Purchased New in '92 car still Runs and Looks the same as when I bought it. No failings with Interior design but Closing & Locking mechanisms on rear doors are problematic and leave something to be desired. Have had no Engine or Tranny problems (automatic) and no real costs of maintenance other than routine tune ups & oil changes. Trunk is enormous for small sized car which is now 16 yrs old w/96k. This garage kept solid little car is great fun to drive & just can't give it up!
I posted a reveiw a few weeks ago about
my '92 Jetta GL, I said it got factory
stats with a blown head gasket, I had a
compressions test done and it gets
awsome compression, Which in turns
means no blown head gasket. The things
it was going looked like one, but after
some time of trouble shooting, I
relized that an O-Ring on the coolent
Resivor had moved. Thus the pressure
wasnt regulating, no was allowed to
build up proberly. So if you think you
have a blow head gasket check the o-
ring on your resivor cap, and get a
compression test just to be safe.
Very Relieable, ruged durability, and
even off road capable. Rally car soul
in that car.
Skid plats, and better splash gaurds
around lower belts, oil pad and trans.
Indepentent rear suspension.
this is a fairly raliable car. it is
fun to drive although not very
comfortable. the engine runs great,
and it feels strong. i had repeated
problems with the heating and the
cooling system. i had to change many
things. like the transmission, the
suspensions and so on, but hey, this
is a 12 yro car...
it is fun to drive it, easy to
accelerate (with manual transmission),
Jetta will run forever never had
anything really wrong with it A few
typical things i.e. alternator but
nothing like engine/transmission
problems of any kind. Got
factory stats w/ blown head gasket
Not easy to find a good mechanic when
rarely needed had it for 3yrs 1st time
its had to go to the shop Im the 2nd
owner & this is the 1st time other than
oil changes its had to be in the shop
w/180k Not sure if thats a record
Interior/ body are good quality build.
Cant beat never less than 30mpg &
factory stats @ 12yrs quite an
achievement, built in Mex but 99% of
parts are from Germany Never, left
stranded, ever; not expected to happen
Hard to say, love the car. VW in my
genetic code man, really fun to drive
Should have put the antenna on the roof
like the GLI, Ive not seen a Jetta
(older Jetta) with one left on hood.
Possible VR6 option with a 6spd would
make it a real bad ass.