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Volkswagen GTI Model Overview

New Volkswagen GTI

2017 Volkswagen GTI Overview
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Used Volkswagen GTI

2015 Volkswagen GTI Overview
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Volkswagen GTI Questions

Brennan Kilpatrick
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Epc Light Came On And Lost All Power A Week Ago, Having Strange Problem Now...

about 1 week ago while I was driving on the freeway my EPC light came on and I had to pull onto the shoulder as I lost all acceleration. After restarting the car I got off the freeway ok (did notice a...

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joshuamedina
0

Car

my car catches every gear besides 2nd and reverse sometimes what can it be ??

4 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
mbrewer19922013
0

Power Steering Line

Can I use a any high pressure hose like from say Lowe's to replace my bad power steering hose or do I have to get one from the dealership

8 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
Devin Brady
0

Car Shakes At Low Rpm

When my GTI is below about 2000 rpm the entire car shakes rather violently. It idles fine and the shifter doesn't vibrate so I don't think it's the clutch or a misfire. It only happens once the car...

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Tim Smith
0

2004 Vw Gti Ac

My ac compressor not coming on I'm sure it's the clutch but my question is why are the wires that go to the compressor constant 12v

6 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

Older Volkswagen GTI

2001 Volkswagen GTI Overview
2001 Volkswagen GTI
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2000 Volkswagen GTI Overview
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1999 Volkswagen GTI Overview
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1998 Volkswagen GTI Overview
1998 Volkswagen GTI
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1998 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
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1997 Volkswagen GTI Overview
1997 Volkswagen GTI
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1996 Volkswagen GTI Overview
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1996 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
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1995 Volkswagen GTI Overview
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1995 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
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1992 Volkswagen GTI Overview
1992 Volkswagen GTI
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1992 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
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1991 Volkswagen GTI Overview
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1990 Volkswagen GTI Overview
1990 Volkswagen GTI
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1989 Volkswagen GTI Overview
1989 Volkswagen GTI
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1989 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
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1988 Volkswagen GTI Overview
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1988 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
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1987 Volkswagen GTI Overview
1987 Volkswagen GTI
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1987 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
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1986 Volkswagen GTI Overview
1986 Volkswagen GTI
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1986 Volkswagen GTI reviews:
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1985 Volkswagen GTI Overview
1985 Volkswagen GTI
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1984 Volkswagen GTI Overview
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1983 Volkswagen GTI Overview
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Volkswagen GTI Overview

For fans of small, sporty cars, the three letters "GTI" have always held special significance. That's because they've been attached to some of the most exciting high-performance cars to come out of Volkswagen's showrooms. The GTI migrated from Europe to North America in 1983, and was originally attached to the Rabbit (which would soon be known as the Golf, and then the Rabbit again, but that's another story). Rather quickly, though, the GTI was spun off as a stand-alone model, and VW has never looked back.

In its earlier configurations, the two-door hatchback GTI was equipped with a 90-horsepower, 1.8-liter fuel-injected four-cylinder engine that made for a quick, nimble driving experience. Horsepower was upped to 102 in 1985, when the GTI was named Motor Trend's Car of the Year.

Power was increased again in 1987, and in the mid-1990s a 172-horsepower six-cylinder engine was added to the mix. As the years progressed, the GTI got heavier and luxury features were added on, causing some to question whether Volkswagen had lost its orginal vision for the GTI. In all, the "hot hatch" would go through four redesigns, with the fifth-generation GTI being introduced in the middle of the 2006 model year.

With this latest GTI, Volkswagen vowed to return the car to its roots, and the automaker has made good on that promise. The GTI is powered by a 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with VW's fuel straight injection (FSI) system, which ensures the pedal is responsive no matter your current speed or driving conditions. And drivers have responded in a positive way, many of them calling the current iteration of the GTI the best ever -- just as it should be.