1992 Volkswagen Vento Reviews

1992 Volkswagen Vento GL 1.8 from Romania

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership1996
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance500000 kilometres
Previous carDacia 1310

Summary:

I still love this car...:-)

Faults:

Almost anything broke...

General Comments:

It's durable and have a good aerodynamic's for the year it was built...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st December, 2004

1992 Volkswagen Vento CL 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Polo

Summary:

Brilliant solid car that doesn't show it's age

Faults:

The original alarm unit failed soon after I bought the car. (Quantum Alarm, aka Scorpion) This was a problem as I had to obtain the wiring diagram of the alarm in order do disable the Immobilizer. But that was easy, Just needed to connect two wires together.

Besides the alarm, nothing else has gone wrong.

General Comments:

Having owned a 1.3i Polo Coupe for one year, the Vento felt more rigid and stable on the road. It lacks the agility and character of a small sports hatch, but the fact is that it was not intended to compete with smaller cars. Many people say it is a slow and boring car and I can see what they mean, however when driven at over 3000rpm in 2nd, 3rd and 4th gears it doesn't disappoint on the performance side of things.

The interior is nicely laid out and comfortable on long journeys for 4 people - plenty of leg room in the rear. The boot is huge. I currently have two 12" Subs in mine and there is still enough space to fit two suitcases or all the shopping (without piling things on top of each other).

This car is also quite easy to modify. The front lights can be replaced with Golf ones as can the grille and bonnet. The front bumper is the same as the Golf also. This means that most aftermarket stuff for the golf will fit the Vento. Same story with the interior.

Loads of people moan how expensive parts are for VWs. This is because these silly people only buy their parts at the VW Dealer. Go to places like Euro Car Parts (branches nation wide) or KMS Spares and you will realize that VWs are one of the cheapest cars to find spares for.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2003

13th Nov 2005, 02:25

My car alarm on my 95 volkswagen golf won't turn off and when I turn the key in the door handle it won't shut off. I was just wondering if someone knows how I can totally disable the alarm.

1992 Volkswagen Vento GL 2.0 from Singapore

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance170000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Galant

Summary:

Expensive trap!

Faults:

Just about every thing, but the engine had to be replaced. (e.g. Radiator, water pump, Air-con thermostat, fuel pump, catalytic convertor, etc.)

Power windows quit working about 6 months ago.

General Comments:

The engine runs very well. Wonderful for highway driving as it is stable.

Cabin was a little small considering it is a 2.0l car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th July, 2002

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 3 reviews