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MSRP: $3,981$3,981
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 22-44
Engine: 115-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
1997 Volkswagen GTI


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The 1997 Volkswagen GTI-VR6 may seem like the high-performance bargain of the year - or the strangest little car you've ever been in. You'd never guess that the little hatchback has the suspension of a $30,000 sports car and a mighty 172-horsepower engine under its plain brown wrapper exterior - for a base price of under $20,000. But the GTI is such a quirky car, it can&apo... Read full review for the 1997 Volkswagen GTI

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No Way 250K

by Driven to Distraction from Atlanta, Georgia on November 3, 2008

In 1997 when I bought this new 6 cyl 5-speed VW "pocket rocket" the salesman told me I'd get "250K miles out of it" but numerous (& often repetitive) problems kept it at the dealer service center way ... Read Full Review

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