1986 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

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Users ranked 1986 Volkswagen Jetta against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    1986 Volkswagen Jetta Review
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    125

    Fun As Hell! — Car always starts up first thing in the morning with little trouble, Acceleration is decent although you don't expect much from such a small engine. Handling is incredible and has no problems going around even the tightest turns at relatively high speeds. It is surprisingly rust free for a car from the 1980s and still has the original engine, although I did replace the transmission. It gets probably about 28 mpg and all I really have to do maintenance wise is change the oil regularly. It is a very fun car to drive and I often get thumbs up from people who see me driving.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Handling, european style, gas mileage

    Cons: Not much

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    Its A Great Car — YOUR CAR LOOKS REDICULOUS not the greatest acceleration good braking handling its never broke down worst thing a wiper motor blew fan belts squeak if wet styling lol VERY FUN TO DRIVE looks funyn because of additons made to it

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: dirt cheap for gas 56mpg diesel  and standard

    Cons: just dont look at it

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    1986 Volkswagen Jetta — low speed but gives it good power, corners good but strut bearings go easy, brakes last forever....reverse gear rattles abit because it was used when we changed it over to a standard. floors last good in them and lots of space inside.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Rims, Stereo

    Cons: low sped so it revs high on the highway

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    Overall Great Car — I like my 1.8 5 speed, with a nuespeed racing adjustable cam shaft & sprocket and a set of headers, with a ported and polished machine matched and balanced head and short block it brings it to 175 horsepower , this cars like a little go cart.

    Pros: great car to trick out & easy to work on!

    Cons: not all autoparts cary parts for this car

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    Mk2 A2 Jetta — * Performance – acceleration not bad, braking, handling - needed new rear shocks * Build Quality – has it needed repairs? squeaks/rattles - many parts were broken down due to misscare * Appearance – both interior and exterior styling - great * Cost of Ownership – gas mileage - not shabby , maintenance - lots, always buy a running car * Fun Factor – is this car fun to drive? - 8/10

    Pros: huge trunk

    Cons: previous owner didn't take care of her

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    1986 Jetta Coupe/2door — Performance- acceleration, excellent now that there is more power braking, needs some help in this department handling, lowering is a must build quality- have fixed all at minor cost from j/y appearance- going for minimal interior, needs some body work cost of ownership- make sure you meet all recommended filter/oil changes + preventive maintenance and you will be fine fun factor- i love to drive my coupe

    Pros: fuel injection

    Cons: tin can

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    Another Project Car... — Small car, lightweight, and it is very reliable. We're talking 250,000 miles on one engine reliability. Heck, VW even has a 500,000 mile club for those make it that far...pretty awesome.

    Pros: Reliable
    Easily upgradable (perf. and visual)

    Cons: expensive to repair

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    375,000 Miles On Original Engine — This car was built very well. As long as you can keep up with maintenance, it will last you for a very long time. I had 375k when my car left me on the side of the road. It was the clutch cable, and I didn't know... ($8 part) comfortable, reliable. Only car that could take whatever I could give it...

    Pros: Great gas mileage, reliable, efficient

    Cons: Police suspect whether or not you have insurance...

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    Sweet — Sweet torque, Its a non-turbo diesel, loud , gutless 120km/h top speed more horsepower than a ride on lawn mower, more torque than the average cavalier, makes for fun sliding in parking lots across alberta in winter. had skid plates, tough car, 475000 km, not burning oil 300 km a tank. 30$ fill, buying back from friend. rebuilding engine, painting it. either ford 302 or cummins b4,

    Pros: tough as s***

    Cons: power low, torque high.

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    I Will Always Love Volkswagens Because Of This Car — This was the best car I have ever had! The handling was tight, it had great acceleration, and a good turn radius. I hated to get rid of this car! When I traded it in, it was going strong with almost 200,000 miles on it! This was a very solid car in every way.

    Pros: Great power, performance, trunk size, cabin room, interior very durable.

    Cons: The exhaust needed to be re-hung about every 6 months or so, and I went through a lot of brakes (that could be a driver issue, though...)

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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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