Past Models (pre 1992) Reviews
Product Type: Volkswagen cars
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Customer Past Models (pre 1992) Reviews (6)
by - written on 13/10/02, updated on 09/03/03 (Very useful, 287 readings)
People here will be aware of my fondness for my current car, a 1987 VW Jetta 1.6TX, but this wasn't my first Jetta. Well, sort of. Let me explain... At the garage I used to get my cars serviced at before I came to Guernsey (still do when I'm home, come to think of it), they use a 1997 Civic 1.5 as a courtesy car. One day a couple of years ago I went in to get one of my cars serviced, and asked for the courtesy car. I had a similar-age Civic at the time, so thought this was no hardship. "The Civic's out", they said, "but we've got something else". "Oh yeah, what's that", said I. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/05/01, updated on 06/05/01 (Very useful, 498 readings)
There seems to be a concensus on dooyoo.co.uk that Volkswagen produces some of the best built and most reliable cars you can buy - new or secondhand. It's all true and what's more backed up by some of the best residual values around for a popular manufacturer. Eat your hearts out Ford, Vauxhall, Renault etc. Over a period of 37 years which have featured a wide range of secondhand cars as personal transport, from a Morris Minor 1000, Ford Anglia 105E and Vauxhall Magnum 1800 I'm presently on my second VW Jetta. The first was bought in 1992, a 1989 1.3 four-speeder with 66,500 miles on the clock. There were no worries about the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/02/01, updated on 14/02/01 (Useful, 122 readings)
I bought this car looking for a small car with with good performance and I got a lot more than I was looking for. This car is a 1989 VW Jetta Gti 16V. It has the 1.8 litre DOHC engine, which is great, it has awesome acceleration and gets about 35 mpg. The car handles like it is on rails. The ride is a bit stiff, but it corners so good i dont complain. It has 85,000 miles as of last week, which isnt a lot for a VW. The Gti's interior is great, it has the Recaro bucket seats, the same brand found in Porsches and many other sports cars. They are the best seats ive ever had in a car. It has lots of room in side which I value as I am over 6ft tall and it is hard to find a Read the complete review
by - written on 03/10/02, updated on 03/10/02 (Useful, 128 readings)
After purchasing a cheap car recently a 1990 mk 2 for the princly sum of £200, I must say I have been pleasantly surprised, it is the Golf with a bum as it were the Jetta TX for those of you who do not know is the poor relation of the now famous VW Golf. It is identical mechanically to the Golf with cosmetic differences only, therefore it has similar handling qualities and reliability but of course without the street cred, an old man?s car probably but do I really care, no. All I require is reliability and reasonable performance and this can be achieved in this vehicle to a practical level with a willing 1597 cc engine and five-speed gearbox. There are ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/01/01, updated on 08/01/01
I had the jetta in a sky blue colour. It looks like something that has come out of the crusher but it is more reliable than most cars suprisingly. It only ever broke down once in the 3 years that i had it. It is comfortable enough for an old car and the steering is easy. I recommend this car if you are looking for something cheap and reliable..well mine was in good condition when i got it so make sure it is road worthy!!! It is a very noisy car however and we did have to tune it up a few times to keep it going..so be prepared to pay a bit extra!! ... Read the complete review
Products Similar to Past Models (pre 1992)
VW Jetta GLS 1.9L TDI (5-speed manual) - comfortable petrol version is quite thirsty
VW Golf MK5 - Refinement, style, power, smoothness, great gearbox, practicality some small occasional rattles, rear seats don't fold flat
VW Golf MK4 - Nice looks and build quality Handling and body roll
VW Tiguan - interior build quality mpg, powertrain, practicality, lack of space, ride quality
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