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1986 Volkswagen JettaReview
Tom writes:
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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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1986 Volkswagen JettaReview
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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 JettaReview
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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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1986 Volkswagen JettaReview
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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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1986 Volkswagen JettaReview
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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 Volkswagen JettaReview
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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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1986 Volkswagen JettaReview
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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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1986 Volkswagen JettaReview
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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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1986 Volkswagen JettaReview
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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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1986 Volkswagen JettaReview
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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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