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Volkswagen GTI Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 172 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1999 Volkswagen GTI

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  • Pros

    Fun to drive, comfortable ride, hatchback utility, solid construction, lots of standard features, generous 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

  • Cons

    Weak base engine, softer than other sport coupes/hatchbacks, some controls hard to decipher, CD player should be standard.

  • What's New for 1999

    Volkswagen offers two generations of the sporty Golf-based GTI for sale in 1999. The third-generation GTI has been around since 1995, and…

 
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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (3 total reviews)


Really bad reliablity

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Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen GTI VR6 2dr Hatchback

Since I bought this vehicle, at least every 2 months or so, something breaks. Power windows had to be fixed twice (right and left). Screwed up motor, etc. On top of these problems, the dealerships were rude. When I called VW to complain, they were rude. I can see who trained those dealers. I would not get another VW ever again!!!




The golf iii version is

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Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen GTI VR6 2dr Hatchback

1999 was the year that VW made two GTI's: 1) the last of the long-running Golf III series with the rear license plate on the hatchback 2) the brand new "New GTI" with the more rounded headlights and the license plate on the bumper. These are VERY different cars. the "New GTI" is appearently terrible.. or at least was in 1999/2000, according to two coworkers who have them. The "old" GTI was the final model in a series that just kept getting better.. I've got the "old" model and have had it for about 3 1/2 years. It has never, ever given me any trouble. I've kept good care of it (regular service, regular oil changes) but other than that I've done nothing special.




Bad reliability and service

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Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen GTI VR6 2dr Hatchback

I brought 1999 GTI VR6 back in Jan 2002. It had 35,800 miles. After 1 day, the cruise control stop working. The dealer fixed it for free. Then about 2 months later, driver side power window stop working. I fixed it and cost me close to $400. Then about a month after that Check engine came on. The oxygen sensor went bad. Three weeks later, while my brother was driving it, I believe the timing belt went bad, and he had to tow the car. Other than these numerous problems, its an ok car. The VW dealer ship was not helpful at all, and when my brother made a compliant about it to the VW customer care, the operator was very rude.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 24
  • highway
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Full 1999 Volkswagen GTI Review

What's New for 1999

Volkswagen offers two generations of the sporty Golf-based GTI for sale in 1999. The third-generation GTI has been around since 1995, and it is a carryover. VW drops the sluggish four-cylinder version and offers only the VR6. Later in the model year, the company introduces a completely redesigned GTI with a smoother body and improved versions of the base inline four and VR6.

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