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1985 Volkswagen Jetta GLReview
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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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1985 Volkswagen JettaReview
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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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1985 Volkswagen JettaReview
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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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1985 Volkswagen JettaReview
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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 JettaReview
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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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1985 Volkswagen JettaReview
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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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1985 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe Review
Hoon For says:
I have a Wolfburg edition diesel its the best daily driver of all time with 45mpg no problem everything is cheap to fix and it puts a smile on your face even with 52 hp
vs1985 BMW 3 Series 318i Coupe RWD
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Handling Ranked 1985 BMW 3 Series 318i Coupe RWD better.
"I prefer how rwd cars drive so the bmw is the clear choice for me"
Value Ranked 1985 BMW 3 Series 318i Coupe RWD better.
"e30s hold a higher market for buyers and you dont see many at all"
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