by bioscan on May 24, 2011 Vehicle: 1991 Volkswagen Jetta GL Diesel 4dr Sedan
This car runs superbly. Changed the head gasket at 330K and it was still in excellent shape internally, also changed the clutch in 2010. Good get up and go and gets 1000 km per 50 litre tank on the highway (20km/litre), 17km/litre in the city. Parts are still readily available. Good for another 10 years.
by Ryan on Jun 24, 2009 Vehicle: 1991 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2dr Coupe
I bought this car just a few months ago from a private seller in my neighborhood. I got it with 145,000 miles on it, in excellent running condition. These are built to last! The original engine runs great, has decent get-up in the city with only 103 horsepower. The two door coupe model has excellent room in the front and back seats, large rear windows, terrific visibility, and an enormous trunk. Great car.
by tmr on Jan 12, 2009 Vehicle: 1991 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V 4dr Sedan
I was inspired to write this review for the simple fact that the page says 22 mpg. That's impossible, I owned this car for 5 years and only once got below 24 mpg, usually more like 29 mpg, best I ever got was 41 mpg for a tank! Beyond that the car is fun to drive (I had manual GLi 16V), but has typical VW issues like the doors not working (they can be fixed), windshield wipers with mind of their own, and other electrical issues.
by t3jason on Aug 29, 2006 Vehicle: 1991 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2dr Coupe
My '91 Jetta has 315,000 miles on it now with no major work done, just one clutch and it is still going strong. I was told when buying a Jetta always buy the German built ones. I'm glad I did. I am considering upgrading to the new wagon, which is also German built. Maybe I`ll get lucky twice.
by diesel guy on Aug 16, 2004 Vehicle: 1991 Volkswagen Jetta GL Diesel 4dr Sedan
This diesel has been great. i bought
it with 119k and now have 146K and its
still runs very strong and rteturns
45+ mpg on every tank. i have had a
few routine problems such as a hole in
the exhaust, some bad v belts, and bad
front berrings. however, given the
milage these problems are minor. i
have recently come back from a cross
country trip and averaged over 47 mpg
at 65-70mph. yes this car is slow but
it will eventually reach highway
speeds. overall i love this car,
becuase it very cheep to run and
insure and when going down steep hills
in neutral it will accelerate quite
by Ramblin Rose on Apr 29, 2004 Vehicle: 1991 Volkswagen Jetta GL Diesel 4dr Sedan
Overall my little Diesel Jetta GL was
wonderful to me. I drove it, and drove
it and drove it and it just kept on
truckin. Gas mielage is out of this
world and so is the heat it can pump
out. I did have to replace two door
handles. Aside for those and the glow
plugs once I really didn't have any
trouble with it. When I did I always
had a heart attack, expecting the
worst and it was always just a fuse!
I'm serious people- fuses were the
number one problem I had with that
car. It was always groovy though
because I don't mind twelve dollar
repair bills. VW's rock and the
diesels are rocks!
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