Review, Specs, Configurations, Prices, and Interior of the 1999 Volkswagen GTI

1999 Volkswagen GTI

MSRP: $17,500 - $22,150
4

Reliability

4.3/5

Interior

3.8/5

Safety

4.0/5

Performance

3.9/5

Strengths

  • It offers an enjoyable and comfortable ride.
  • Many standard features

Weaknesses

  • It has a weak base engine and softer than other sport coupes/hatchbacks.

1999 Volkswagen GTI Review 

The 1999 Volkswagen GTI is available in the following submodels: the GTI Hatchback. GLX VR6 2dr Hatchback (midyear), GLS 2dr Hatchback (midyear), and VR6 2dr Hatchback are the available models. 1999 VW GTI models are available with either a 2.8 L gas engine or a 2.0 L gas engine with a power of up to 174 hp, depending on the engine type. The Volkswagen GTI is configured with a front-wheel drive. Transmissions available include 5-speed manuals.

The Volkswagen GTI GLS has all the standard equipment of the old GTI VR6, except that side airbags are now standard, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel is now optional (complimentary on the VR6). The 1999 Volkswagen GLS also wears modest tires 195/65R15 mounted on five-speak alloys. An automatic transmission, leather upholstery, seat heaters, and a CD player or changer are also included in the options list. With heated leather seats and more effective 16-inch wheels, and 205/55 tires, the GLX comes standard, but you still have to pay extra to get a CD player.

More details regarding the 1999 VW GTI Features, Configurations, and Interior are described below. If you want to know about the 2000 Volkswagen Golf, then click our post.

1999 VW GTI Specs and Features

Engine2.0L I-4
Seating5 Passengers
Power115 @ 5200 rpm
Transmission5-speed manual
MPG24 City / 32 Hwy
DrivetrainFront-wheel Drive
1999 VW GTI Specs and Features

What’s Newly Include in 1999 

  • It is completely redesigned for the 1999 model.

1999 Volkswagen GTI Configurations

The different configurations of the 1999 Volkswagen GTI are listed below:

1. 1999 Volkswagen GTI GLS

Price: The MSRP of the 1999 Volkswagen GTI GLS is $17,500.

Specs and Features: It comes with a 2.0L I-4 Engine, 5-spd man w/OD Transmission, 115 @ 5,200 rpm Horsepower, 122 @ 2,600 rpm Torque, front-wheel drive type, 1st-row regular power sliding and tilting glass Sunroof, silver aluminum Wheels, front air conditioning, manual, AM/FM stereo, seek-scan radio, keyfob (all doors) remote keyless entry, front Fog/driving lights, heated mirrors, premium cloth seat trim, and driver lumbar support.

2. 1999 Volkswagen GTI GLX

Price: The MSRP of the 1999 Volkswagen GTI GLX is $22,150.

Specs and Features: It comes with a 2.8L V-6 Engine, 174 @ 5,800 rpm Horsepower, 181 @ 3,200 rpm Torque, ABS Traction control, front air conditioning, automatic, driver and front passenger heated-cushion Heated front seats, leather seat trim, driver and passenger lumbar support.

1999 Volkswagen GTI Configuration
1999 Volkswagen GTI Configuration

1999 Volkswagen GTI Interior

What is the seating capacity of the 1999 VW GTI?

The seating capacity of the 1999 VW GTI is five.

How many Child Car Seats are there in a Volkswagen GTI?

The 1999 VW GTI hasn’t a child’s seat anchor; also, it doesn’t offer any child seat in this model.

Interior Quality of 1999 VW GTI

The 1999 VW GTI is a more luxurious interior furnished with a more comfortable driver seat (replete with VW’s signature blue and red backlighting at night) than the other rivals. In contrast, the current GTI has a marginally longer and broader frame and a longer wheelbase; more interior head and leg space and another cubic foot of cargo space are the results.

Cargo Space of 1999 VW GTI

The 1999 VW GTI has 18 cubic feet of cargo capacity with folded rare seats.

Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation in 1999 GTI

The standard features are front air conditioning, manual, AM/FM stereo, seek-scan Radio, keyfob (all doors), remote keyless entry, front Fog/driving lights, heated mirrors, premium cloth seat trim, and driver lumbar support.

1999 Volkswagen GTI Interior
1999 Volkswagen GTI Interior

Should I Buy a 1999 Volkswagen GTI?

Effectively, the GTI GLS has all the standard equipment of the old GTI VR6, except that side airbags are now standard, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel is now optional (complimentary on the VR6). The 1999 Volkswagen GT GLS also wears modest tires 195/65R15 mounted on five-speak alloys. Moreover, an automatic transmission, leather upholstery, seat heaters, and a CD player or changer are included in the options list. With heated leather seats and more suitable 16-inch wheels, and 205/55 tires, the GLX comes standard, but you still have to pay extra to get a CD player.

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Is the 1999 GTI the right choice?

Easy to drive, comfortable journey, high durability, plenty of standard equipment, generous 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, hatchback utility. The weak base engine, faster than most sport coupes/hatchbacks, some hard to decipher functions, also offers the standard CD player.

What is a 1999 VW GTI worth?

Based on car condition, miles, and specifications, the value of a used 1999 VW GTI varies from $68 to $625.

Is a Volkswagen GTI a reliable car?

The GTI doesn’t have quite the reliability record of competitors like the Acura Integra, Honda Prelude, and Toyota Celica, so Volkswagen provides a powertrain warranty of 10 years/100,000-mile to relieve worries. However, by industry standards, the simple warranty, two years/24,000 miles, is still small. Compared to the market, the GTI provides a lot of regular stuff.

How many miles can the 1999 VW GTI last?

With good servicing, it should last about 250k miles. Although if you handle that in an appropriate position, it might be more.

For more information about the latest Volkswagen GTI, kindly visit the Official page.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.

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