1994 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

1994 Volkswagen GTI 8V 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

Spend your money and get a nice example!

Faults:

HT coil.

Suspension is rather hard at the rear.

Water leak, which I don't know where or how this has happened.

Sunroof doesn't work (runners) and seals.

Water pump.

General Comments:

Generally has nice performance, still can get between 30 - 35 MPG.

Handles nice when really giving it the beans, despite my rear suspension is rather hard.

It has a bit of a slow take off, but when you get it going, it does go some. Just watch the speed because the engine is quiet.

The engine is still very strong and the gearbox is still fine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 3rd April, 2006

1994 Volkswagen GTI 2.0 Crossflow 8v from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Crossflow 8v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired196000 kilometres
Most recent distance220000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

Doom and Gloom Electrical System..

Faults:

The car had an electrical gremlin that showed its face pretty much the day after the used car warranty expired.

The engine would quit without warning, during the worst times (going thru an intersection, accelerating on a green light, passing traffic)

After changing MAF sensor, coil, distributor, fuel delivery relays, computer, crank timing sensor, and every other removable electrical item, I sold the car for 1/2 what I paid for it, two years earlier.

General Comments:

The paint, fit and finish on this particular model is superb.

Ride quality is smooth and quiet.

The 4-wheel disc brake system is the greatest aspect to this car.

Poor electrical system.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th November, 2002

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews