Still fun to drive after 5 years!
By johnincary on
1997 Volkswagen GTI VR6 2dr Hatchback
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
VR6 engine is great, lots of torque and
power and likes to spin too. With more
open exaust the engine sounds are racy.
I also like hatchback's practicality
and utter invisibility vs. say Corvette
and your local cops.
As mentioned before do budget for
firmer suspension and bigger wheels.