1985 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

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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

    Pros: Quick
    Handling
    Fun to Drive

    Cons: Very unreliable
    Rusted
    Rain Leaked Badly

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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

    Pros: tough

    Cons: old

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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.)

    Pros: thrill of the mk2

    Cons: if ur not mechanically inclined

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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.

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

    Cons: low HP

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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!!!

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

    Cons: Yellow, Automatic, Has Gremlins!!! Old!!!!

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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

    Pros: 5 seats, good trunk space

    Cons: lack of top speed only goes 95

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    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

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