1989 Volkswagen GTI Overview

GTI

Looking for a Used GTI in your area?

CarGurus has 6,282 nationwide GTI listings starting at $2,299.

ZIP:
Average user score
4.6 5 stars
Based on 9 reviews

1989 Volkswagen GTI Overview

No changes for the 1989 Volkswagen GTI, a sports hatchback that is more about performance and less about utility. Even though it seats four and has an adequate trunk for cargo, owners love the GTI's incredible zip and racer attitude.

You still have your choice of either an 8-valve, 4-cylinder, 1.8 liter, 105-hp engine in the standard hatch or the 16-valve, 1.8-liter, 123-hp engine in the 1989 GTI. Both give you great performance and acceleration, though the 16V will give you a lot more bang. The GTI never came with many standard features, but the Recaro racing seats provide added support up front, and the tachometer is handy on the dash. For a little extra, you can get air conditioning, power windows and locks, and a sunroof.

Though not as good as the Golf, the 1989 GTI gets decent gas mileage, at 23/29 mpg, making it a street racer for the budget-conscious. Parts, though sometimes hard to find, are relatively inexpensive, which means it is a popular tuner car. Owners love how little they have to spend on the GTI, but the main attraction is an engine that is both powerful and durable, able to take a constant beating and still deliver optimal performance.

Updated

What's your take on the 1989 Volkswagen GTI?

Have you driven a 1989 Volkswagen GTI?  
Rank This Car

Cars compared to 1989 Volkswagen GTIPeople researching a 1989 Volkswagen GTI contacted a dealer about

GTI

Looking for a Used GTI in your area?

CarGurus has 6,282 nationwide GTI listings starting at $2,299.

ZIP:
Have questions?   Ask a question

Volkswagen GTI Questions

Any Suggestion On Location To Find Parts For A 1989 Gti

346 views with 8 answers (last answer 6 years ago)
55

So The Mk2 Gti Is Getting Engine Swapped In Winter. So 1.8t Vs Vr6 Vs 2.0t...

throw up your opinions and why. i have access to swaps for all three choices

645 views with 9 answers (last answer 4 years ago)