1989 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel

The Jetta Diesel wasn’t a big seller in the U.S. early on as oil-burners fell out of favor in the mid-80s. Up through 1987, you had your choice of the 1.6 liter diesels with or without turbochargers, producing 68 and 52 horsepower, respectively. For 1988, both disappeared, yet oddly there was a run of ’89-’90 Jettas that reintroduced the 1.6 ME diesel prior to the launch of the new EcoDiesel model. While the diesel had been able to be selected in higher “GL” trim level earlier, the ’89-’90s were base model only and are fairly rare to find. But today a nice ’89 example has popped up for sale:

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Year: 1989
Model: Jetta Diesel
Engine: 1.6 liter inline-4 diesel
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 88,678 mi
Price: $4,900 Buy It Now

– RUNS SHIFTS GREAT AND YOU COLD DRIVE IT ANYWHERE / VERY ECONOMIC CAR
– DRIVE FIRM WITH POWER
– NO ISSUES THAT I KNOW
– NO OIL LEAK
– AIR CONDITIONER BLOWS ICE / HEATHING WORKS FINE
– IMMACULATE ORIGINAL INTERIOR LOOKS LIKE NEW, HOW YOU SEE THE PHOTOS
– VERY WELL MAINTAINED CAR
– NO RUST UNDERNEATH
– VERY CLEAN CAR NON SMOKER
– COVER STORAGE AND COVERED
– WHEEL IN EXCELLENT CONDITIONS
– 4 NEW TIRES
– FRESH OIL CHANGE + AIR FILTER ,DIESEL FILTER
– NEW BATTERY
– ALPINE AM FM CD RADIO
CLEAN TITLE NO ACCIDENTS

Equipment on this Jetta is pretty basic – remember, it really was a stripper model. Manual windows, mirrors, seats, though mercifully (especially considering it’s in Florida) it’s got air conditioning. Condition is outstanding and exceptionally clean. While you won’t be winning any red light drags, you should get great mileage and this Jetta is a looker with the upgraded “Teardrop” wheels. The L90E Alpine White paint shines well and is nicely matched the the gray cloth interior. Plastics are all in what appears to be great shape and under the hood is unusually tidy for a no spark. To me, the price doesn’t seem outrageous for what you’re getting here. It’s higher than some of the other Jettas we’ve seen but the condition is top and the configuration is interesting and odd. There’s also not much to go wrong here, so you’re left with an affordable – albeit slow – classic commuter.

-Carter

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