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1996 Volkswagen GTI

by John Heilig

It’s that the whole week I was the Volkswagen GTI, I kept it a Beetle. No, it’s not a Beetle. The similarities were in that were Volkswagens and both had engines. The GTI’s engine is while the Beetle’s was air-cooled, the GTI decibels quieter in the end. I even remember my Beetle a five-speed transmission; I believe the they did in those days was a


And the GTI is about 100 percent better the Beetle ever was.

version of the GTI is the economy four-cylinder as opposed to the V-6-powered GTI that almost 60 more horses. But the list price for this car is under $17,000, which bad these days. At least under the $21,000 average price we’ve been in all the literature.

The GTI is powered by a 2.0-liter inline driving the front wheels a five-speed manual gearbox. I was at a little reticent about the version. I thought that the GTI have at least six cylinders and even eight. Like the it should be overpowering.

But this was Sure, it could have more power, but the four out 11 horses, and it’s not underpowered. the manual gearbox you can make up for horsepower by downshifting and taking of the torque at higher revs. You don’t need all the horsepower if willing to shift some and fun doing it.

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The GTI handled marvelously for a small coupe. Cornering was very No, it wasn’t in race- car class, but it was good for what the car was supposed to be. On my mountain road I was a gear than I would have in a bigger car, so I ascended in most of the way. There’s initial corner, though, I have finally discovered is a gear corner no matter the car, and third gear me to get a good start on the hill.

Traveling was very good two lane roads and Interstates. driving was equally fun and the lower of the engine made it possible to fun and keep out of trouble.

During the I drove the car, I had a trip to New City for a press conference. I the GTI. It handled the Interstates the city very well. In the it served as an Urban Guerrilla that had the acceleration and handling to the cabbies at their own game and through some traffic I used second and third most of the time to use the acceleration.

The GTI is an four-seater. Rear seat have good leg room and have to look forward to of cramped driving if they’re back there. My guess was there were at least inches behind my seat and was over a foot of knee behind the passenger seat. The covering those seats a lot like airplane seats.

The rear seats folded to trunk carrying capacity, but the wasn’t too bad for a small car. claims over 17 cubic which would do a Cadillac

One advantage that makes the GTI expensive is that it has wind-up It doesn’t have power locks, but it has dual door so that you can control the passenger from the driver’s side. It has two that were too small for I was carrying. While there is interior carrying capacity, I like to have seen a box. That space is up by a safety knee bolster the air bag.

While I said at the top that I have liked more with the GTI, it was not underpowered. My serious complaint was with the With a sporty car I like a clutch, that is either on or The GTI’s clutch was mushy, a poorly defined engage It reminded me of stepping on jello and have the crispness of a sporty clutch.

But except for that complaint, the GTI did all it was asked to do in a nice package for a decent amount of

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