Other than the glow plugs the only other major problem I had was a self inflicted clutch wound. I wanted to make cold weather shifting smoother so I filled the transmission with Red Line MTL. This worked great until the thin stuff leaked through the seal and coated my clutch. After that I stuck with the spec fluid.
I paid something like $1500 for that car and drove it for six years until the accident. After the accident I got something like $1200 from the nice lady's insurance. Probably my lowest cost of ownership vehicle ever.
However, it was an 80's VW so little things like door handles falling off were fairly common.
My first and favorite car. This beauty is for sale.
View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE wussie cvt edition. 1.2 automatic: 37.7 mpg (US) ... 16.0 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.3 mpg (Imp)
Opel Speedster, bay-bee! Can you believe this design is >20 years old?
They aren't even that expensive...
Ken Block's Fiesta with full interior, AC, and Sound. Painted silver with gold wheels.