Driving Impression 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI Hemmings Daily — Volkswagen Rabbit Conv

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Driving Impression: 1984 Rabbit GTI

Note: I write up impressions of virtually every car I within a couple of days of the so everything is fresh in my memory. because of the constraints of format buyer’s guide) the prepared doesn’t run. Now, to the joys of the blogosphere, it can.

on in. The dark red interior has a fairly look to it – not quite the sparse, cabin trimmings we’re to hearing about in GTIs of It’s purposeful, not bereft. The may eat a little bit of headroom, and the chairs are around the driver’s hips and yet don’t pinch you at the shoulders. lots of glass, close to face, there’s ample in all directions. Look, vent How quaint.

We move the front bucket all the way and find ourselves forced an Italianate driving position – and short-legged. Yet the shifter, even for gorilla-armed tester, seemed too far – like I’d have to be hunched the steering wheel, ’60s style, in order to reach. wheel, by the way, looks in a Space: 1999 sci-fi of way, but it’s a tad thin to onto. Nice stalks – tight, as if they were on a new

The gauges are simple and unimpeded. The 115 MPH is a surprise here; why is it not an 85 MPH speedo in 1984 machine? And that RPM redline gives us something to for.

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Acceleration is surprising – we’re not whether it’s the bantamweight weight or the gearing, probably but it feels like there are than 90 emissions-choked horses at here. (We’ve driven other stock early performance cars to now see why the GTI was such a on launch all those years It sounds eager to please despite the Pep Boys muffler on

Pitch yourself into a and you need to be moving with speed to press it into the football stance. Fairly and quite flingable! The steering is on the side around town, but at approaching interesting, it’s not an and there’s plenty of feedback the wheel. Similarly, the ride is communicative around town – but not coarse. We could see how it could get old on cross-country jaunts, but banging the ‘burbs, it’s enormous

The shifter is easy, with a tactile golf-ball knob, if a on the mushy side. Shifting fifth is particularly vague, to stirring your morning When you press the clutch, you can the brake pedal torque in the Weird. The brakes are undramatic from the notion that squeal like a girl a pony for Christmas.

A full Guide on the 1983-1984 Volkwagen GTI appears in the August issue of Sports and Exotic Car .


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