1996 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: First Car

1996 Volkswagen GTI - Consumer Review

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Base 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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By Court24 on


1996 Volkswagen GTI 2dr Hatchback


I bought this car in 2002. I absolutely love VWs, always wanted one.I have had a continuing throttle problem, and transmission proble. Ceiling upholstery is falling. Very recently spent $500 to replace ignition - the key would not turn at all in the ignition, I actully had to have it towed twice to a car repair shop for this problem. Car is very fast for a 4 cylinder. Nice sporty European car - get many looks. I actually love this car. I considered buying a new GTI - but I am now too old for the youthful sports car. The problems that I have with this car have nothing to do with design - but age. FYI - my car only has 82000 miles on a 11 year old car.

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Speed and acceleration.
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