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1991 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

 
 

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Volkswagen GTI Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 134 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

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  • What's New for 1991

    A tilt steering wheel is now standard on all GTIs. A three-speed automatic finds its way to the options list for the base model, but the…

 
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  Average Consumer Rating (4 total reviews)


Excitement with a price.

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Vehicle: 1991 Volkswagen GTI 16V 2dr Hatchback

I have owned my '91 GTI for about ten months now. In my opinion, it is one of the coolest cars on the road. It's a lot of fun to drive and it gets the looks. When you drive this car it feels like you're driving a 5-speed go-kart. It's handling is excellent, and the performance is just as good. As nice as the car may sound so far, be aware of the usual "Volkswagen problems". Trust me, you will have problems, and VWs aren't cheap to fix. You will have fun with this car, but try not to redline it off every green light, otherwise you will be flooded with repair bills.




This car is trouble!

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Vehicle: 1991 Volkswagen GTI 16V 2dr Hatchback

This is the most fun to drive car I've ever had! Due to my various exploits, I shouldn't comment on reliability. It has a close ratio transmission, so make sure you don't mind turning 3900+ rpm at 80mph (fuel economy suffers as a result). This car was made for driving, with easy to read guages and good driving position. Ride is kind of harsh, but handling is out of this world. This car loves to get up and go. I can't believe I still have my driver's license!




Best hatchback out there!

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Vehicle: 1991 Volkswagen GTI 16V 2dr Hatchback

All for all best car for the value. My 91 GTI 16v came with BBS RM wheels that are extremely rare, Recaro seats, Quad headlamp grill, big flairs, close ratio tranny, and 2.0 16v engine. This car handles like it is on rails, it is extremely quick, really reliable and it is a blast to drive each time I get in it. In my opinion, much, much better than the Japanese competition.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
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  • 26
  • highway
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Full 1991 Volkswagen GTI Review

What's New for 1991

A tilt steering wheel is now standard on all GTIs. A three-speed automatic finds its way to the options list for the base model, but the five-speed manual is still the way to go for maximum spunk.

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