1981 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

Have you driven a 1981 Volkswagen Jetta?  
Rank This Car

User Reviews

Displaying all 4 1981 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

1981 Volkswagen Jetta Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
45

Love It. — Performance: It's a diesel, what performance? Handles like its on rails. Build: tons of squeaks and rattles, but 30 years and 900k kms its doing alright. Appearance: Love the styling of early 80's Germans Cost of ownership: Stupid cheap repairs, do all the work myself. 50mpg Fun Factor: Hell yes its fun to drive, its a DIESEL!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Diesel Engine, 50mpg

Cons: There isn't any reason to avoid.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Jetta

Looking for a Used Jetta in your area?

CarGurus has 29,763 nationwide Jetta listings starting at $1,100.

ZIP:
1981 Volkswagen Jetta Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
125

Ugliest Thing I've Ever Owned. — Not sure about the year, I only had it for two years and it was one of those cars you'll never get attached to. It did its job I suppose, but boy was it ugly, A Golf with a trunk attached as after thought. Not VW's finest, that's for sure.

Pros: Pretty good car, nice to drive

Cons: Who designed it ... a blind man?

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1981 Volkswagen Jetta Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
35

Sweet Ride — I work in the petroleum industry in Canada and take this car off road quite a bit down logging traiis. I now own a pickup for work, but; this car has endured so much for rough roads and I received it quite used and it still holds. The mechanical diesel engine is easy to repair and runs like a top, not necessarily good for racing, but INCREDIBLY economical on fuel and the engine is reliable. The only quandary about the car's mechanical system is the cable breaks, I had a couple of issues with the break line being tight, they still functioned, but gave fair warning of any potential failures. The door handles feel a bit cheap and same with some of the interior.

Pros: Solid

Cons: Low Suspension

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1981 Volkswagen Jetta Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
25

Jetta Mk1 — Old 1.6 diesel, it's not fast but that doesn't matter. It's real fun to drive, low and slow ;) Starts al the time, it's just a rock solid Volkswagen Jetta mk1. Many things coming for it, just wait and see! If you have tips or ideas let me know ;)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Oldskool

Cons: Top speed

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying all 4 1981 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

Reviews From Other Years

2014 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Excellent By Mannyhutch

Great daily driver, very good on gas, reliable, comfortable, this is a car that any person that has a long daily commute will enjoy, best part is going to the gas pump and not spending too much to fil... Read More

Great Daily Driver For The People Who Enjoy Driving By dustan

Overall a great car, I enjoy every drive. The car is comfortable and efficient all while being completely sexy. The car can get out of its own way well and it a blast to drive at highway speeds. The a... Read More

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Love Our Jetta By chuckcars

This is our go to town car. Had it 2 years. Changes the oil, free at dealer, and no trouoble. except for inability to change the clock time this year. Now for a trip to the dealer since it is still in... Read More

Very Happy With Car By Jcar

Super pleased with economy - I drive mostly highway, mostly 75-80 mph and average over 40 mpg. This is reason I bought the car - as I drive 120 miles to/from work. Great stereo, nice comfort, ve... Read More

2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

2012 Vw Jetta By Will

Amazing car! Fun to drive around for daily commutes and even better for long road trips with good friends. I have driven this car through the best and worst weather conditions and it has kept powering... Read More

Decent Car For A Decent Price By lemoffett

I loved that this car was under $20k brand new. I also liked that it came with black interior for a white car. The best thing about this car was that all windows rolled up/down with one click. I went ... Read More

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Great Student Car By Ginese1

This car was the perfect pick for my daughter, she learned to drive with my Volvo SUV, then my Passat. These were a little big for her and harder to navigate parking situations. I surprised her with... Read More

Great Value By Jonesb930

Overall I am happy that I purchased this car. I am at 100K and ready to trade it in but have been hesitating since it was such a great car overall. I have driven a newer model Passat during the last s... Read More

Cars compared to 1981 Volkswagen JettaPeople researching a 1981 Volkswagen Jetta contacted a dealer about

Have you driven a 1981 Volkswagen Jetta?  
Rank Your Car →