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1996 Volkswagen GTI Base Review
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Great — Performance -great acceleration , braking great also , bad handling Build Quality - tough need some paint and repair Appearance - both interior and exterior styling are great Cost of Ownership - short gas mileage , maintenance is low Fun Factor - fun to drive powerfully not good in rush time

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

Pros: sound

Cons: handling

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Nice Car To Have Fun — perfect handling through sport suspension; nice acceleration and impressiv braking power; unfortunately rust on tailgate, nice sound, color of the car is brilliant black and It has a sunroof and electric windows, also it has an alarm system. fuel consumption of 8 liters per 100 kilometers

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

Pros: it makes you happy

Cons: expensive repairs

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My First Car — My first car, bought it cheap, put some money into it, then gave it to my mom. Perfect car to start with, last long, built on good material, does not break down as often as other cars. A car to recommend

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: alot of aftermarket parts

Cons: 2 door

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1996 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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Not Just A Car — Performance - Fast: quick response, aggressive acceleration and strong power band. Build - Its a VW so you're looking at some work naturally. But most of the work is easy and fun. Appearance - not the most beautiful car in the world but works better than a truck or standard sedan (Hatchbacks are the way to do it.) Cost of Ownership - Installed right axle boot, and new heater core but the parts were cheap, its labor you're looking at for these cars. Fun Factor - VWs are a blast and you'll never forget how much fun you had with one.

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

Pros: Big engine, small car = So much fun

Cons: VW maintanence.

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1996 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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A — Amazing car handles perferct at both high and low speeds best daily driving car that i have owned and has plently of power!!! This car is amazing and would reccanond it to anyone who is looking for a car to drive in the future.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun to drve

Cons: not limited slip front diff and oly front wheel drive

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1996 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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Get One If You Want Fun. Lower It. — I love my VWs, as evidenced by how many I have owned. VR6s aren't the most powerful, nor are they the fastest, nor are they the most reliable, but they suit the car well, are fun to drive, and sound divine.

Pros: The car is fun and the community kicks ass.

Cons: If you don't like working on your car, stay away.

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1996 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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Buy One Today — absolute beast if you havnt drove one u havent lived :] very tunable, lowering at least an inch is a must, we even added a 50 bhp nos kit to one that was already super chipped, they aint that pricey either, go for the corrado if the pocket money allows

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

Pros: they fly

Cons: i dnt own it any more

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1996 Volkswagen GTI Base Review
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My Golf — It's old, but still drives well without too many rattles. It's relatively rapid without drinking fuel. On a run, if I have a light right foot, it'll do about 40mpg, if I spank it then down to 25mpg at worst. I'm gradually tinkering with it, next job is a major service, following the very badly organised Haynes manual. It's not the most beautiful of Golfs, but it'll do until I can get my Mk6 4motion... There are a lot of great forums out there for tips. Mine, after a non-starting episode fixed by the nice RAC man is to bin the cover for the Dizzy (black, clips off the actual Dizzy) - on older cars, it retains moisture and causes arcs and that dreaded nanananananananananacough.

Pros: Cheap to buy, to fix and to mod.  Fastish, relatively economical and nearly an icon

Cons: Mk3 Golfs are lardy compared to Mk2s and slow compared to later Golfs.

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1996 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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Golf Gti 8v Mint For Sale — car jus ooses class and is a very nice place to be! even better when you are on a country road!!! i love the vdubs they are just bullet proof no matter how much you hammer them!! great driveing experiance

Pros: its totally amazing no faults and in new condition

Cons: petrol costs

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1996 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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Surf Green 96 Gti Vr6. — Yes... that's factory paint. I had a choice between Arrest-me-Red and an undisclosed shade of Green... I chose Green. For it's day, it had quite a bit of power. 172 hp is nothing now, but more power just gets you into trouble faster. It's been reliable considering how it's treated. And' it's a total blast to drive. It's capable of 30mpg on the highway, but at the track, I get about 8.

Pros: Fun, Fun, Fun.

Cons: Uncomfortable.  Not at all fun when it's wet.

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2013 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Perfect Jack Of All Trades By ErroneousRex

This is a beautiful package of a vehicle. Funto drive, stylish, comfortable, efficient, and well built, the GTI consistently surprises. It can handle the turns with ease while comfortably seating 4 fu... Read More

Love My Gti! By photofinishstudio

I love the stylish look. Just the right size. Fast pick up response. Stereo sounds great. I get 300 miles on a full tank. This is the first car which my dog actually enjoys riding in the back seat. ... Read More

2012 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Great Car Would Buy It Again By shabra

I like everything about my GTI handles awesome great car. I would recommend a friend and family. this car was awesome loved how it drives how it sounds and gas saver plus it is very fast car you would... Read More

Great Little Car By Troyboy2

The golf GTI is an excellent little car. With the hatchback you can carry lots of stuff in it. It's comfortable, gets about 30 miles per gallon and has the power to pass people at will. My only proble... Read More

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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