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The used 1997 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback is offered in the following styles: VR6 2dr Hatchback, VR6 Driver's Edition 2dr Hatchback, and 2dr Hatchback. Pre-owned GTI Hatchback models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 1997 GTI Hatchback comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.
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Review I've owned this car from 19K miles to 240K. Overall this car is extremely fun to drive and handles exceptionally. The drive train is solid and at 240K miles my car still doesn't show any signs of weakness or burn any oil. I still haven't needed to replace the clutch or do any transmission work either. The dash and controls are built well and aren't cheap and plasticy like many cars that came out during that time. However, there has been a TON of stuff that needs constant attention outside the main drive train which seemed like it was built so cheaply it was designed to fail.
Exterior Colors: Candy White, Carbon Steel Gray Metallic, Deep Black Pearl Metallic, United Gray Metallic, Deep Black Metallic, Black Magic Metallic, Shadow Blue Metallic, Tornado Red, Black Magic, Reflex Silver, Silverstone Grey, United Gray, Black, Silverstone Gray, Cosmic Green Metallic, Imola Yellow, Indigo Blue, Magma Orange, Reflex Silver Metallic, Satin Silver, Shadow Blue Metallic (Late Availability)
Interior Colors: Interlagos cloth, Titan Black leather, Anthracite leather, Black, Titan Black leather/cloth, Gray , Anthracite cloth, Black leather, Black , Black/Gray
Popular Features: Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Trip Computer, Tire Pressure Warning, Aux Audio Inputs, Post-collision safety system, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Heated seats, Bluetooth, Upgraded Headlights, Sunroof/Moonroof, USB Inputs, Power Driver Seat, Leather Seats, Navigation