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1996 Volkswagen GTI Base Review
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Golf Gti — Quick little motor, especially with the k and n air filter, handles the bends really well on the twisty stuff. I use the car mainly for work and the fuel consumption for me is 33-35 mpg which is really good.

Pros: Handling

Cons: no air con

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My Baby — the best car i have ever owned miss it totally it never let mee down and went like a rocket. x x it was cheap to insure and cheap to run doing over 38 mph it will always be the car of my dreams. x x x x x x

Pros: good looking

Cons: none

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1996 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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Volkswagen Golf 3 Gti — I love everything about my car, It comes from the best Autohouse in the world and is by far the best looking generation. Yes I drive a 1996 Volkswagen Golf MK3 GTi 2.0i 8v. Black in colour, 5 Doors and in Mint condition. Original Alloy wheels. The only dislike I have is for the small bump next to the rear number plate, can hardly see it but I know its there and it hurts.

Pros: Best Car in the world

Cons: Not everyone thinks so

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1996 Volkswagen GTI Base Review
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Mk3 Gti 8v — Quite quick, not fast but lots of low down torque. Always get over 40mpg on runs and even had 46 on one tankfull! Build quality excellent, 85k no squeaks, rattles, everything works and it drives like new! Looking quite old now but still quite smart. Servicing by myself, good fuel economy, even insurance costs are ok. Great fun on twisty roads, much better than i ever thought it would be! Much more composed than my other mk2 golof gti!

Pros: Build quality, handling!

Cons: Old now.

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1996 Volkswagen GTI Base Review
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A Cracking, If A Little Under-powered, Hot Hatch — This car really deseved 3 1/2 stars as the only thing wrong with it was the stodgy performance. Other than that I did over 100k miles in it and it never let me down. VW service costs were fairly high so opted for a family frind on that front but all in all a good car. I had it in dragon green rather than this red monstrosity.

Pros: Reliable, well built, good looking, nippy

Cons: Too heavy to be considered really quick, go for the 16v model.

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A Good Car For Those Who Aren't Affraid To Get Their Hands Dirty And Fix It Themselves. — Overall, I've enjoyed my GTI. It struggled with electrical gremlins for a substantial amount of time but any car with over 180k miles will have its fair share of quirks.

Pros: Outstanding handling and balance.
Great looks for a 12 year old car.

Cons: A bit problematic but nothing someone with even mild mechanical abilities can't handle.

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1996 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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I Love This Car — 2.8 I-6 is an incredible motor. The slightest things make it so fast! Just got done doing a complete head job on it with hi-po cams. When I finish getting it put together it will run!!

Pros: Incredible motor and trans

Cons: Simple appearance

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1996 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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Amer's Outlook — I am absolutely in love with my GTI, no other words can explain how much I love driving it and it just looks like a $1,000,000 to me.

Pros: Sound is excellent (thanks to whole NEUSPEED catback exhaust), Accelerates quick, topped out at approx. 150+/-, Good stiff suspension, Front Sway Bar by NEUSPEED, Ok Gas Milage 27+ Highway, 24+City, fun car,

Cons: Sound quality was not the greatest for the music, leather seats were worn out from previous owners, coil pack went out 'i jb welded the cracks myself', stock alternator bearings went out 'had replaced myself', rear calipers seized up on me 'replaced by goodyear, not such a good job though by them', side passenger door window never worked properly 'might have to replace'

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1996 Volkswagen GTI Base Review
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Golf Gti - Ideal Quick Daily Drive, Built To Last!!.. But Could Be Faster Lol — Quite a nice looking car, and pretty quick at 150bhp. Can easily produce 180bhp if you throw the cash at it! Amazing build quality and very solid. A little fat, standard suspension should be upgraded asap! Comfortable, pretty fast, quite good mpg = ideal daily. Unfortunatley this car will never be super rapid (unless you stick a turbo on it) and isnt a skyline beater... If you want silly fast look elsewhere.

Pros: Solidly built, looks quite nice! Pretty fast yet suprising Fuel Economy!

Cons: Bit fat.. standard suspension is too soft and needs uprating if you like cornering fast! Not as fast as mk2

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1996 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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A Screaming Beast... — Nice balance of power and handling. chiped, full custom exhaust, lowered with FK suspension, stage 1 clutch, front and rear strut brace, MK4 hood/grille/headlights with WRX hood scoop, nice sound system, on BBS rims. I also have a big skid plate that covers the hole engine bay (those pot holes wont take away my oil pan)

Pros: the sound is awesome and it shifts pretty smooth. + torque on demand.

Cons: my cruise control doesn't work and sometimes having a 2 door car sucks

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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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