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1990 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V FWDReview
Bruno writes:
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Oem+ '90 Jetta Gtx — mint body. real good performance. pretty economic (500km per 50$ of 91octane). really fun to drive. and really good looking car. that the major factor why o own this beaty. its way too drive, I simply fall in love with it.

Pros: really good looking

Cons: leaking sun roof (soon fixed)

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1990 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V FWDReview
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Das Auto :d — Old arthritic and beaten every day of its life since 1990, complete with a gutless tired old 200k mile 9a 4cyl 16v that is steadily pissing oil out of every seal/gasket. I would like a VR6. Basically its a rusted and dented junkyard worthy piece of crap.. but even in its current condition, i love it and its fun to drive :)

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

Pros: Happy little Go-kart

Cons: Zee Germans

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1990 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V FWDReview
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After 20+ Years . . . I'm Still Loving This Car! — I bought this car in Feb 1990 - YES, that's right, 1990. And now it's March 2010 and it's still in continuous use. What a work horse!!! It is still fun to drive, performs and handles well, heats up good and fast in the winter, but the 185/55 R15 81V tires aren't too good in snow, so I have an SUV for that. Calypso green still stands out and looks great.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Fun, Reliable, Seats, Heater, Everything!

Cons: Insurance Cost

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1990 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V FWDReview
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My Wolfie — Its a 1990 Jetta wolfsburg edition. It has a 2.0L 16v engine. Puts out about 130 whp. Its pretty small for a 4 door. Its a 20 year old car so it has its flaws. Its a blast to drive, No power steering so its kinda like a go-kart.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Its Light, has alot of bolt on opitions, and its a 2.0 16v. ITS GERMAN!!

Cons: Its 20 years old.

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1990 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V FWDReview
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My 1.8t 1990 Gli — I love my 1.8t I put in it! drilled breaks and all disks is a must, and with the coilovers it handle's well the only complaint I have is the one wheel peels, going to get a lsd diff soon

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

Pros: its fast, and gets great milage

Cons: its pretty ugly, but thats kind of a plus, no one expects it to do anything

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1990 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V FWDReview
Lex writes:
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Vw Jetta Gtx - Factory Pimped Family Car — In 1990 VW dropped the GLi variant which was replaced by the GTX. The mark 2 chassis and 16 valve 2.0 litre engine were complimented with BBS cross-spoked 15 inch rims and Recaro electric height adjustable racing seats. This variant was limited to two years in production.

Pros: A beautiful sedan which handles very well and accelerates quickly. Lots of interior space and very comfortable for long journies.

Cons: Being from it's first year of production, this magnificent engine had a few faults.

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1990 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V FWDReview
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16v Cyln140bhp, 5 Speed, All Wheel Discs With Porsche Recaro Interior — Very Fun Car, Rare and Expensive to keep up, parts hard to find. Car was a bit too High Performance for the VW Range when originally offered to public, only 5000 per Model Year Produced.

Pros: Fast, Can Turn on a Dime, Stealthy Sports Car, Kicked off a Following for the GLI Line, that came back in 2002

Cons: Needed more Stock Power, better Tansmission and better quality Sound System

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2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Reviews

Review By Mawrc95

I love this car. Bought it 5 days ago. It’s my daily driver and I get to work on time or even earlier thanks to sport mode and even just normal or eco mode tbh. Anyways highly recommend; 10/10 to be e... Read More

Review By Guru9QLS64

Great car! Comfort, power, and beautiful styling. This car is build with performance in mind but with a conservative look. I highly recommend test driving one if you’re in the market for a mid sized s... Read More

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Reviews

Review By Charliejr22

For the features you get in terms of tech alone this generation GLI is a great buy. But then you add in the engine/transmission (and a 6MT!!!) and it’s a no brainer. Read More

Review By Uttam

great value fun to drive. great technology. wish screen was bigger and came standard with leather and sun roof. 35th anniv is good value Read More

2017 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Reviews

Review By Gabe

This manual transmission GLI is sporty, fun, gas friendly, and the black leatherette interior is handsome. Read More

Review By Hannah

I liked this car so much, I bought it. Read More

2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Reviews

Review By Melissa

I love it , Id really like a TDI Read More

Review By GEORGE

A great vehicle, and good on gas drives Excellent Read More

2013 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Reviews

Review By Guru9NSBLS

Easy process, great service and fast in and out! Car was everything it was suppose to be and more, great condition and runs like new. Compared to other cars I looked at this was the crown jewel and p... Read More

Review By Dave

Very nice car and fun to drive. It gets better economy than rated. Averaging over 32 mpg. Read More

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