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1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L 2-Door FWDReview
Trey writes:
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My Baby — The car i have has about 182,234 Miles on it and i practically looks brand new original every thing. the seats aren't nice feeling at first but after ac couple of months they feel great.the car comes like a Gt version of the golf. it comes in a VR6 "Supercharged" or the turbo version i love the car and it still runs like it just came off the lot.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing because its the first car I've driven.

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1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L 2-Door FWDReview
Johnny writes:
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Good Runner/ Higher Tax Band/ Mid Range Fuel Economy/ — as it is 10 years old its starting to cost more money replacing parts, as all cars do but vw parts aint the cheapest, but i suppose they do last, can't afford new car but makes me think, when spending all this money on it. regarding rattles and squeaks probably worry to much, like everythhing to be perfect, suppose its fun to drive likes corners.

Pros: 40mpg if ure not heavy footed/  good cornering/

Cons: 20mpg if your heavy footed/  older means more reliability costs,

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1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2-Door FWDReview
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My Gti Vr6 — fun to drive, great to look at, a pain to take care of. Mine has a cold air intake, an aftermarket set of cams, it's been chipped, has a very stiff aftermarket suspension, and an after market muffler. It probibly makes close to 210hp so it's not hard to make more power on these cars. It gets 25 to the gallon in the city and close to 31 to the gallon on the highway ( as long as I stay off the pedal ) .

Pros: great power

Cons: eletronics are a pain to say the least

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1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L 2-Door FWDReview
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I Miss My Gti! — I loved this car! Performance: I had this 2 litre tuned with pretty much everything I could afford. Chip, air-filter, camshaft, was enough to make it a respectable performer. Also it had an Eibach lowered suspension with 16" wheels and low-profile tires. Build quality: Great. It's a VW. Appearance: I loved the boxey European look. Hatchbacks are the most practical cars in my opinion. Cost of ownership: Not too bad. Insurance was higher because it says "GTI". Premium gas, but it performed excellently with it. Fun Factor: 5/5. I loved cruising down river valley road at night with the moon-roof open. It was heaven on wheels!

Pros: A sports car that I could afford.  VW quality.  Upgraded engine, suspension, and wheels.

Cons: Broke the front seat putting a guitar amp in and out.  Started rusting in the wheel wells.

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1997 Volkswagen Golf GTIReview
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Dam Good Car, Should Be Able To Pick One Up For Not To Much — great handling you can feel the road and grips well in the corners mines done 140000 miles ands is still going well with no problems overall a great car

Pros: GTI the respect

Cons: its getting old VW have stoped making some bits - no major ones i have
found yet

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1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2-Door FWDReview
NicK writes:
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It's Faster Than A V-6 Mustang Believe It Or Not — It may look like a dumpy little hatchback, but it's got a 2.8 litre v-6, and weighs 2700 lbs. Nice leather interior, roomy for a 2-door, great gas milage (20 in town, 35 on the highway).

Pros: It's a nice sleeper car

Cons: FWD means less traction drag-racing from a stop

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1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2-Door FWDReview
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Great Car. — Not as good as the mk2 golf gti, but with more features and safety aspects, i chose this as i have a young family.

Pros: tidy, well built, good performance, with reasonable mpg

Cons: handling isnt as good a predessors

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1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2-Door FWDReview
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Great Car — great car, very soft suspenion as standard needs uprating but after you have done that the handleing tighten's up and it a real drivers car

Pros: wolf in sheeps clothing

Cons: cost to much to make engine mod's

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1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2-Door FWDReview
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I Need Another One... — They fit the biggest engine they could find into the smallest car they make....genius

Pros: small with great performance

Cons: to much wieght in the frontend....lots of understeer

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1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L 2-Door FWDReview
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Bloody Expensive For Parts !! — cheap on gas,very economical BUT......parts will bankrupt you,mine has let me down twice in 12 months.

Pros: good looks,good on gas,good car to its first owner.

Cons: drive it fast because it will let you down.

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