VW Great Cars Under 1000 Dollars – Golf GTI

Still on the road today and ever changing since 1976 is the Volkswagen Golf GTI. This car was first introduced to the states as the rabbit and the GTI tag later became a trim level available on the VW Golf. Now in its 5th version the VW GTI has come to be known as the original hot hatch. Although today the GTI is less of a spartan and lightweight car to be tossed about and much more of a refined fully loaded vehicle it still has roots deep in the original.

These cars still have a very dedicated following and for good reason, but they are also still plentiful even in older MKII and MKI versions and can easily be had for under $ 1000 bucks if you know where to look.

For this profile I will be focusing on the older models that can be found for cheap (and in my opinion are the best looking) Which is mainly going to be versions MKI and MKII but who knows? You may come across an MKIII that is in need of some work for cheap.

What makes these cars All-Stars is a fairly simple formula. A small light weight design with a performance minded suspension that is simple but effective. Combine this with a simple but fun and effective 4 cylinder and a front wheel drive layout and you have a car that anybody can push to its limits. Most older GTI’s are going to be in 2.0 8v form but the much more desirable versions have 16v engines with a lot more breathing capability. MKIII’s had an available VR6 but good luck finding one for under $ 1000 bucks.

Like most tuner favorites the GTI has a unique ability to take on a large or small amount of mods and still provide lots of fun. If your budget permits a popular swap in the lighter and older models can be to use modern hardware such as 1.8t and VR6 engines.

Check out almost any shape or form of motor sport and your likely to see an old GTI in the pack. From auto-cross to rally racing these cars have an aftermarket that can support just about any type of motorsport your into, and if racing is not your thing the spacious interior, very functional hatch, and great gas mileage make the GTI even an awesome car for the daily commute.

A quick reminder for those in the hunt for an old GTI they come in various levels from bone stock to heavily modified and depending on your purposes and budget this can greatly effect your decision. There are still plenty of cars out there for under $ 1000 dollars in great running shape, but unfortunately the numbers are becoming smaller by the day so if you want one start looking and don’t wait!

Brian Ostrowiak is the co-creator of http://www.1000DollarAutos.com and an avid car enthusiast who often buys and sells cars and trucks for less than one thousand dollars.

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