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1999 Volkswagen GTI - Consumer Reviews

1999 Volkswagen GTI

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nightmare on every street
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By turningjapanese
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1999 Volkswagen GTI GLX VR6 2dr Hatchback (midyear)


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The prefect lemon--I even got it in yellow! Over 7 years of ownership I have averaged about $1000 per year in electrical repairs alone. It has broken down on the road six (yes, six) times. I'm counting the first flat time, because VW makes it impossible to remove the spare. The retaining nut for the spare is fused to its bolt with paint! Speaking of paint, mine is almost gone. The clearcoat began dissolving in patches at about 3 years old. The wheel wells fell off. At 83,000 miles it cannot pass NY inspection with two weeks of work done on it. This is the worst car there is.


Best Features

Handles fairly well, about like an Altima.


Worst Features

Have some other company design and manufacture it.


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Excellent Car
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By Cory Saranchak
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1999 Volkswagen GTI GLX VR6 2dr Hatchback (midyear)


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A very mean engine with enough tourque
to sit you back in your seat. It has
had a few quarks but cars always will
so why fight it. It has been a stylish
reliable car that I would reccomend to
anyone looking to turn some heads and
light up the streets.


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GREAT CAR
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By AX
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1999 Volkswagen GTI GLX VR6 2dr Hatchback (midyear)


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This has been a great car no problems
other than 1 window regulator. Problem
w/ window regulator is a plastic piece
(only one in the thing) that holds the
piece together breaks. Easy fix, get
it replaced w/ one that is all metal.
Other than that it is a very fun car.


Best Features

VR6 engine, heated seats.


Worst Features

Window regulators should have been fixed a while back.


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Happy original owner
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By jaycjay
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1999 Volkswagen GTI GLX VR6 2dr Hatchback (midyear)


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I've only had two problems with this
car since buying it new. First on a
routine maintenance visit to the
dealer, they found that the shift
linkage was loose and needed to be
repaired before it failed. Second, like
many others, the power window regulator
failed on the passenger side (which is
what causes the windows to drop into
the doors). Owners and potential owners
should know that VW has now
acknowledged the problem with these and
extended the warranty coverage on that
item to seven years -- and have
redesigned the regulator to correct the
issue.


Best Features

Comfortable, fun to drive, and plenty fast.


Worst Features

Tighten the suspension a little, better stock tires.


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Lemon in cool car clothing
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By Ed Boncich
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1999 Volkswagen GTI GLX VR6 2dr Hatchback (midyear)


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Although i like the layout and
performance of my 99 GTI, I have had
reliability issues from liquid dripping
from my interior rear view mirror to my
fuel system leaking to my air
conditioner requiring replacement. I
have had the "check engine" light on my
dah go on and off on a regular basis,
and it seems every time I schedule a
time to have it checked it goes off! I
have contacted VW of America, and have
gone back and forth to have them do
something over the usual waranty and
finally they will check out the car,
but as soon as they do I'm sellin it!!!


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