1998 Volkswagen GTI V6 2.8L from North America
Love the quick little thing!!
Not too much has gone wrong with this car as yet. I had to replace the driver side window mechanism recently. When my mechanic pulled the door apart the wire was TOTALLY frayed. That cost me a whopping $350.00. But that's about all that's gone wrong on it's own. I had a little fender-bender which I didn't think was HUGE, but due to the type of car ended up costing me $4000!! It's not a cheap car to fix!!!
My boyfriend placed a different air filter in the car which gave the already 172Hp car another 7Hp.
I don't so much recommend driving too far of a distance with this car, the seats are a little numbing.
I love my car and really don't have too many bad things to say about it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th June, 2004
9th Dec 2004, 01:27
Lol if you think a new air filter gives you 7hp yer silly in the head. no way its getting extra 7hp from bhp :\ maybe 7hp you lost already cause it was so dirty :P cause I also own the same car none the less with a K&N P-FLO air intake from neuspeed and that gives me 5 hp and only giving that 5 cause I got the cat back system from neuspeed as well. if yer getting 7hp outta that filter I wanna know where ya got it.
24th Jun 2005, 09:37
Maybe about 2 hp through a performance air filter, to get about 7 hp, you would need a CAI cold air intake system, and while your at it, might as well fit a free flowing cat back twin pipe exhaust system. 7hp from an air filter is living in lala land.
23rd Oct 2006, 15:51
Lol 7 hp my "butt"...about all you get from a intake is a better sound...
5th Mar 2007, 18:49
Cold air intakes, depending on the model and manufacturer, can sometimes actually hurt your performance.
In the case of my Saabs and Porsches, they spend a great deal of time engineering an intake so as to retain the most flexible power band and highest torque numbers. This may not be the case with a Taurus, but I can't say that they spend a great deal of time engineering anything on those...