 348 on the other hand is a supercar in every sense of the word. If you don't agree, just check the body roll on the Scirocco, especially in stock configuration :)