Volkswagen GTI Review from South Africa

1991 Volkswagen GTI 1.8 8v

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 8v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired196340 kilometres
Most recent distance207628 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf


It is performing great and I will not sell my car for any other car on the marked


At 205000 kilometers the crankshaft broke and caused the valves to bend and the clutch plate and pressure plate had break.

A truck had lifted a rock and hit my windshield and it started to crack and I have hit a bird on a 120 kilometers per hour with the side mirrors, but luckely it didn't break of, only the mirror got out of the holder and fell onto the road and break.

General Comments:

The car is not that fast, but it is not to slow.

The cars handling is great especially around the corners.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 2002

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 1 review