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1991 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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it's not a porsche, but FUN
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By luxuryluke
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1991 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 2dr Hatchback


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I've owned this car for 9 years and i've replaced a
few things on it, even putin my own cat-back
muffler...

I bought this car with 94000 miles and now it has
247000 miles. the oil pressure is so-so, but it still
hauls but down the 405! I'll miss it.

I'll always have fond memories of this car. took me
from salt lake city to huntington beach at least 5
times a year and sometimes much more!


Worst Features

electrical problems plague an otherwise very economical sporty hatch but the performance and reliability can still be wrung out of this with just- short-of-proper maintenance.


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Excitement with a price.
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By brooksification
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1991 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 16V 2dr Hatchback


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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.


Best Features

There aren't really any special features that i can say i favor, but i do have the original Recaro interior which has much more comfortable seats.


Worst Features

If you own or plan on owning a stock (factory) GTI, i suggest you lower the suspension to Eurospec height. You will be able to take a corner like you never thought possible.


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This car is trouble!
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By dreddy
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1991 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 16V 2dr Hatchback


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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 Features

Recaro seats (especially with my bad back). Great noises (engine, exhaust). Exclusivity (Hey, aren't you that guy who drives the green GTI?). Did I mention fun to drive?


Worst Features

Would have liked some creature comforts, especially cruise control. Also, there were several niceties shown in the brochure that were absent from my car (LED 3rd brake light, body color mirrors). 15" BBS wheels were quite soft.


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Best hatchback out there!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By GTI16v
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1991 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 16V 2dr Hatchback


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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.


Best Features

2.o litre 16v motor, recaro seats, BBS RM wheels, and great euro look.


Worst Features

None can be made.


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1991 golf gti
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By spyder man
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1991 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 2dr Hatchback


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ive had the car for a awhile now. when
i bought it it had over 100,000 miles
on it. it had the original motor and
every thing. shortly after i only made
minor repairs like replacing the clutch
and starter. both where original.


Best Features

i like the fact that it has a cover for the area behind the seats,great fuel mileage,sturdy constuction,and performs great


Worst Features

while there isnt much to improve on. i suggest installing a better stereo...the stock one really bites


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