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1997 Volkswagen GTI BaseReview
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It's Been A Great Airport Car — just a nice little airport car. Has been fairly reliable. Handles well, sips fuel. Brakes well. Hoping that someone will want to give it a home when it's retired from airport use. Needs some paint and TLC from a mechanic-type :)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: great mileage

Cons: acceleration

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1997 Volkswagen GTI VR6Review
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Great, Fun Little Car. — This is a fun little car. It's a VR6 so its pretty fast. Not as good on gas as the 2.0L but still good. Relatively easy to work on. Very good looking car too. Very good car for the price.

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

Pros: Everything.

Cons: Nothing.

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1997 Volkswagen GTI VR6Review
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I Have Owned Mk3 Vrs Before, And Very Likely Will Again — Very fun, timeless design, bulletproof engine, unbeatable sound, go-cart-like handling. Needs very few "mild" engine mods to keep up with much faster-rated cars...or go turbo if you like to embarrass vettes and chase down new M3's. Simply great little toy car.

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

Pros: Very fun, timeless design, bulletproof engine, unbeatable sound, go-cart-like handling

Cons: not for people who don't like getting their hands dirty

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Gti — fast and fun. The gen 4 cars were amazing and gen 5 was ok too. But there new ones r eh and the rabit sucks. nothingwill stop the 1997 gti it was quite amazing and a joy to drive. nooch

Pros: power

Cons: the newer models

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Drive It And Get To Know It. — It has good performance and it does not need any repairs. It has a good interior with bucket seats and a good exterior. It is an expensive car to maintain. It is a realy fun car to drive around hehe.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Its a good car.

Cons: None

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1997 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Driver's EditionReview
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Vw Vr6 — This car handles GREAT! it is lowered, has a after market exhaust,& cold air intake! very fast- this is a limited edition few were painted Jazz blue. handling & braking is great... this is like the mustang cobra- only a summer car...

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

Pros: fast car...fast acceleration....easy clutch even for those with knee injuries!

Cons: cheap plastic  knobs for seat adjusting.....typical for VW's

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Vw Gti — Performance - acceleration was decent as was braking, but handling was sometimes not to par. Build quality - no major problems, clutch lasted until the end, some rattling Appearance - for a '97 it was nice. i like simple 'boxy' cars. nothing flashy so i thought it looked ok. Cost of Ownership - parts for german cars are expensive but i take the responsibility for choosing to do mods, regular maintenance was pretty cheap, average fuel consumption as 10-12L/100km Fun Factor - it delivered decently when properly pushed

Pros: If you know how to push it its enjoyable to drive, smooth shifting, safe during an accident, lots of available mods

Cons: Some torque steer with quick acceleration, oversteered sometimes, slightly underpowered

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1997 Volkswagen GTI VR6Review
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1997 Vw Golf Gti Vr6 — This car has a lot of acceleration due to its light curb weight and powerful short angle engine. With a 5 speed manual transmission, it's fun to drive and good on gas. My average MPG is 27. Definitely a good buy and fun to drive.

Pros: 5 speed, VR6 engine, great handling

Cons: replacement parts are expensive

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1997 Volkswagen GTI BaseReview
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Second Car !!! — its all to do wit sentimental values.. you really want me to air out my car on face book?!?!...ok its always breaking down!!!...maybe cuz a dat stigma attatched to it!!! but its soooo cool yo i could just go on and on about this dumb car!...so mind ya biz! (50 words yet?!?!/ sheezs!!! )

Pros: small injen/big displacement

Cons: electricals

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Mk 3 Golt Gti 16v, I Love It! — OK, I drive a 5 door, 2 L, 16v, Mk 3 Golf Gti putting out about 155bhp. Critics have universely slagged the Mk 3 and it is usually regarded as the weakest of Golf versions. They are wrong! I love it. It may not have the purity of a Mk 1 or the dynamics of a Mk 2 Gti. Nor may it have the quality of a Mk 4, but hey, try one, you might just like it. It pulls hard all the way to nearly 140 mph, revs to 6700rpm, has plenty of grip and the back end can be forced into play if you try hard enough! All on private road of course. It's chunky, in a handsome kinda way, quite economical considering the performance and only costs £300 fully comp a year to insure. The only downside is the steering lacks the direct feel of a Mk 2 Gti and the ride height is comically high. Go on try one, it may exceed your expectations!

Pros: Chunky, grip, pace

Cons: Steering feel, tractor ride height.

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2012 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Great Car Would Buy It Again By shabra

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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 Damon

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

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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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