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Average User Score
4.7 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 12 reviews
1987 Volkswagen Jetta Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 12 reviews
A budget compact sedan, available as a 2-door or 4-door, the Jetta easily conquered the U.S. market, winning over customers with its blend of optimal performance, reliability, safety, and price. With great gas mileage and few repairs, the Jetta adds up to a practical family car or personal sport compact.
The biggest change in the 1987 Volkswagen Jetta is a new and improved and more powerful engine in the performance-oriented GLI. It gets a 16-valve, double overhead cam 1.8, with 123-hp. Coupled with the already supportive Recaro racing seats in the front, the family sedan Jetta becomes a true road rocket. The 1.8, 4-cylinder, 85-hp engine in the base and GL sedans remains the same.
What makes the 1987 Jetta stand out from other compact sedans is the Volkwagen engineering that combines stiff suspension with tight cornering and an engine that never quits. Combined with the light weight of the car, it handles breezily, but stays firmly planted on the road. Owners of all Jettas, not just the GLI, praise its performance and how fun it is to drive. They also mention the spacious trunk, and that it's very easy to do your own repairs or modifications. Mostly, those who have owned their 1987 Jetta for almost 20 years now are amazed how neither the engine or the exterior ever shows how hard it's been driven. Drawbacks include the plain styling, cheaply-made interior materials, and an uncomfortable driver's seat.
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Volkswagen Jetta Questions
Fuel Pump Fuse Issues
hey boys , years ago I bought a private sale 87 jetta gl the fuel pump fuse#5 and anti knock fuse were jumped by Who knows who and remained that way for yrs as, then I burned a fuse slot there replace...
Im Just Asking But How Much Does A Rhd 1987 Mk2 Jetta Sell For These Days??...
just asking about cz im thinking of selling mine any ideas? thanks
87 Jetta Turbo Diesel 5sp Trans Not Engaging
I was working on my car and had it Idling for a bit and when I went to move it, it wouldn't engage. Cltuch and trans were working fine and both have been replaced a couple of years before. I can hear ...
Weel Bearing Greas
Water Behind Passenger Seat, Where From?
When it rains and the car is sitting outsde I don't find any water but when I drive in the rain a spot will show up behind the passenger seat where its very damp, where is it from?