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Written on: 18/04/2010
i have owned a 16v mk3 golf for a year now the 1 i have is a jap import with the recaro seats as standard its a bit taty on the outside needing the door resprayed it has on just covered 70k and never lets me down i wouldn't say it feels fast but when you race people of the light it keeps up well but i wouldn't say it keeps up with mk4 r32s that just daft you have got to push it abit witch i dont realy like doing to it as no matter what you say its an old car… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/04/2010 by gavin120877 (1 review written)
ive just bought a mk3 gti 16v as my bmw coupe went up in smoke , i find these cars very reliable as i have had many gholfs from mk 2 to mk4s and i find that the mk3 is better handling and economical u very rearly have faults with these like the mk4s with the sensor problems , they just run forever , i dont know why i ever gt rid of my first mk3 it was showroom condition i still kick myself now 3 years dwn the line , i recomend these cars all day long… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/12/2009
I've had my 16v GTi 1.8 for nearly 3 months now, although its 14yrs old it still drives like a dream. the performance of this car is breathtaking to say the least and the handling is amazing, i've so far hit 230km/hr on it and mind you its stock standard with no modifications… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/11/2009 by jimmyboy99 (3 reviews written)
Golf Mk2 GTI 16v 5 door
I really can't praise the car enough. It's 18 years old and still looks fantastic in it's original oak green. I've always wanted one since I was taken to school in a white 8v gti when I was 13 by a mate's mum. I was hooked from that day, it seemed very fast, much cooler than any other car I had been in.
So some 21 years later I decided it was time to get one! It's debatable but I've bought the rarest colour and it's done 135,000 miles.
So what can I say about it… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/08/2009
I've owned two Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk3 16vs for a total of 5 years now. In general excellent cars - Not super fast but with a few mods such as a 3.94 final drive, lightened flywheel, chip, filter and airbox mods the pace becomes easily equivalent to that of a standard VR6 before even looking at proper engine work.
Reasonable grip and handling as standard which can be significantly improved upon.
As for any MK3 Golf - The front strut top bearings and rear axle bushes are probably well past… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/07/2009
The Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk3 16v is a complete ultimate bad boi gti fast as hel wouldnt swap mine for a mk5.wen u put your foot down the gears jus go on and on. not a bad comment to say about car so far oh ye leaves st170 for dust… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/07/2009
I have had this VW Golf Mk3 2.0L gti for some time now and is by far the best car i have ever had!! Its power and performance is amazing, handles well and looks amazing. The only problem i have encountered with these golf's is the electric windows tend to stop working for no reason. But apart from that i would recomend this car to anyone. Engine seems to run forever without any problems and also the car can look really nice when kitted up!… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/07/2009 by ivarholt (1 review written)
The Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk3 16v is a good car with a few annoying faults… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/06/2009
i've owned my mk3 gti abf 16v for about a year, spent about a grand on the suspension but appart from that nothing else major. havn't come accross a car yet that i cant keep up with or even over take. inc r32 mk4, porsche cayne s turbo ( left him at the lights! twice), 2008 slk kompresor!!! this car is serious fun if u know how to drive it!!!! it has a very hi range through the gears and puts the power to the road amazingly! but not in the wet!!!!… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/04/2009 by cjones109 (1 review written)
I have had many VW cars and i currentley own a 94 Mk3 2.0 GTI 16V Edition model which where the last 200 made in that shape before they stopped making them, it was used as a show car at the VW owners club and was lowered 60mm which i couldnt drive anywhere in it (handled a dream though) so i changed the suspention and that is the only thing i have changed on it since buying the car and i can tell you i have never broke down it, the handling is out of this world along with the performance and… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/04/2009 by Flashgti (1 review written)
The Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk3 16v has a nice trim and a great engine, handling is great too. Well built and a great drive, very powerful yet economic… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/01/2009 by eddie gocart (1 review written)
Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk3 16v, strong engine, 142000 and still going strong. I've got a 96 16 valve, only had to replace starter motor and suspension top mounts since I got it 2 years ago, great car, even in the freezing cold with no heating. Good handling with the suspension and roll bars not a bit of rust anywhere. Passenger window packed up, heaters work when they want to and center console lighting hasnt worked since i got it. I put the electrical problems down to the rock hard spax coilovers… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/12/2008
The VW Golf GTi is a good car. Love driving mine never get bored but the two things that have gone wrong are costly… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/01/2008
Pile of rubbish and makes you feel like a right idiot when behind the wheel… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/09/2007 by scotty3680 (1 review written)
This is the 6th GTi I have owned, and the second mark 3 16v (the first had an unwanted encounter with a Vauxhall Omega whilst parked!).
I love these cars, the design is classic, they look smart from all angles, even 8 years on, handling is decent, although it can be twitchy in the wet (despite 17's with yokohamas!), and performance is more than decent, if not mind blowing.
It never breaks down and never misses a beat, no matter what, my only gripe is the drivers window, which across 6 GTi's… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/06/2007 by RobTur (1 review written)
I have had my Volkswagen Golf GTi for 13 months. I paid the higher end of the price range, but what I got was a mechanically sound car. Unfortunately I viewed the car when it was raining and missed a few things (ie rust). If looking out for anything, one point to check is the tailgate and doors for rust. I paid £300 to resolve all the body work issues with the car, paint and a previous repair to a dent (which wasn't repaired properly). Other things to watch out for are the standard alloys, they… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/03/2006 by Gamo 1k Master (7 reviews written)
My 1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L is my first car. Although the 2.0 powerplant is fairly quick, it lacks the power I desire. A VR6 engine would be a better option for those who don't mind sacrificing speed for gas mileage. Even better would be the 2006 2.0GT engine. This includes the best of both worlds:- Speed and gas mileage… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/09/2004 by deftoe (1 review written)
I bought my Volkswagen Golf Mk3 GTi 16v in the summer of 2001. After some drunken fool crashed into the back of me (and ran off!), there was a stream of problems. The car was almost writen off but repairing the rear end was the start of my problems. The sills had been sealed for a start so there was a huge build up of water and the sills had to be replaced(not cheap). After I had a volkswagen specialist look at it, there was a fair amount of rust around the wishbones and the suspension springs… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/02/2004 by DubDRiftin (1 review written)
I have a Volkswagen Golf Mk3 GTi 16v 96 Red & White 16v DOHC 1.8 litre GTI. I have a wings west body kit painted white with the door handles, lens caps, side mirrors and spoiler also white. still on the stock 16" alloys, but I should be getting some Tenzo R Mean 6 gunmetal/aluminum 17's soon.
Magnaflow cat back exhaust with monza headers. It's been dropped 2.0" in the and 1.35 in the back with eibach sportline springs. What I really pride myself on is the system though. The GTI's come… Read Full Review
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