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How can I tell if my 84 GTI had air? Bought an 84 GTI which had the heater removed as well as anything to lighten it for auto cross. I want to reinstall the heater but want to know if I should use...
I Have A 01 Gti Vr6 And It Turns On And I Can Rev It Up But As Soon As I Pu...
Car turns on and I can rev it but when I put it in to first gear or reverse it shuts off, I can turn it on again and leave it on for a while and it doesn't shut off
I have a 1999 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2 liter I cannot get fuel to enter the fuel rail after the fuel pressure regulator was winning what the vacuum line does that is on the injectors dose anyone have ...
My Radiator Is Really Loud And Now My Car Is Telling Me To Check My Coolant...
Normally my radiator fan operates quietly when I park. For the past two or three weeks it has been running really loud. It runs for about a 1-2 minutes and then cuts off. Yesterday while driving my ...
I Have A 1997 Vw Gti That Jilts When Driving On The Highway ( Feel Like T...
the car jolts when driving on the highway like it did not engage then suddenly it jolts into gear -------manual transmission --
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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.