A car that debuted in america in 1980. All a1 jetts were produced in germany and weighed around 2000 pounds, generally lighter than 2000lbs. The car is small economical, easy to work on, and very reliable. 1984 was the last year for the a1 jetta, which could come with a 1.6 diesel, or 1.6 turbo diesel motor, each easily capable of 50+mpg. The more common jetta featured a 1.7l gas motor, and the sport model came with a peppy 1.8l jh 4 cylinder, and a close ratio 5 speed transmission. In 1985 the jetta got a redesign a little bigger, but still a jetta. Optional motors were the 1.6 diesel, 1.6 turbo diesel, and 1.6 ecodiesel, various 8v gas motors, and a 1.8 or 2.0 16v motor. in 1993 the mk3 jetta debut, really this car is extremely to heavy, and i would only ever consider an mk3 as a daily driver. anything after the mk3 is pretty useless to even think about
"that 2 door 1981 diesel jetta that key dawg owns is rather sweet"