1992 Volkswagen GTI Overview

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1992 Volkswagen GTI Overview

The Volkswagen GTI, which was based on the popular Golf hatchback, received very few and very minor upgrades for 1992. It was still available in two versions -- the base GTI sports package, and the GTI 16V sports package with a more powerful engine.

About the only noticeable upgrade was the fact that the radio on both models turned off with the ignition key, so drivers no longer had to turn it off using a control knob on the radio itself.

The base GTI came with a 1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder powerplant that generated 100 horsepower, while the GTI 16V trim package dropped in a 2.0-liter double-overhead-cam 4-cylinder engine and goosed horsepower up to 134. Both versions of the GTI came with a five-speed manual overdrive transmission as standard equipment; an automatic transmission was available as an option.

Standard features for the GTI included power brakes, power steering, bucket seats, alloy wheels, a rear window defroster, foglights, a tilt steering wheel, and a tachometer. The GTI 16V added Recaro seats and 15-inch wheels, among other features. In addition to the automatic transmission, optional equipment included air conditioning, a sunroof, and a cassette player.

The GTI got positive marks from drivers for its high-powered performance, its handling, its comfort, and its European styling. The Recaro seats and interior were noted as being particularly comfortable. On the negative side, drivers noted that repairs, when needed, could be expensive, and some specifically pointed out problems with the car's electical system.

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