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Mdzaf
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Aux Jack?

Why is there an AUX option in my radio but no aux jack anywhere?

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Joshp23
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2005 Gti Acting Weird On Crank

So the other day I had stopped to grab a drink at the store went back to my car to find that it wouldn't start. First time the epc(this doesn't stay on, just that once) light came on and all my i...

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Brennan Kilpatrick
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Epc Light Came On And Lost All Power A Week Ago, Having Strange Problem Now...

about 1 week ago while I was driving on the freeway my EPC light came on and I had to pull onto the shoulder as I lost all acceleration. After restarting the car I got off the freeway ok (did notice a...

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Ellen Brown
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What's It Worth?

I'm the original owner of an '87 GTI w/about 114,000 mi on it. It's got ac, manual trans., and drives like a new car. The inside is in excellent shape - cloth seats have always been protected. Outs...

291 views with 5 answers (last answer about a month ago)
Ashley Harris
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Which Wire Goes To The Starter From The Ignition On A 1995 Gti Vw

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Older Volkswagen GTI

2000 Volkswagen GTI Overview
2000 Volkswagen GTI
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2000 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
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1999 Volkswagen GTI Overview
1999 Volkswagen GTI
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1999 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
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1998 Volkswagen GTI Overview
1998 Volkswagen GTI
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1998 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
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1997 Volkswagen GTI Overview
1997 Volkswagen GTI
93 pictures
1997 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
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1996 Volkswagen GTI Overview
1996 Volkswagen GTI
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1996 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
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1995 Volkswagen GTI Overview
1995 Volkswagen GTI
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1995 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
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1992 Volkswagen GTI Overview
1992 Volkswagen GTI
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1992 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
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1991 Volkswagen GTI Overview
1991 Volkswagen GTI
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1991 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
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1990 Volkswagen GTI Overview
1990 Volkswagen GTI
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1990 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
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1989 Volkswagen GTI Overview
1989 Volkswagen GTI
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1989 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
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1988 Volkswagen GTI Overview
1988 Volkswagen GTI
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1988 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
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1987 Volkswagen GTI Overview
1987 Volkswagen GTI
42 pictures
1987 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars
1986 Volkswagen GTI Overview
1986 Volkswagen GTI
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1986 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
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1985 Volkswagen GTI Overview
1985 Volkswagen GTI
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1985 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
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1984 Volkswagen GTI Overview
1984 Volkswagen GTI
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1984 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
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1983 Volkswagen GTI Overview
1983 Volkswagen GTI
58 pictures
1983 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
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About the Volkswagen GTI

For fans of small, sporty cars, the three letters "GTI" have always held special significance. That's because they've been attached to some of the most exciting high-performance cars to come out of Volkswagen's showrooms. The GTI migrated from Europe to North America in 1983, and was originally attached to the Rabbit (which would soon be known as the Golf, and then the Rabbit again, but that's another story). Rather quickly, though, the GTI was spun off as a stand-alone model, and VW has never looked back.

In its earlier configurations, the two-door hatchback GTI was equipped with a 90-horsepower, 1.8-liter fuel-injected four-cylinder engine that made for a quick, nimble driving experience. Horsepower was upped to 102 in 1985, when the GTI was named Motor Trend's Car of the Year.

Power was increased again in 1987, and in the mid-1990s a 172-horsepower six-cylinder engine was added to the mix. As the years progressed, the GTI got heavier and luxury features were added on, causing some to question whether Volkswagen had lost its orginal vision for the GTI. In all, the "hot hatch" would go through four redesigns, with the fifth-generation GTI being introduced in the middle of the 2006 model year.

With this latest GTI, Volkswagen vowed to return the car to its roots, and the automaker has made good on that promise. The GTI is powered by a 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with VW's fuel straight injection (FSI) system, which ensures the pedal is responsive no matter your current speed or driving conditions. And drivers have responded in a positive way, many of them calling the current iteration of the GTI the best ever -- just as it should be.