1981 Volkswagen Rabbit LS Diesel

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About 2 years ago we featured a very clean, very low Mk1 Rabbit Diesel. That car stuck with me because of the simplicity of the modifications, cleaning up a classic design and making a great little cruiser with no performance pretensions other than great gas mileage. Today’s is a little lighter in shade of tan and styled slightly differently, but the main themes are there: clean, low, and diesel. Having covered just 114k miles in its 32 years, this car is an amazing survivor, especially when you look inside at the classic red interior. The headliner has been replaced, but holy cow those seats and carpet! The car comes with all the original parts to return it completely stock, which is great to have in the garage, but as it sits it would be an excellent around-town cruiser.

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Year: 1981
Model: Rabbit LS Diesel
Engine: 1.6l inline-4 diesel
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 114,000 mi
Price: $5,950 Buy-It-Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1981 VW Rabbit LS Diesel for sale on eBay

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Up Forsale is my baby, 81 Rabbit MK1 with 114,xxx original miles. I really don’t want to sell this car, but due to my financial state, I must. The interior is immaculate for its age, nearly perfect (pictures speak for themselves). It has a 4-speed manual transmission, 1.6L diesel engine which gets about 45 MPG.

Here is the story:

I bought the car from a tow yard. I believe this grandpa-owned vehicle was never owned up to, so they sold the car to me. Once I bought it, I opened up the trunk and saw a box filled with Maintenance stuff. This grandpa really took care of his car. I believe I am the second owner and this car starts like a champ, runs like a champ.

2004 Volkswagen R32

While the GTI has been the standard bearer of hat hatch performance for Volkswagen since the 1970s, there’s been a series of even hotter production Golfs over the years that have taken the formula one step further. The MkII Rallye Golf was the first of these über Golfs, bringing a supercharged engine and four-wheel drive to the equation. Over a decade later, Volkswagen would release the Golf R32, based on the MkIV platform. The VR6 had already been in action for about a decade by the time this model came around. Instead of the supercharged four cylinder, a larger, 3.2 liter version of the VR6 was employed mated to a six-speed manual and all-wheel drive.

This R32 is for sale by our reader Buzz. It is a one owner car that looks barely broken in, which is not surprising since it has done less than 20,000 miles.


Year: 2004
Model: R32
Engine: 3.2 liter VR6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 17,600 miles
Price: $18,900

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2004 Volkswagen R32 on Craigslist Reno


For sale: 2004 VW R32

Standard Features:

V6, 3.2 ltr engine
Manual 6 speed
Traction control, ABS
Power windows & door locks
Cruise control
Tilt Wheel
AM/FM Stereo, Cassette, CD
Dual Air Bags, Side Air Bags
Sun Roof
Alloy Wheels
MPG: City 17/Hwy 24 (manufacturer statement)

Purchased new at Lithia VW in Reno. Single owner car, only 17,600 miles!! Yes, that’s all. Smoker car but has just been professionally detailed for sale. Silver with black leather interior. Sport seats. Vehicle belonged to a deceased family member. Please e-mail reply to this ad or call Seven75-85two-5three2nine. $18,900.00


The MkIV Golf earned a bit of a reputation for being cantankerous. I experienced this behavior first hand as I owned one of the last MkIV GTIs that were produced with the 2.0 liter four cylinder engine.…

1984 Volkswagen GTI

Possibly my favorite car of all time, the 1984 US Spec Rabbit GTI is just an all around fun car to be behind the wheel of. The 94bhp Bosch CIS injected four cylinder is certainly not an autobahn burner, but coupled to the quick ratio 5-speed gearbox, it’s a quick little car that can surprise a lot of others off the line. Unfortunately, it’s all over by the time you hit 40 mph, but at least you had your moment of glory.

The true magic of the GTI isn’t in a straight line, rather in the twisties. These cars were made for corners and when pushed to the limits remain poised and confident. Push them a little further and you’ll get a slight lift from the inside rear wheel as a gentle reminder that you’re approaching the limits. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the Rabbit GTI is by far one of the most fun cars I’ve ever driven, which is why I keep one in my garage at all times.

This well kept silver over blue GTI for sale in Calhoun, GA would make a great addition to any German car collection.

Year: 1984
Model: Rabbit GTI
Engine: 1.8 liter inline four
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 106,000 miles
Price: No Reserve auction

1984 Volkswagen GTI on eBay


First of all, I cannot say enough about the excellent condition of this car. I have personally been a VW mechanic and enthusiast for 15 years and bought this car to be part of my collection just a couple years ago. When I ran across this car I was shocked at the over all condition.To start with its a very original, unmolested, rust free example. (Folks, the battery tray in this car isnt even rusty!)

Its easy to see that this car has been “adult” driven and taken care of.

1998 Volkswagen Golf GL

Since we featured a cheap BMW 3 series yesterday, I couldn’t pass up following it on with this Mk3 Golf four door with a touch over 46,000 miles. You could file this car under cheap thrills or simply “don’t see ’em.” Almost all of these Mk3 Golfs have been used up to within an inch of their lives, with the errant mint GTI turning up here and there. But a four door Golf GL? What prompted someone to keep this in such great shape? Nevertheless, with an economical and reliable 2.0 liter four cylinder and 5-speed manual, this would be a great car for the university set or for someone in need of a commuter who doesn’t want to break the bank but enjoy decent MPGs along the way.

Year: 1998
Model: Golf GL
Engine: 2.0 inline four
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 46,360 mi
Price: $4,900

1998 Volkswagen Golf GL on eBay

Impressive 1998 Volkswagen Golf GL with a reserve below NADA. Only 46,000 miles on this gas saving classic. 5-speed transmission, gorgeous color combination, total gas miser. In a condition that is sure to impress you. Look closely at these untouched pictures and you will be amazed that this Golf is over fourteen years young. This is one great Golf GL! The exterior White finish is glossy and in tremendous condition with no dings or dents. The interior Grey cloth seating is soft and supple and extremely comfortable. There are no rips, tears or stains and the interior is odor free. This Golf GL will provide you with years of safe driving & enjoyment. Offered at a price that will not break the bank, this gas miser along with its great reputation for performance & dependability will supply its new owner with solid and inexpensive transportation.

The dealer states the reserve is below NADA, which would set the price at just over $3,500.…

2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI

In a time when fuel economy reigns supreme with buyers, most blindly flock towards the hybrid offerings from manufacturers thinking that they’re getting the most fuel efficient cars available. While they are among some of the most fuel efficient, the trade off is driving something that resembles a suppository. Buyers for such things as the Prius, Insight or Volt are generally more interested in the “look at me” factor of those cars. For the rest of us, the answer lies in an old technology that has evolved into one of the most (if not the most) fuel efficient powerplants on the road: the TDI.

With highway MPGs in the 60 range, the 2.0l VW TDI is the fuel efficient car for those of us that aren’t in to the image as much as we are in to subtlety. This barely used Candy White Golf for sale in Bozeman, Montana is a great blend of efficiency and four door utility.

2012 VW Golf TDI on eBay



My 2012 Volkswagen Golf is a 4-door hatchback model. diesel. Clean-diesel fans will like the 2.0L turbo-diesel ‘TDI’ 4-cylinder. This Golf TDI model comes with a 6-speed manual. TDI models achieve great gas mileage, with EPA ratings of up to 30 mpg city, 42 mpg highway. Excellent variable-assist electromechanical power rack-and-pinion steering, strut-type front suspension and fully-independent rear suspension, the Golf is tuned to feel responsive, which goes well with the compact hatchback’s maneuverability and parking ease. Four-wheel disc brakes provide strong stopping power, and electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes are included. The Golf also rides quieter and with more refinement than other on-a-budget hatches. The 2012 Golf’s interior exceeds expectations for those seeking basic transportation, as it adds a little more pizzazz than other hatchbacks in its price range. The instrument panel and door trims are nicely detailed, and there are plenty of soft-touch surfaces.

2012 Volkswagen Golf R

The GTI 2.0 we featured yesterday could be considering anything but blisteringly fast. Just a decade later, the R32 helped progress the hot hatch game. Now Volkswagen has now unleashed a 256 horsepower, all-wheel drive monster on the hot hatchback scene. The R is the automotive equivalent of the four year itch. Volkswagen had R versions of the 2004 and 2008 Golfs, which both featured the VR6 engine and the DSG automatic gearbox in the 2008 model. For 2012, Volkswagen has chosen turbocharged, four-cylinder power and the sole transmission available is a 6-speed manual. Available in two and four-door configurations, the two-door, non-sunroof/navigation model starts at a shade under $34,000. This lightly used R for sale in Texas is the “base” model and offers buyers a chance at this limited production hot hatch at a very slight discount.

2012 Volkswagen Golf R on eBay

Only 1K Miles, One Owner, Features Include: Bluetooth, Heated Seats, Climate Control, 6-Speed Manual Transmission, Xenon Headlights, LED Daytime-Running Foglights, 18′ Wheels, Touch Screen AM/FM Stereo with CD/MP3 Player, Aux-In Outlet, Satellite Radio-Capable, Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel with R Logo, Steering Wheel Controls, Armrest with Storage and Rear Air Vents, All Wheel Drive, Turbocharged 2.0T Engine, Rear Spoiler, Black Grille with R Logo, Center Dual Chrome Exhaust, Tinted Windows, One-Touch Auto Up/Down Power Windows, Power Locks, Side Mirror Turn Signals, and Much More! Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned means you not only get the reassurance of a 2yr/24,000 mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty, but also a 112-point inspection/reconditioning, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a complete CARFAX vehicle history report.

The last time I visited a Volkswagen dealer, I spotted a four-door Golf R on the lot. The sticker price was a little over $38,000. Across the lot was a brand new Audi A4 2.0T Quattro sedan for around $34,000. The A4 is down 45 horsepower in comparison to the Golf, but I’d honestly save a few thousand dollars and go for the Audi.…

2008 Volkswagen R32

How do you improve on the car that has been the benchmark for hot hatches? Add 50bhp, AWD with a haldex differential, a sporty interior, and aggressive styling. In short, the R32. The past three generations of the VW golf have been disappointing to say the least, straying from the original hot hatch, each generation has gotten larger, less nimble, and ultimately less capable.

With the 5th generation Golf, VW tried to go back to the roots of the nimble hatchback that enthusiasts fell in love with back in 1983. The MK5 R32 features the 3.2L narrow angle V6, with an exhaust note that dreams are made of. While many disagree with the choice to offer the DSG transmission only, it is probably one of the best transmissions in the segment. All in all the MK5 R32 is a huge step in VWs redemption, and certainly a step in the right direction for the Golf.

In “pull me over” Red over black leather, this R32 for sale in Seatac, Washington is a great alternative to a new GTI.

2008 VW R32 on eBay

I am selling my beloved limited .:R32 because there is only 5000 made! As you can see it is heavily modified with 3.2L 24-valve 3189CC 195Cu Engine Naturally Aspirates. R32 is more a fast, comfortable GT than a rip-roaring, apex-attacking super compact.
Yes, the Evo will leave the R32 behind on a tight twisty road and will outgun it in a stoplight sprint. But the Vee-Dub is still plenty quick enough, handles better than most drivers will ever need and would make a much better daily driver and road trip companion thanks to its smoother, quieter ride. The R32 is also more mature, as this performance car does without the gaping air intakes and wing-and-spoiler bonanza. It also has a nicer interior that gives off a neatly tailored European vibe typical of the brand.

1997 Volkswagen GTI 2.0

One of my favorite cars that I’ve owned was my 1998 Volkswagen GTI 2.0, or two point slow, as some would call it. It wasn’t the fastest of most luxurious car I ever owned, but it was a comfortable cruiser, was fun in the corners and was reasonably economical. It was also much more reliable than my MkIV GTI, which was interesting, as the MkIV was built in Germany and the MkIII was assembled in Mexico. A friend of mine bought that car from me and it is still humming along, without skipping a beat. I don’t see too many MkIII GTIs that are in good condition and haven’t been modified, but this one for sale in Wisconsin is a claimed one owner car and looks reasonably well kept.

1997 Volkswagen GTI on eBay

1997 Volkswagen GTI in excellent condition and well maintained. One owner, comes with custom rims. This is a cash only transaction.

As is the case with many cars we feature here at GCFSB, it would have been nice if the seller provided better pictures and a more thorough description. This looks like a solid car though, one worth kicking the tires, and I’m pleased to see that the owner didn’t go overboard and put some ridiculously large diameter wheels on it, instead opting for a more period correct size BBS rim. With regards to value, I’d say this car is worth around $3,000 to $4,000 as it sits, providing there is no surprises lurking underneath.


1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Sportruck

Over the years, VW has always offered unique, and often rare trim packages for their lineup. The Sportruck was one of the coolest examples of these packages offered on the Rabbit Pickup from 1980-1982. While this package to many just looks like a huge decal on the side, the package for the Sportruck is quite extensive.

Outside you’ll find body side moldings, the ‘Sportruck” graphic, special “rally” style wheels, and a front spoiler. On the interior the Sportruck got many of the treatments from the GTI parts bin, with the 3 gauge center console, bucket seats, and MK1 Scirocco 3 spoke sport steering wheel. The drivetrain was the 1.7l 8v with a wide ratio 5 speed, these truck were by no means rocket ships, but they got along much better than the other caddies of the same generation.

These rare birds are one of my favorites, and this Black over Autumn tan truck for sale in Grass Valley, California is a clean example of 80’s awesome.

1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Sport Truck on eBay


1981 VW Rabbit Sport Truck

This is a Rare VW Sports Truck affectionately called a “Caddy” with easy to remove Fiberglass Tonneau Cover. Runs and drives great. All original right down to the original working Clock.

Engine Sounds Good, Smooth with Plenty of Power, Nice Sounding Exhaust (does not smoke)

Compression Even at 155 lbs (New Spark Plugs)

5 speed Transmission (smooth shifting, quiet in all gears)

Clutch Feels Good (no chatter, good release point)

Factory Air Conditioning. (works great)

Great looking original Paint, some chips and scratches, no major rust. (See Pictures)

Bed is Nice with Little Wear. (See Pictures)

Original Interior and Glass is exceptional. (See Pictures)

Rear Sliding Window.

Sport Package Gauges, Oil Temp, Volts and Clock.

Sport Decals

Dual Sport remote Mirrors

Blaupunkt Cassette AM FM Radio

Carpets are Original and Nice.

Widebody 1984 Callaway GTI for Sale

Like any good car fans, we love the Mk1 GTI. And what makes cars better? Turbos. Aaron posted a Callaway Turbo GTI earlier this year that Brian revisited after it got a great repaint. At $14,500, it was a bit extreme. Today, however, we have a recently-restored Callaway GTI that has recently acquired some beefy implants to the fenders. The seller leaves a bit to be desired with the description, but the basic arithmetic adds up: amazing driver’s car + quality turbo + beefy looks = fun. Add a much more reasonable price (5 bids are up to a reserve-off $4,600) and this could be a solid buy.

1984 VW GTI Callaway Turbo Widebody for Sale on eBay

From the seller:

I have a rare 1984 Callaway Turbo VW Rabbit GTI for auction. It runs and drives great. it has just gone through a resto. It has neuspeed sway bars front and rear. upper and lower front and rear strut braces by eurosport, Miller-woods microfueler,Peloquin’s Differential, complete rebuilt engine and head was ported and polished with 3 angle valve job,Audi 5000 WUR, new injectors,, new water pump, ABA alternator conversion, corrado G60 Metal headgasket, Tial EVO Wastegate, complete respray of the car inside and out(interior and trim all removed), widebody kit, Hella Grille, B&G coilover kit, Rims are Borbet Type T, 14-7″ Front, 14-8″ Rear, under carriage was re-under coated, turbo rebuilt, poly all over, Buschur Racing battery and battery relocation kit, Rare VWMS Steeringwheel. This is from what I can remember. also included in the sale will be all my spare VW parts and Rial Mesh Rims w/Tires.

I have every receipt from the Resto and alot of callaway literature.
The Car also won 3 awards at DUBJAM 2010 which will go with the car.

Personally, I’d see this as a good starting point rather than a finished car, though someone else may like it as is.…