We had a 1980 Rabbit, but a 4 door. One of the New Stanton, PA specials that lowered VW Quality Control to whole new levels. We had more problems with that car than all the other cars my parents and I have owned before and since then combined.
I will defend WV Quality Control . I was a Car Hauler domiciled at Lordstown . Oh. Terminal . All Drivers from Lordstown were banned resulting from the first Load of Rabbits we hauled . We "Framed out" everything we loaded . Two of us went to the first Dealership making delivery . During the unloading procedure the decks are raised . One of the positions is on a "Jump Skid" and the stresses were too much on the Rabbit . The unibody buckled in the Middle , doors popped open , as did the hood and trunk IIRC . This was widespread as a quality issue . Along with some other "Teething Issues" . These weren't bad ..would you like to know about some Imports I experienced ? Volvo and Nova immediately come to mind . Not the designed in USA - built here Novas . The Novas built at the "Fort Apache" in California as a Joint Toyota & GM Venture . Thanx ..