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1987 Volkswagen Jetta STDReview
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My First Car...the 1987 Vw Jetta (awesome Old Thing) — What a good old car! Performance- Well, it was an 87 jetta with an inline 4...so it was not by any means fast, but it got where it needed to go and would power through rain and any depth of snow with ease! Build Quality...it lasted 317k miles....enough said Appearance was butt ugly. It was maroon in color with faded black plastics, small rust starting, and looked like a box...but it did it's job valiantly Cost of ownership got more expensive as it aged due to failing old parts, but for the most part, each part was cheap! Every part I bought combined barely equaled a clutch job on my new audi...haha Fun factor. This car rocked! It was mine...it was a stick...and the engine was a tank! It took everything a new driver could throw at it and just kept loving it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great great car for what it was. Got me from point A to point B and never failed me. Got good gas milage. Had its fun moments. Great car!

Cons: It looked like a box. It had barely any power. The A/C could have been better. It smelled when the car was hot...haha

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1987 Volkswagen JettaReview
Ekim writes:
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Very Dependable Car And Always Ready To Go. — I bought this car in 1990 from EERO VW, Anchorage, AK for $9000. Since then, I have driven it all over the world. It probably has over 500,000 miles (odometer stopped working in 1996) and is still going but starting to show its age. Very fun to drive; gas miliage is great; can haul a lot of stuff; driver seat is very comfortable for long trips and holds you in place when cornering. Only two minor repairs so far, 5th/reverse shift lever ($1.34) and drivers-side window regulator ($25.00). Still has the original P7000 tires!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Performance; Build Quality; Cost of ownership

Cons: Digifant fuel-injection system

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1987 Volkswagen JettaReview
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Not Bad — For its age and strength it is excellent. It's a bit hard to drive as it has no ABS nor Power steering. But it is cheap and excellently made. It's not expensive to maintain and it does not spend too much petrol. Not very fun to drive though...

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: cheap hard well-made

Cons: age

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1987 Volkswagen JettaReview
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I Had No Idea It Would Perform Like It Has. Amazing Car For Its Year — Accelerates like new. I replaced the clutch and it drives like a champ. Minor repairs and oil changes every 3 months keep it healthy. It drives like a sportscar, I can't believe it's an 87! I have never had any major issues. I hate to sell it but know it will make someone a great, reliable little car for years to come.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Gas mileage, huge trunk, fun to drive, reliable

Cons: Drivers seat a bit uncomfortable

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1987 Volkswagen JettaReview
Chris writes:
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The Bits — My wife got me hooked in VWs when I started driving her Jetta - the first month with stick must have been hell with her, since I drove it like I was playing Gran Turismo. I found that it was really fun to drive, and you got an appreciation for 'precise' shifting since you couldn't just slap it in gear like the early Honda Civics of the same era...... I was really impressed that we did a day trip to the Toronto zoo and back from our Apt on the East mountain in Hamilton on a 1/4 tank! It was a sad day when the years of Hamilton road salt got to the frame and condemned it to a slow passing...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great mileage, comfy interior, heated seats

Cons: seat belts jamming up when you don't want them to

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1987 Volkswagen JettaReview
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You Havnt Lived Til You Have Had A Mk2, First The Worst 2nd The Best :p — Old skool, No power steering, no abs, nothing eletric! just Good old handling car. This space isnt big enough to fit all the modds into most of them are hardly noticeable :P Puts a smile on your face everytime you get in.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Old skool with a twist

Cons: You will never have any money is addictive

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1987 Volkswagen JettaReview
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Love My Jetta... You Never Foget Your First Love — Really good engine! Works very well even at the age of 22! Very solid structure! Great quality! Really fun for me to drive and smoke the taxi drivers with some new cars. Doesn't look perfect, but it's ok to drive =)

Pros: Great engine and fuel consumption

Cons: It's age

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1987 Volkswagen JettaReview
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1987 Jetta 1.8l Gas Engine — I got my jetta for $300 october 2007, I use it for work getting all around the city and drive it 200 mile round trip once every 3-4 weeks only had to replace rear break system and struts. The odometer reads 174000 when i got my car and has never worked, overall its a great and i plan on getting a new one of the same engines that is in my car and restoring my jetta.

Pros: runs forever!!!

Cons: ...... I cant think of many negatives aside from the common sence like looks arent that great and so on...  well the water pump is hard to swap burried under the altinator and ac compressor have to take off all belts to get to it. and it seems to hydroplane very easy may just be my tires, though they do have good tread.

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1987 Volkswagen JettaReview
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Coupes Are Awesome — What can I say? Classy styling. A little sluggish but outhandles just about everything else on the road. Plus I can't complain about a car I got for about $400. Definitely has the "Lego factor." Way easy to work on, you can take things apart and put them back together. Fun and easy to work on, and modify. I can even begin to list all the Frankenstein parts from other cars I've put into my Jetta. There's cars that I want more, but for now, I love this one!

Pros: Cheap and easy to work on. Handles awesome and uses little fuel.

Cons: I wish mine was faster. Plus it's addicting and I pour way too much money into it.

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1987 Volkswagen JettaReview
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Car Was Build To My Liking. Quick,handled Great On Gas. — volkes 2 door body was build to high standard. It was made better by having abs, and a 2.1 16v motor with a lot of performance stuff. No ac. But tilt and slide roof.

Pros: Just a great car.

Cons: Hard to find because they did not build a lot of them

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