1985 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

1985 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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Phatrick writes:
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2

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Quick
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Fun to Drive

Cons

Very unreliable
Rusted
Rain Leaked Badly

Phatrick
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Fun Car When It Was Running — I owned this car when it was 5-6 years until it was about 12-13 years. It was certainly a nice car to drive. It was quick and handled like it was on rails. The interior was well designed ergonomically and for the most part put together well. As for reliability there was little to none. Something was always breaking. AAA actually called me and said I only had one more uncharged tow left for the year twice. Also the paint was always bubbling and rusting. Overall I liked the car when it ran but then again that was the one thing it had the hardest time doing. I would not buy another because of the reliability.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeff writes:
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4

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Yellow, Low Mileage, Cheap, paid for, great mileage! Porsche Phone Dials

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Yellow, Automatic, Has Gremlins!!! Old!!!!

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1985 Volkswagen Yetta!!!!! — This car was an awesome find. I bought the car for $318 tagged and drove to my work, repaired it in a day and a half and drove it home. I swapped some interior parts and suspension for a better ride. Handles like a go-cart!!!

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wondorf writes:
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4

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5 seats, good trunk space

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lack of top speed only goes 95

wondorf
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Great Car — comfortable inside good acceleratoin but lacks top speed got from brother and i like the car

Owner for 2 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:5,000

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Bryan writes:
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tough

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old

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Great — first car i ever bought. this thing is a tank. i have taken it off road and beaten the hell out of it. real simple to work on as well. the 1.8 L engine puts out some good power for size

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jacob writes:
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thrill of the mk2

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if ur not mechanically inclined

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Fun To Drive Sometimes Sucks To Work On — i like everything except the rust,she'll max out roughly 125mph its not bad for 24 and 333000 miles its clean runs good i passed emissions with flying colors and car is an absolute blast to drive on back roads the car was manufactured in 05/85 same month and year i was born

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jon writes:
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50mpg, fun to drive, next year it’s an antique = cheap registration, runs forever 300k same engine

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low HP

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85 Vw Diesel — It gets 50mpg unless you really hammer on it which can bring you down to about 35. Parts are mad cheap I think about 100 bucks to buy almost a completely brand new breaking system. Completely eats up any frost heave you can find and sits fairly high of the ground compared to newer cars. Can really take abuse my friend Kevin was driving it and hit a guardrail at about 40 and only broke a piece of trim on the bumper. Loads of torque no HP (52), what do you expect from a 1985 300k diesel engine. If you really want to up the HP just get a turbo for it. You are very involved in driving when behind the wheel of this car. It is mad fun even if your only doing 40 down some back road. Anyone who loves to rally but is sick of getting speeding tickets this car is great for around town and backroads just cus of handling and size. Interstate this car tops out at about 70 so dont get your hopes up. I got it up to 85- 90 once but that was downhill.

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Great Car For Most People By tdub_birytx

2011 Jetta does lots of things well. Good on fuel economy, looks great, handles better and has a surprisingly spacious interior. I am 6'2 and am comfortable driving the car. The trunk is also a lot bi... Read More

Awesome...love The New Design By Leonizmo

Great car, my wife love it. We take it out for road trip all the time. Great on gas mileage, the awesome thing is you only have to do maintenance once in 10k miles. Only the coat of it lol Read More

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Nice Little Car By Robert

No issues with the mechanics of the car however the radio issues and lack of VW support leaves something to be desired. Great car for a small family or to cart around yourself and a few friends aweso... Read More

Impressive Work From Vw By majid1333

This was not the first option when I was searching for a car. I was looking for the ideal size, performance, options, comfort, economy and engineering. Guess what, I found it. The warranty was also g... Read More

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Fantastic Car! By csmtaylor

I really enjoyed owning this car! The look and comfort are great and the fuel milage on the highway averaged between 500 and 600 miles per tank. I plan on buying another Jetta TDI as soon as I find th... Read More

Cool Mom Car By RoanMissKitty

I would own another one for sure. I like my sun roof and it does pretty good in snow. I wish parts weren't so expensive and oil changes were cheaper. But, car is very reliable and I have not had any... Read More

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