1991 Volkswagen GTI Review

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A tilt steering wheel is now standard on all GTIs. A three-speed automatic finds its way to the options list for the base model, but the five-speed manual is still the way to go for maximum spunk.

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5 out of 5 stars
Best hatchback out there!
16V 2dr Hatchback
All for all best car for the value. My 91 GTI 16v came with BBS RM wheels that are extremely rare, Recaro seats, Quad headlamp grill, big flairs, close ratio tranny, and 2.0 16v engine. This car handles like it is on rails, it is extremely quick, really reliable and it is a blast to drive each time I get in it. In my opinion, much, much better than the Japanese competition.
3.38 out of 5 stars
it's not a porsche, but FUN
2dr Hatchback
I've owned this car for 9 years and i've replaced a few things on it, even putin my own cat-back muffler... I bought this car with 94000 miles and now it has 247000 miles. the oil pressure is so-so, but it still hauls but down the 405! I'll miss it. I'll always have fond memories of this car. took me from salt lake city to huntington beach at least 5 times a year and sometimes much more!
4.38 out of 5 stars
Excitement with a price.
16V 2dr Hatchback
I have owned my '91 GTI for about ten months now. In my opinion, it is one of the coolest cars on the road. It's a lot of fun to drive and it gets the looks. When you drive this car it feels like you're driving a 5-speed go-kart. It's handling is excellent, and the performance is just as good. As nice as the car may sound so far, be aware of the usual "Volkswagen problems". Trust me, you will have problems, and VWs aren't cheap to fix. You will have fun with this car, but try not to redline it off every green light, otherwise you will be flooded with repair bills.
4.63 out of 5 stars
1991 golf gti
spyder man,04/26/2002
2dr Hatchback
ive had the car for a awhile now. when i bought it it had over 100,000 miles on it. it had the original motor and every thing. shortly after i only made minor repairs like replacing the clutch and starter. both where original.


IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
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  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
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  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
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  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Used 1991 Volkswagen GTI Overview

The Used 1991 Volkswagen GTI is offered in the following submodels: GTI Hatchback. Available styles include 2dr Hatchback, and 16V 2dr Hatchback. The Used 1991 Volkswagen GTI comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.

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Should I lease or buy a 1991 Volkswagen GTI?

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