Transmission swap

Asked by Sep 30, 2014 at 12:45 PM about the 1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The original 5speed transmission is broken
and I need a new one. Will a transmission from
a mk1 golf GTI fit the cabriolet model? Thanks!
1989 golf cabriolet Mk1

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5,055

Initial research looks like you need a transmission from an 87-89 Golf or Cabriolet...should be pretty easy to find a good used one for around $150 (US). Avoid the GTI versions as they have a shorter ratio on the 5th gear...poorer highway mileage.

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