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1996 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

1996 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

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


Review

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.


Best Features

Power and performance


Worst Features

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


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


Review

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.


Best Features

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Worst Features

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Great Car
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By John Benson
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Vehicle

1996 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback VR6 2dr Hatchback


Review

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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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GTI VR-6
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By fred bowden
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Vehicle

1996 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback VR6 2dr Hatchback


Review

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


Best Features

It is fast


Worst Features

more horsepower


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Excellent VW
Performance
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By James Vergara
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Vehicle

1996 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback VR6 2dr Hatchback


Review

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


Best Features

Engine.


Worst Features

Seats sometimes are unconfortable in long trips.


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