1999 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: nightmare on every street

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nightmare on every street
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1999 Volkswagen GTI GLX VR6 2dr Hatchback (midyear)


The prefect lemon--I even got it in yellow! Over 7 years of ownership I have averaged about $1000 per year in electrical repairs alone. It has broken down on the road six (yes, six) times. I'm counting the first flat time, because VW makes it impossible to remove the spare. The retaining nut for the spare is fused to its bolt with paint! Speaking of paint, mine is almost gone. The clearcoat began dissolving in patches at about 3 years old. The wheel wells fell off. At 83,000 miles it cannot pass NY inspection with two weeks of work done on it. This is the worst car there is.

Best Features

Handles fairly well, about like an Altima.

Worst Features

Have some other company design and manufacture it.
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