Volkswagen Jetta - Police
The Volkswagen Jetta, actually known as the Volkswagen Jetta Mk2 or King, was a very popular car in China from 1991. It is actually produced by Volkswagen-FAW and is a design bastardised between a Volkswagen Jetta and the Volkswagen Passat. Huge amounts were acquired by the police force and other government agencies and some examples can still be found, but typically in small towns. Other Jetta Mk2's can still be found around China, but are disappearing at a very rapid rate. Production lasted until 1997 until the new model was ushered in.
Micro City have released a few versions of the Volkswagen Jetta, four of them being police cars. There are four variations with each belonging to different branches of the police force. They are mostly made from ABS plastic.
Micro City cars are sold in a thin folded plastic box. The car sits on a cardboard platform and supported by a separate plastic piece with an indent the shape of the car.
The car bodies are made from ABS plastic. Most external details are molded into the main shell including side mirrors, front grille, etc. Door gaps are acceptable and the overall appearance is very good. The paint work is done to a very high standard with a high gloss finish. Most of the labels appear to be transfers. They are very sharp, however under certain light it is possible to see the edges of the transfer. The number plate details are superb, however three of the four versions have an identical number! Other painted details are very nicely done, such as the VW emblem, grille detail, badges, door handles and the silver mirror glass.
'Glass' parts include the front headlights and tail lights, red/blue flashers as well as the window glass, which is a single piece. Some details are painted on the glass, such as window/lens partitions, and windshield wipers. Most other places where there should be glass, such as indicators, mirror glass and fog lights are simply painted on.
The side mirrors are attached as delivered, but these are incredibly fragile. Great care should be taken while removing them from the box as the flaps are just begging to slap the mirrors as its being removed.
The under carriage is fairly well detailed. Tyres are rubber and have realistic tread. The alloy wheels are plastic parts and look superb. The cars have a full interior which looks nice with five seats. There even appears to be leg room possibly to add some people. The interior is a one piece plastic mold in black color. Interior walls are blank (white) with no detail which looks a little odd, as the color of the interior panels would be black. The car interior can be accessed via the two small screws on the undercarriage.