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1989 Volkswagen Jetta STDReview
jetta89 writes:
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Fun Little Car To Drive, Not Really A Looker Though. — Yes, I enjoyed the car. I needed a large car which I just bought. So I am keeping my other 11 year old car and getting rid of this one, which is an easy choice since my wife can't drive a stick. It is still a fun car to drive when you aren't stuck in traffic. Zips along pretty well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Still rides like new.  Fun to drive.  Takes corners, accelerates, and sounds pretty much like it was 21 years ago when I drove it off the lot.

Cons: Heating and air conditioning work poorly now.  My mechanic says the parts for fixing the heater are cheap, but the labor would be expensive.  Runs  hot if you are stuck in rush hour traffic for an hour or more.  No radio.

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1989 Volkswagen JettaReview
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The Mk2 Jetta Is A Great Car For Everyday Driving — The quality of the Volkswagen jetta is outstanding. As far as performance goes the are pretty good for a four cylinder car. The cost of having a second generation jetta is alot better than a newer model. I give the mk2 jetta a 5 Star review

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

Pros: Good on gas, safe and reliable

Cons: N/A

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1989 Volkswagen JettaReview
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:d — SHES BEUATIFUL SHES GORGEOUS SHES FAST SHE WAS 800$$$ has 380 000 and still runs soooooo well and fast and strong!! cheap on gas. RED ;) sexy car. SOO FUN TO DRIVE> 5 speed ;) fast. better than stupiud new cars. werd.

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

Pros: Fun awesome on gas looks great!! ITS A V-DUB!!

Cons: afraid of loosing your license

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1989 Volkswagen JettaReview
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Fun, But At What Price? — This car was all about handling. It was tightly suspended and cornered like nothing else in its class (at the time). A practical family car that still put a smile on your face. Acceleration was brisk, but not truly quick, and you had to flog it to get quick. But get on a twisty secondary road, where cornering mattered more than speed, and it was a blast. The biggest drawback was the reliability, as the car always seemed delicate. From small niggly things to major mechanical failures, keeping it running was costly. Note that mine was the GLI Wolfsburg edition, so parts were different in many cases from the regular Jetta parts, which just added to the costs.

Pros: For a great handling car with 5 real seats, this car couldn't be beat.

Cons: If you don't do your own major repairs, or have a great VW mechanic, this is a car to avoid.

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1989 Volkswagen JettaReview
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My 1898 Jetta Gli — i loved this car with all my heart. It gave me the best of both worlds. It looked good and performed just as well. i ended up selling the care cause of having no license. I may have been workin on the car a lot but that just gave me the incentive to love the car even more.

Pros: very good build quality,major fun to drive

Cons: parts tended to get pretty expensive

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1989 Volkswagen JettaReview
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Owned This Nice 2-dr 1.8 5-spd In 2000 — Head gasket was gone on this vdub when I bought if for $400 and 550,000kms on it. Replaced gasket and it ran very well not using a drop of oil between changes. Sold it for $1000 10 months later.

Pros: Two door Jetta are hard to come by and very sharp looking !

Cons: I sold it

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1989 Volkswagen JettaReview
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Was My Intro To German Cars. — This was my second car. I bought it new right off the show room floor. It was white with a black pinstrip down the side. It was a GLI so it came with the Recaro seats, a little spoiler on the rear deck, and 120 hp. I kept it for seven years, till I traded it in on my 1996 Audi. It was always very reliable and a fun, fast drive. It was pretty roomy and the cloth/velour seats kept their shape till I traded it in. My only complaint was that it did have a nagging starting problem which I later found out was due to an incompetent mechanic at the dealer's (didn't connect the 4th cylinder spark plug wire). I let it go with 114,000 miles, but it had plenty of life left. I kept it stock but the body style did lend itself to after market modifications. I always enjoyed it and probably would have kept it longer had I not seen the A4 at the showroom.

Owner for 7 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:16,300

Pros: Cheap to keep, good gas mileage, plenty of room, a really neat, well rounded vehicle.

Cons: no complaints.

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1989 Volkswagen JettaReview
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Very Decent And Reliable Car — it was an 1.6td with 70bhp. Not much, but in those years it was pretty much for an 1600cc diesel engine. One of the best cars in the 80' ies It keeps going and going.....

Pros: - reliable more than a Jap.
- a big boor > 600 liters!!!! (is more than mercedes S class)
- consommation 5,3l/100km

Cons: - it's not as comfortable as a Merc.
- noizy engine

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1989 Volkswagen JettaReview
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Excellent All Purpose Driver — Fine daily driver, reliable but parts need replacing over time and record keeping essential to good maintenance. Rust had held off gamely but now showing at windshield wiper base, bottom of side glass, and just below the plastic body side guards. Typical Jetta weakness of front height ride and bouncy ride totally changed with HP bits. All polyurethane bushings, lowered progressive springs, Bilsteins HD shocks, front and rear sway bars, body brace, 205-50 15" wheels and Toyo Proxes 4 tires. Slotted discs, Hawk pads, K&N, Carat manifold and Corrado exhaust, FlowMaster, TT tuning chip, VW Motorsports steering wheel, Pioneer stereo, Alarm system

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

Pros: predictable steering, balanced braking, good on-centre feel. strong engine, good visibility, easy to maintain and modify, good paint and trim, runs cool, heats up quickly, comfortable seating on long trips, lots of room inside and in trunk, stealthy and low attraction by law enforcement

Cons: low rpm torque lacking, premium fuel required, electrical and dash lighting can be an issue, lifters can get noisy with age,

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