Used Car of the Day: 1991 Volkswagen Jetta

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
used car of the day 1991 volkswagen jetta

Yesterday we brought you a nice, if arguably way overpriced, Volkswagen pickup.

Today's UCOTD is another VW, one that is very cheap -- but also needs a whole lot of help.


Those looking for a project car might be interested in this bad boy. Those who are not will take a pass. Here, direct from the listing, is what the car needs*:


  • This car needs to be towed
  • this car has been sitting for like 3 to 4 years
  • heater core blown and bypassed
  • car needs some body work -rust under drivers rear fender flare
  • motor has issues..the car overheated and shut down
  • needs a new battery
  • fuel smell near fuel pump housing
  • drivers rear window does not go down
  • this car has a working manual sunroof
  • hood and trunk need to be manually opened
  • 5 speed shifts perfectly!
  • 1.8l motor
  • this car has a new starter and cat and magnaflow muffler


*All typos and capitalization comes from the original post.

The seller will take a grand and will not tow it. Take a look if this sort of thing is your bag.

[Images: The seller]

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  • DedBull DedBull on Dec 07, 2022

    Mk2 Jettas are getting harder to find, especially ones that haven't been modified within an inch of their life. I grew up in an 85 GLI, and would love to have one in as close to stock configuration as I could get. This car isn't that starting point, especially sitting 3-4 years in the NY dirt. It's a parts car at best, but there might still be money in it even at that price, if you are willing to take it down to absolutely nothing left.

  • Verbal Verbal on Dec 07, 2022

    Crusher bait.

  • Redapple2 C2 is the best. C3 next. Then C7 (looking at you jimII).
  • Jeff S Vulpine--True the CAFE rules are for ICE.
  • Gray I grew up in the era of Panther and Fox platforms. If only they developed a good looking two door Conti. The four doors became a cult in their own right. And kept the 351W as a top line option.
  • Vulpine ABSOLUTELY YES!!! Bring back the TRUE compact trucks. The demand for them is far higher than the OEMs want to admit.
  • Brn More likely, with Google having troubles, the money tree isn't as ripe as it once was and cutbacks are needed.I hope the overall industry continues to evolve. When I get the the point I can't easily drive, I would still appreciate the independence that autonomous vehicles can bring.
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