1997 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: Still fun to drive after 5 yea

1997 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback - Consumer Review

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Still fun to drive after 5 years!
By johnincary on


1997 Volkswagen GTI VR6 2dr Hatchback


This is my second GTI, after 92 GTI
16v. Compared to old GTI this one is
much better in every way, except that
is's heavier. The VR6 is still very fun
to drive and stealthy looking as
always - attracting no attention so
fast driving is still possible. I have
no mechanical problems to report. Do
get 16" wheels and tires and better
suspension - this car needs firmer
suspension - everything else on it is

Best Features

VR6 engine is great, lots of torque and power and likes to spin too. With more open exaust the engine sounds are racy. I also like hatchback's practicality and utter invisibility vs. say Corvette and your local cops.

Worst Features

As mentioned before do budget for firmer suspension and bigger wheels.
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