Quote, originally posted by XXX 1.8T »
They are really reliable as long as you maintain what could go wrong will go wrong rule of thumb.
I bought the Mrs the Mk1 to drive back and forth home to work/ shops 80kms a day with out a problem.
the only electrical problem was the alternator died on us once but nothing else happened
As long as you have a Mk1 thats been maintained it can easily be a great daily driver.
best of all is you'll get to know all the common problems after a while and you become an MKI specialist no mechanic can match
Liam - with fuse boxes it's all a matter of tracing wires. I only recently learnt how to read diagrams and test circuits.
or have a and entire complete loom and copy off that if all else fails.
sometimes it's just getting in there and stuffing things up and learning the hard way.
I think Tim's buy of an MKII is a good choice........still enjoy the creature comforts and abit of old schoolness.
The MKI's now are abit rough by any standards.
Modified by Man&Golf at 6:23 PM 11-10-2009