1999 Volkswagen GTI User Reviews

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1999 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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My Speed Rocket When In Hong Kong — This is the powertrain the GTI has needed to arouse its lustiest, twistiest tendencies. In the GTI, the VR6 engine breathes out 200 hp at 6200 rpm and twists out 195 lb-ft of torque at 3200 rpm. So equipped VW says it will rush to 60 mph in about 7.7 seconds through its stock six-speed manual transmission. The gobs of torque and smooth six-speed linkage make it a joy to row and go. You might automatically assume that more cylinders means more speed here, but you’d be ill informed. If you choose the four-cylinder, 1.8-liter turbo and the five-speed manual transmission, it’s actually quicker to 60 mph (doing the run in 7.5 seconds) than the more powerful and weightier VR6 option. But saddle the turbo with the Tiptronic automatic and it slows into the mid-eights. Either way, you’re still a few ticks off the quickest, most expensive SVT Focus or Tiburon V-6, too, but not completely out of contention.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Serious fun.

Cons: Too small.

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A Joy To Own — performance is good.8.5 to 60. 130+mph.good allrounder.build quality very good.recaro interior is good.my average mpg is 32.on a run 40+possible.car is fun to drive.it makes me smile.would buy another one.good car.would recommend to anyone.fun and practical.solid build.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: good all round performance

Cons: nothing

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Not An Overwhelming Car In Standard Form, But It Will Outlast It's Competitors. — 1999 Golf GTI - 20v Turbo I have owned the car for 4 years and it's been great. Not worthy of a GTI badge as standard, but it's now heavily modified and does the business! This car has covered 137,000mls and still feels and sounds like new. Apart from cambelts and regular servicing, the car has never broken down or failed. The only issues i've ever had are a squeak from the dash and another from the wiper linkage, but very easily sorted - especially now that lots of spares are available. In summary, i would say that if you're looking for an exciting hot hatch, get your wallet out and invest in good quality modifications - But if you want a great looking, economical car which will last, this is the one.

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

Pros: Acceleration, exhaust note, interior, build quality, appearance

Cons: Stiff suspension on rural roads, mpg after modifications.......

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Good In Straight Line ,useless At Corners May As Well Ship It To America Lmao — owned my golf for a little over two yrs,only problems were a water pump failure and coil pack failure(common faults),desperatly needs firmer suspension and a remap to make it a good all rounder

Pros: torquey engine for its size and power,faily reliable

Cons: dnt handle as well as a focus

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1999 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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Ridiculously Expensive For Anything — I always loved my VW's but this one may have been doomed from the beginning, my 1999 GTi VR6 was lowered 3", had 17's and rubber band tires, the tires rubbed the wheel wells, I had to replace the spark plug wires $350 for factory replacements, continually there was an ABS light or check engine

Pros: Looks, performance

Cons: reliablilty

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1999 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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Slick And Fun To Drive — It's the second car I've owned, a big improvement over the 1990 Mazda 323 I had as my first car. Performance wise, this car has great acceleration but the gas mileage could be a bit better. Unlike the TDI Golf, this car has no Turbo but does have a very heavy V6 engine which could potentially cause some understeer. Obviously this car would just get smoked in a race against its sportier brother the R32. The interior has beautiful black leather and the paint job is Volkswagen's awesome Tornado Red. I've always had a thing for the Golf and its look, so maybe I'm biased. If you live in a podunk town like me, you might own one of the only VW GTI's in town. This is an eye-catching car in a town full of Oldsmobiles and Dodge Neons (LOL), especially after I just washed it and its sexy redness shows. The car has a sweet audio system that can get ear-splittingly loud. Overall I really like this car and would recommend it for anyone who needs to travel a lot and likes speed. But for someone serious about driving and racing, the VW R32 is much more expensive but superior.

Pros: Fun to drive, good acceleration and a rather awesome appearance that has definitely given me a few stares and compliments

Cons: Gas mileage could be better for what you're getting. Of course that could be because I drive like an ass.

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Good All-rounder — The best car I've ever owned - attractive, classless, design classic, reliable, practical, fast, economical, minimal depreciation

Pros: totally practical

Cons: not individual

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Reviews From Other Years

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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