Volkswagen Variant Reviews

1992 Volkswagen Variant CL Estate 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 miles
Most recent distance172000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Easy on Fuel, Big on space, so so trim

Faults:

When I got the car, it was in a horrible, and that I meant its appearance.

It was parked in a village somewhere in Norwich and it appeared to have settled in, with a resident spider and full of algae and dust on all it windows and everywhere. I suspect a bird or something even lived in the engine bay as I cleared a nest lookalike thingy made of woven grass and stuff!

But strangely, every thing worked when I started it first time in months when I collected it on that sunny day.

Though everything behaves in a stiff manner, the g/b is lazy, the windows slowly and the accelerator clumsy, everything worked!

General Comments:

I droved 500miles back home that day, all on a tankful of fuel! Boy was I surprised. Remember-it is a Petrol!

The onboard trip computer recorded an average of 65mph and the average fuel consumption displayed was 39.9mpg! $$

The engine, though feels lazy, it feels like a big rhino just getting ready to go. From 50 to 80mph with the right foot down, one can feel the rush on this big estate! Always puts a smile on my face!

The cabin is surprisingly roomy and the leg room is fantastic. but the rear seats are abit soft and the seatbelts anchor are really getting in the way of the butt! So only slim people will fit. But the Germans are not small! Strange...

The cargo space can fit an elephant.

It is a waste that the steering cannot be tilted or reached adjusted, as the rest of the electric pack like electric windows/mirrors/sunroof are all fantastic.

One real bad point though.. The interior plastics are a real show stopper, appearing cheap and poorly made.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2005

1969 Volkswagen Variant Fastback 1.6 petrol from Pakistan

Year of manufacture1969
First year of ownership1975
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 kilometres
Most recent distance88000 kilometres

Summary:

A car worth keeping!

Faults:

1. Rings changed.

2. Minor repair in the gear box.

General Comments:

I like Volkswagen because of its good engineering design, reliability and robustness. My Volkswagen Fastback has two Solex carburettors with a 1600 CC engine.

The car is quick and smart. My father bought it and we have found this car very reliable, just like a member of our own family!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2004

15th Jun 2005, 15:34

Thank you for an informative yet friendly appraisal. It made my day.

30th Aug 2008, 20:40

I am interested in buying a Variant 1969 with dual carburetors and (I guess) an 1.6 engine.

Could anyone of you tell me about the economy of this car?

How many miles or kilometers per gallon may I expect??

Thank you, very much.

CARLOS.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews