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Flawed, Fast Car — We bought this car in Germany (it is made in the USA) because our Rabbit GTI had been so good. This car did not have Air Conditioning which made it unbearable when we got it back to the States. We had it up to 128 (indicated) on the Autobahn. The main problem with this car was build quality. It never really stopped working but things would break and the tires wore out to quickly. The muffler broke twice. We had A/C installed at the VW dealer and it worked ok, but was not ideal. The headliner fabric separated from the Styrofoam liner and the leatherette seat material wore out. The rear axle was bent when we got it, we had it straightened later. The factory put a screw through the radio antenna and even when this was repaired, the radio reception never was very good. It was made in the New Stanton VW factory in Pennsylvania in the last year it was open. Maybe this is why it was not made very well...

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Fast. Good mileage when you wanted it. Good handling. Roomy.

Cons: Looked old too quick. Parts wore out too quickly.

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Awesome Classic — just perfect..... would be nice little more power... maybe on the 16v or the g60.... but at least i can have little fun and makes people with 116i get little angry.... XD poor stupid petrol heads, and old car beating them up

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: handling and noise

Cons: nothing....

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Love It! — appearance, sound, handling GREAT gas mileage.... breaks down and dont expect to pay a cheap amount for it it all depends on what you're looking for in a car, I personally love driving the car. most people hate riding in it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Fun to drive

Cons: Car runs on willpower alone, the force must be strong within you...

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If Something Goes Bad Or Seems Wrong, Get It Fixed Asap Before Somethin Really Bad Happens — The 16v. 2dr hatch red. Has a fair amount of power 120hp. Its a dub. everything can be upgraded and other things can be discarded. Form over function for these older ones. This one was about $400 bucks. Needed a motor.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Daily driven

Cons: If you dont know what CIS is, dont buy one of these.

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First Car First Love — The car is not that fast, yes even VW guys know that. The 16V was a rocket for its day, and the 8v was peaky and it made it peppy but a scion tc is very stout competitor for this hot rod of the 80's. It was my very first car and I loved it, once I didnt have to drive it everyday I stripped it out, but recaro racing seats in it and a roll cage. intake header, exhaust and cam made the 8v a pretty stout motor for the 2,000lbs german rod. It could handle, it sounded mean, it could more than keep up with japanese competiors and it got 30mpg. Then my step brother flipped it...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: peppy, handling, quality, durability, heart and character

Cons: slightly slow for today's standard

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Fun Car At The Time... — Great little car, fun to drive. I got this when I was 17 (1989)...I loved it for 2 years until my brother killed it

Pros: Fun

Cons: transmissions are pricey

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2013 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Perfect Jack Of All Trades By ErroneousRex

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2012 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

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2011 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

For The Kid, And Adult In All Of Us By damonrlloyd

the 2011 gti has enough power, taut handling and aggressive style to appease the eighteen year old kid in me, yet the lines are refined, and the interior is upscale enough to be suitable for the resp... Read More

Great Day-to-day Commuter By alexofdodd

Love my VW it is such a nicely balanced vehicle and really impressed me with it's stability at the limits and in snow. Can almost run with the Subarus when fitted with snow tires. VW-please fix the Bl... Read More

2010 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Practical Hot Hatch By hshamilt

Plenty of cargo space. Nice interior. Very sporty. The only weak spot is that it is front wheel drive only. All wheel drive really should be an option. There also should be higher horsepower opti... Read More

My Great Little Car By ersid

Its a very cool car for young people. It has an exhaust that sound amazing(never boring). It very fast in the corners the car sticks to the road picks up very qucik and for a four door it small which ... Read More

2009 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Just Do It. By mdjones2

The Mk V was my favorite GTI in 2012. Bought a 2009 with low mileage and had stage 3 performance package done with a trusted mechanic. At $23k, it has been the greatest driving performance ever and I ... Read More

2009 Volkswagen Gti By romanz85

This Volkswagen GTI gets about 29/31 miles per gallon. It is a 6 speed manual with a turbo. It has remote power door locks, power mirrors, low fuel level warning, turn signal in mirrors, dual illumin... Read More

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