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1996 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

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Great Car
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By John Benson
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1996 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback VR6 2dr Hatchback


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I bought my GTI VR6 in June of 1996 and it has been great. The performance, handling and acceleration are exceptional. Throaty engine roar sounds like a race car. 91,000 miles and still going strong. Cargo capacity is excellent, especially w/ seats down. Contoured Seats add to the driving experience, expecially when cornering but can be tough on long hauls. Mileage could be stronger but that is the tradeoff for the V6 power. A fast, fun versatile hatchback I recommend in a heartbeat.


Favorite Features

Performance and handling. This car is a lot of fun to drive. Trip computer -- hugely useful and fun.


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders are designed for 12 ounce cans and are poorly placed. Glove compartment please. Side mouldings need clamps or rivets. The glue is pathetic.


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A Great Deal
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By VWenthusiast
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1996 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback VR6 2dr Hatchback


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I have had nothing but great experiences with this car. In the three years of ownership I have not had one problem with this car. Very reliable and is a thrill to drive every time I get in it.


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Lower your expectations
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By Ravi
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1996 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback VR6 2dr Hatchback


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As much fun as my car is to drive, I've had ongoing problems since purchasing it as a 2nd owner initially with 95,000 miles. I have invested $$ to keep the car up to par, but to no avail as minor and major issues keep cropping up. Repairs as well as parts can be expensive so beware if you are financially strapped. It's unfortunate that Volkswagen which wrote the book on quality has now lost that winning formula.


Favorite Features

Power and performance


Suggested Improvements

Improve Quality of parts; better reliability; make parts less expensive including labor; longer warranty and better dealership experience.


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Excellent VW
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By James Vergara
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1996 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback VR6 2dr Hatchback


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The GOlf GTI VR-6 is a great and fun car. Fast, easy to manuever and economical.


Favorite Features

Engine.


Suggested Improvements

Seats sometimes are unconfortable in long trips.


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GTI VR-6
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By fred bowden
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1996 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback VR6 2dr Hatchback


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i think this car is fun in every way. it is fast, nice looking, good handleing.


Favorite Features

It is fast


Suggested Improvements

more horsepower


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