By on April 22, 2011

What lies beneath the vaguely Alfa-Romeo-like styling of the FAW Besturn B30? Here’s a hint: it’s the car that China refuses to let die. Still don’t know? Well, believe it or not, there’s a Mk. II Jetta under that sharply-creased sheetmetal, as China’s car industry seeks new ways to  keep flogging the same 30-year-old German iron. Because, if it ain’t broke…

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4 Comments on “Shanghai: You’ll Never Guess What’s Under There…...”


  • avatar
    BlueEr03

    VW take note; that is the sexiest looking Jetta ever.

  • avatar
    benzaholic

    Probably a stupid question, but wasn’t the Mk II Jetta only introduced around 1984 or 1985? So it’s not yet 30 years old. I think this is the second recent TTAC article smacking the Chinese for tarting up a 30 year old car. But 27 year olds are allowed, nee expected, to change their outfit.

    I had an 84 Mk I that I bought new. Fun, honest car.

  • avatar
    Dr Lemming

    That’s a surprisingly nice design.  I personally don’t mind a car with old underpinnings if it has withstood the test of time.  But a Mark II Jetta?  Eh.

  • avatar
    probert

    Wait – how long has chrysler been flogging old Mercedes parts.  The race to the bottom continues – will work for food.

    i think I’m turning Chinese – I really think so…

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