In The Flesh: 1984 Volkswagen Jetta Mk1 Diesel

Back before Volkswagen got in massive trouble for their diesel emissions cheating scheme, they sold diesel powered Golf and Jettas that only cheated their owners out of performance. I’ve never owned a Mk 1 Jetta, but I did have a Rabbit diesel with the same 1.6 liter diesel lump of scrap iron and it was slow. Mind-numbingly slow. But the advantage of having an engine with the BMEP of a balloon animal is that the engine will last forever, or at least past 421k miles like this next thing. Find this 1984 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel offered for $2500 in Salem, MA via craigslist. Tip from ME.

From the seller:

1984 vw jetta
condition: good
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: diesel
odometer: 421603
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: sedan

Up for sale, or interesting trade. Is my 84 Jetta 4door. Diesel, 5 speed manual. It’s still in pretty good shape with only 421 thousand miles on it. Starts right up, goes down the road pretty good. Body is decent. Interior is really nice. Has A/C. All there, but I’m sure it needs to be serviced. These mk1 Jetta’s are getting hard to find. Pretty cheap antique, vintage vw

See a better way to drive a car that is the color of the old Crayola “flesh” colored crayon?