Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Brotwagen: 1989 Volkswagen Polo Wagon

This next car reminds me of those 3D image posters that were all the rage in the 90s -- you know...the ones where you could only see the image if you focused your eyes on a distant point...and then you still couldn't quite tell what you were looking at (the only way I could see them is if I would cross my eyes and then the 3D image would be inverted...I must be some kind of freak..anyway...).  All the basic elements of this car are familiar...but the entire package is totally foreign to these American eyes...because Volkswagen has sold a bizallion cars in the USA since the 1930s, but it has never sold the Polo here. Find this 1989 Volkswagen Polo Wagon offered for $5900 in Long Island, NY via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

 From the seller:

1989 VW Polo Breadvan Wagon
condition: good
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 148248
paint color: red
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: hatchback
1989 Volkswagen Polo Breadvan BelAmi Edition

BelAmi Trim Level (Special Pinstriping, Interior, Passenger Mirror, Factory Manual Removable Glass Sunroof)
1.0L Inline-4 Cylinder (1043 CC), EFI/Fuel Injected
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
Will comfortably cruise at 75MPH
Top speed practically is about 100 MPH
Averages 35-40 MPG

Originally from Holland and a one owner car through 2015.
Imported into the USA in 2016 by a parts importer in Pottstown PA. Before that it was owned by a "little old man".

Always maintained when needed, VW service stamps in dutch service booklet.
Recent Service Work Includes:
Front brake calipers, brake rotors and pads, rear wheel cylinders and all rubber brake lines.
TA Technix Coilover Suspension set currently at lowest setting out front and almost lowest in the rear. Fully height adjustable.
14” BBS RAs wheels from 1983 (refinished), new tires in 2017, less than 2k miles on them.

Seats have been replaced from a newer Polo.
Door cards are original to the trim.
Radio deleted but all wiring is present for power, speakers and antenna. Heater/defroster works great

Recent work:
New shock mounts/bearings
New tie rods
New front wheel bearings
New front brake calipers, pads and rotors, rear brake wheel cylinders and all rubber brake lines.
New engine mount
New exhaust, cat deleted
Oil and filter service just performed
Brake fluid flushed.

Included with car:
New transmission mount
New timing belt
New water pump
New thermostat
Original suspension (shock insert strut setup)
Original wheels + tires (13x4.5)
Original owners manuals and service booklet
Haynes manual

Asking: $5,900.00 obo

Can help with Transport if needed.

 See a better way to drive something radical?


  1. Beautiful! We fit two couples and a baby, with her baby seat and all her paraphernalia, and our luggage for three weeks (we had a roof rack though), and drove all night, from bologna to the bottom of the heel of Italy.

    And back a week later...

    1. Didn't anybody tell you that as soon as you have a baby, you need a 2.5 ton SUV? Seriously, bravo! I raised my family with nothing bigger than a Ford Escort.

  2. My idea of a perfect city car ...

  3. Vw never sold in number's in the good USA till 1955. I remember my dad looking @ Buses in 1957 pretty new then.


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