1988 Volkswagen Scirocco 1.8L 16v DOHC from North America
Fun to drive, combined with unique styling; get one and never let it go!
Replaced front springs/struts with good used parts after one of the lower spring supports rusted out. The other one wasn't too far off.
Fuel tanks has sprung several leaks and cannot be filled more than halfway. Will have to drop the axle to replace tank.
Only rust on entire body is around the door handles.
Lowest and highest fan speeds on blower motor stopped working.
Motor mounts need replaced.
Rear calipers not the greatest design.
A/C hasn't worked since before I bought the car.
I'm the second owner of this Flash Silver Metallic 'rocco. The previous owner saved every last receipt for every part or service that he paid for. I constantly get asked if I drive a DeLorean (one of my favorite cars). Oddly enough, the Scirocco was designed by the same guy who designed the DMC-12! DeLorean looks, VW price! Despite the above troubles, I keep going back to the fact that any newer car that I can afford wouldn't be nearly as nice as this one. It handles great and is simply a blast to drive. Tilt the Recaro seats back a bit and it's perfectly comfortable for someone over 6' such as myself. Despite seemingly expensive parts costs, this car is well-designed and (aside from the affects of salt and winter) should last me another several hundred thousand miles. Of course, I'd still have my '64 Plymouth Valiant if it weren't for body rust. Still, I feel bad whenever I think about getting another car. I know I'd immediately regret parting with this one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th June, 2006