"These are great cars for their class. VERY reliable and quite powerful for a stock 90hp 8V 1.8 The CIS KE injection flows very well and helps the engine take modifications well. The 9A manual trans in the GL sport models low gear ratio makes for a sporty driving feel and is considered "bulletproof". As with all VWs small interior parts come lose and leave and the window regulators go out But every make/model has it issues.
All though if your kinda tall like me 6' it might be easier to take out the front seat and sit in the back."
"Love this car. First and only true car I have owned. great engine, interior is decent on GL's, easy to work on if you have the time and tools. Will never get rid of this car. Would recommend to anyone that knows what they are doing. Car will be a classic, just give it time."