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My beloved GTI GLX aka Gretchen by schwarzvr6.com on 03/06/2003. Trim: 1999 Volkswagen GTI GLX, Owned 4 years.
Pros: EXCELLENT acceleration, especially with a few modifications. ;) Excellent handling, again, with a few modifications. Even out of the box, though, it is an excellent car. This car has converted many a Honda lover! :)
Cons: Oh just the usual. My window regulator at 25,000 miles, mass air flow sensor replaced last Saturday. I'm getting a new cat because of the MAF making it bad (which VW is covering under warranty). My cupholder, but I replaced it with the new version which isn't as flimsy. Repairs are a little pricey. Gearbox is notchy which tends to get on my nerves sometimes when I'm trying to race a BMW. :)
Overall review: I beat on this car and the fact that it has hit 75,000 miles with relatively little trouble has something to say for the way VW designs their cars. I caution though, these cars are not for everyone. If you don't know how to drive, don't get this car. You will not be able to enjoy it the way it's supposed to be. If you are willing to put up with all the little things, this car will reward you. I'm never getting rid of this car!!! :)
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VW's Killing Machine! by A Brokenhearted Mother in Fullerton on 03/31/2006. Trim: 1999 Volkswagen GTI GLX, Owned 7 years.
Cons: The poor quality of this car was a factor in the death of my only daughter. She was driving too fast also. When she veered to avoid hitting another car, the GTI went off the road and went over, and over, and over. She was wearing a seat belt, but it broke off at the floor mount and broke her neck, and she was also ejected.
Overall review: If you own one of these, have the seat belt floor mounts checked. When I contacted VW about her death, all they said was they were sorry I was not satisfied with their product, that was cold!! Very bad customer service.
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Fast VR by HopeIDontDie from Toronto on 05/02/2007. Trim: 1999 Volkswagen GTI GLS, Owned less than 1 year.
Cons: too fast, might die
Overall review: pretty fast, hope i dont die.
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The Origional Pocket Rocket by An MSN Autos Consumer on 03/17/2006. Trim: 1999 Volkswagen GTI GLS, Owned 7 years.
Pros: excellent allround driving dynamics
Cons: keys are expensive to replace
Overall review: great handling car no major problems to note so far i plan on buying another
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DRIVERS WANTED by RACERONE93065 on 01/27/2005. Trim: 1999 Volkswagen GTI GLX, Owned 5 years.
Pros: THE CAR HANDLES LIKE A DREAM IT HAS A ROCKET LIKE THROTTLE RESPONSE AS WELL AS HANDLING CARICTERISTICS MUCK LIKE THAT OF ITS BIG BROTHER THE PORSHE 930 SERIES
Cons: THE ONLY THING I CAN SAY NEGITIVELY ABOUT THE VR6 GTI IS THERE IS NOT ENOUGH TIME IN MY DAY TO DRIVE IT
Overall review: DEFENTLY A POCKET ROCKET
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