You Need This: Custom VW Jetta pickup truck

By Colin Wood
Apr 1, 2024 | VW, Jetta, Cars For Sale, mini truck

Photography Courtesy Mecum Auctions

Love the Volkswagen Jetta but wish it had more room to carry all your stuff? Why not this Jetta pickup truck?

This custom conversion features an aluminum-plated bed, roof-mounted LED light bar, adjustable springs and BBS wheels.

A 1.8-liter inline-four backed by a five-speed manual powers this VW.

Find this 2002 Volkswagen Jetta Custom Pickup going up for auction through Mecum Auctions.

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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
4/1/24 2:46 p.m.

Although it's already pretty rad, I think VR6 power could make it even cooler.

longislandjam New Reader
4/1/24 4:30 p.m.

Things I never knew I needed ... until now.

DavyZ New Reader
4/2/24 10:13 a.m.

Great idea wrapped up in a VW package.  Colin mentioned the VR6 and yes, that would be cooler, but I like the turbo 4 cyl with a 5 speed--they boogie just fine.  This 1.8L isn't turbocharged, is it?  That's just not rating high on the fun scale for me.  I remember what the NA 4 cyl engines were like. 

All that being said, the workmanship on the conversion looks pretty darn good.  Kudos to the person who did the work.


Coniglio Rampante
Coniglio Rampante Reader
4/2/24 12:12 p.m.

What happened to the posts from yesterday?

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
4/2/24 12:42 p.m.

In reply to Coniglio Rampante :

Good question. I remember seeing them, too. Let me see if I can find out where they went.

EDIT: I found them. Sometimes the forum creates duplicate threads. I'm usually quick enough to remove the duplicate before anyone posts to it, but it looks like this one slipped through.

Apologies for any confusion.

Coniglio Rampante
Coniglio Rampante Reader
4/2/24 1:35 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

Understood.  I was wondering why it was deleted ... thought some "Capt. Political" decided to post random rants or something and caused a deletion...on a topic involving a VW conversion Jettatruck.  Sounds absurd, but, the internet, and stuff. wink

earlybroncoguy1 Reader
4/2/24 9:41 p.m.

Oh, look, it's a Ford Maveri - I mean Flex.

No, wait, it's a Honda Ridglin - I mean Odyessy.

No, no - it's a Chevy Avalanc - I mean Suburban.



CyberEric SuperDork
4/2/24 10:18 p.m.

I used to see one of these on my morning commute every day. Pretty cool.

Why do people does this with Jettas? Is it because there used to be the Caddy? Or is it easy for some reason?

paddygarcia GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
4/2/24 11:44 p.m.

Looks like a Smyth Performance kit, they seem to turn out nicely.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
4/3/24 9:37 a.m.

In reply to CyberEric :

I think it's somewhere in between "because there used to be a Caddy" and "I want something different then everyone else."

That's just a guess, though.

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