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!
This is the second 92 Eco Diesel I have owned.This one has only 120,000 Klms (75,000 miles) on it and is in new condition. This 92 is naturally aspirated, otherwise no turbo, so you must adapt your driving to the power available. This car is very dependable and great fun to drive, with the good old firm VW feeling. Not a comfortable car, from a cushiony seat point of view, but overall a joy to drive and own.It loves to cruise all day.
Fuel Mileage 55 - 60 MPG highway. Firm good old VW drive feeling. The huge trunk can hold a lot.
The front bumber securement at the ends could have used a little more design effort.
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),