Brotwagen: 1989 Volkswagen Polo Wagon

This next car reminds me of those 3D image posters that were all the rage in the 90s — you know…the ones where you could only see the image if you focused your eyes on a distant point…and then you still couldn’t quite tell what you were looking at (the only way I could see them is if I would cross my eyes and then the 3D image would be inverted…I must be some kind of freak..anyway…).  All the basic elements of this car are familiar…but the entire package is totally foreign to these American eyes…because Volkswagen has sold a bizallion cars in the USA since the 1930s, but it has never sold the Polo here. Find this 1989 Volkswagen Polo Wagon offered for $5900 in Long Island, NY via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

 From the seller:

1989 VW Polo Breadvan Wagon


condition: good

cylinders: 4 cylinders

drive: fwd

fuel: gas

odometer: 148248

paint color: red

size: compact

title status: clean

transmission: manual

type: hatchback

1989 Volkswagen Polo Breadvan BelAmi Edition

BelAmi Trim Level (Special Pinstriping, Interior, Passenger Mirror, Factory Manual Removable Glass Sunroof)

1.0L Inline-4 Cylinder (1043 CC), EFI/Fuel Injected

4-Speed Manual Gearbox

Will comfortably cruise at 75MPH

Top speed practically is about 100 MPH

Averages 35-40 MPG

Originally from Holland and a one owner car through 2015.

Imported into the USA in 2016 by a parts importer in Pottstown PA. Before that it was owned by a “little old man”.

Always maintained when needed, VW service stamps in dutch service booklet.

Recent Service Work Includes:

Front brake calipers, brake rotors and pads, rear wheel cylinders and all rubber brake lines.

TA Technix Coilover Suspension set currently at lowest setting out front and almost lowest in the rear. Fully height adjustable.

14” BBS RAs wheels from 1983 (refinished), new tires in 2017, less than 2k miles on them.


Seats have been replaced from a newer Polo.

Door cards are original to the trim.

Radio deleted but all wiring is present for power, speakers and antenna. Heater/defroster works great

Recent work:

New shock mounts/bearings

New tie rods

New front wheel bearings

New front brake calipers, pads and rotors, rear brake wheel cylinders and all rubber brake lines.

New engine mount

New exhaust, cat deleted

Oil and filter service just performed

Brake fluid flushed.

Included with car:

New transmission mount

New timing belt

New water pump

New thermostat

Original suspension (shock insert strut setup)

Original wheels + tires (13×4.5)

Original owners manuals and service booklet

Haynes manual

Asking: $5,900.00 obo

Can help with Transport if needed.

 See a better way to drive something radical?