1999 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: Happy original owner

1999 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback - Consumer Review

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Happy original owner
By jaycjay on


1999 Volkswagen GTI GLX VR6 2dr Hatchback (midyear)


I've only had two problems with this
car since buying it new. First on a
routine maintenance visit to the
dealer, they found that the shift
linkage was loose and needed to be
repaired before it failed. Second, like
many others, the power window regulator
failed on the passenger side (which is
what causes the windows to drop into
the doors). Owners and potential owners
should know that VW has now
acknowledged the problem with these and
extended the warranty coverage on that
item to seven years -- and have
redesigned the regulator to correct the

Best Features

Comfortable, fun to drive, and plenty fast.

Worst Features

Tighten the suspension a little, better stock tires.
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