Friday, March 1, 2019

Modified VR6: 1996 Volkswagen GTI MkIII

Golf enthusiasts tend to gravitate towards the early MkI/II examples or a later model that has all the dual-clutch gizmos that the kids want in their cars these days, so the MkIII Golf is a bit of a forgotten classic -- known only to a die hard group of people who probably inherited the Golf from their parents or don't know that Japan made cars in the mid 90s...ANYWAY, the MkIII Golf and its sporty GTI brother is a good deal on the used market. Find this 1996 Volkswagen GTI MkIII offered for $4,200 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

 From the seller:
1996 Volkswagen GTI 
condition: excellent 
cylinders: 6 cylinders 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 134000 
paint color: black 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: hatchback 
Excellent shape, clean title, 5 speed, 134k miles, 2.8 Liter VR6 engine, very solid car, rust free California car, Complete cooling system was done less then a year ago, alpine cd player, brand new tires, sport plaid seats, bunch of euro upgrades

OEM Euro Front & Rear Bumpers
ABT Rep Sideskirts
VR6 Front Lip
Hella Dual Round Headlights
Badgeless Grill
16" Fifteen52 Formula 16x8 & 16x9
262 Cams
Neuspeed Chip
H&R Ultra Low Coilovers
Eurosport Muffler
ABD Racing Short Shifter
Nardi Steering Wheel
Euro Glove Box
Euro Center Console
Mk4 Cabrio Dashboard / Door panels were also upgrades

See a better set of seats?


  1. The sixteen year old me says "Legit Bro, thats Fire"

  2. 16 inch wheels and lowering springs? My kidneys say "No thanks!". Very clean car, though, and probably a lot of fun in a state without front heaves and potholes.

  3. Fun ride for the money. Diggin' the seats. Is the bandana around the steering column a thing or...?

    1. It is for you to hand to your smokin' hot babe girlfriend, to start any impromptu drag races you might get challenged to.

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  5. Huge win. This has a bunch of goodies at a stellar price. I think I'd rather have this than my own mildly modified and comparable MkI. I'd love a VR6, more interior space, and plaid. Damn, this one pains me. I doubt it will be available for long.

  6. Ooooo...I would love to get this for “my son” but I don’t think his mom would dig me putting him in a car with zero airbags

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