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1981 Volkswagen JettaReview
Jeremy writes:
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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.

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1981 Volkswagen JettaReview
Stefan writes:
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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?

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1981 Volkswagen JettaReview
PetroFirefighter writes:
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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

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1981 Volkswagen JettaReview
Bas writes:
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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

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