1996 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: speed racer

1996 Volkswagen GTI - Consumer Review

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15 Total Reviews

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

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speed racer
By jimmythecalf on


1996 Volkswagen GTI 2dr Hatchback


This is my second VW. I have owned it for it's entire life and
have only had minor problems with it, most of which were
covered under the warranty. The one disappointment was
the radio. I liked the security feature it had, but I had to
have it replaced three times. Several VW dealerships I spoke
to knew this radio was a lemon, but could offer me only
expensive alternatives. I finally replaced it with an
aftermarket in dash CD player which is not so great, but it
works and it's loud. On the whole, I am happy with my car and
I highly recommend VWs.

Best Features

Working wipers (a novelty for me). The GTI's design. It's fun to drive. Even the smaller engine is a blast on the highway.

Worst Features

Better customer service for bad or poorly designed parts. More convience features -- like cup holders that actually can fit something in them, a light in the hatch, and a glove compartment.
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