1997 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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Buy It Unless You Are Broke
By GTIUNV on 03/07/07 19:43 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback VR6 2dr Hatchback

Review

All I am going to say is 170,000 miles of FUN! That is right, 170,000 miles and all it took was regular maintenance. If you buy it you will need to put money in it (don't buy it if you are broke). Maintenance is pricey, but you can do most of it yourself. BTW, this is one of four VWs I have had.
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Fast, fun & frugal
By username1 on 01/17/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback VR6 2dr Hatchback

Review

Purchased from a friend. After fixing some neglected items, (Brakes, shocks, plugs) the car runs and drives very well. A speedy economy car that catches unsuspecting pick-up, SUV and Minivan drivers by surprise with outstanding in class acceleration, brakeing and cornering. The ride is firm and sporting, perfect for this cars mission. Sporty and practical.
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Still fun to drive after 5 years!
By johnincary on 09/07/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback VR6 2dr Hatchback

Review

This is my second GTI, after 92 GTI 16v. Compared to old GTI this one is much better in every way, except that is's heavier. The VR6 is still very fun to drive and stealthy looking as always - attracting no attention so fast driving is still possible. I have no mechanical problems to report. Do get 16" wheels and tires and better suspension - this car needs firmer suspension - everything else on it is fine.
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don't get this car!it happens everywhere
By John7000 on 08/15/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback VR6 2dr Hatchback

Review

We bought this car brand new in Bangkok Thailand and after 30000km just when the car is out of warranty, it start to fall apart. We never drive it hard because of the traffic and then the transmission fail (140,000bath to fixed which is about $3,200), and then the abs fail every month, electrical gone nut.....we have to service it every months!!!
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