1989 Volkswagen Jetta Carat with 34k miles

The 1988 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V Trophy that Nate posted at the end of last month garnered a lot of interest and a $6,600 final bid in the end. Without a doubt, these Mk2 Volkswagens, whether they be Jettas, Golfs or GTIs have a strong enthusiast following, especially for those well preserved examples. I’m not sure when the last time I saw one was, but this 1990 Jetta Carat has covered by a mere 34,000 miles. It might not have the more desirable 16V engine, but at least it’s a 5-speed manual. For a car that has resided in New England, it’s clean.

Year: 1989
Model: Jetta Carat
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 34,663 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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Up for sale is a rare chance to own a 1989 Volkswagen Jetta with 34,663 miles. The car is near flawless for its age. Never in an accident. This car was bought brand new in Manchester NH and has been in the family ever since. Low, low miles, very clean car. If you have any questions, call me at 781-530-6593

If my instincts are correct, I’d suspect bidding on this Jetta may wind up around $5,000 to $5,500. While it has less mileage than the aforementioned GLI 16V Trophy, it appears to be in similar condition. It’s doubtful that you would have to worry about values skyrocketing on these Mk2 Jettas, but the supply of good, original examples like this will probably evaporate at some point.

-Paul

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  1. Neat! My wife had an ’87 coupe — Wolfsburg with the Pirelli alloys. Car seemed to be constantly breaking, but it was second hand and not well cared for by the prior owner. These are honest, simple cars that someone who is not afraid of some wrenching can own on a very small budget, and have something enjoyable to drive. Not fast at all, but the handling is quite nimble and with four wheel disk brakes, braking is superb.

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