To this day, I still miss my 1998 Volkswagen GTI 2.0. I’ve talked a lot about it here on this blog, and while the Mk3 GTI isn’t the most loved of all these hot hatches, I found a lot to like, especially after I traded it for the Mk4 GTI 2.0 that was a problem child from the get go. Rarely do you see a Mk3 GTI that isn’t unmodified or clapped out, but this 1997 Ginster Yellow VR6 example for sale in Pennsylvania about as close to a clean, unmolested example as I’ve seen in the past six months.
Model: GTI VR6
Engine: 2.8 liter VR6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 123,566 mi
Price: Reserve auction
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1997 Volkswagen GTI VR6 on eBay
This is a really nice rare Ginster Yellow GTI VR6. It only has 123k miles on it. It runs and drives awesome. These cars are getting hard to find in this nice condition. The only thing I would fault this car for is a small quarter size blister on the hatch as shown in the picture. The fuel door and shock towers are completely rust free. The floor is very solid no holes just a little bit of rust at the seems. Don’t let this one get away. Any questions call 717-273-9331.
The beauty about the Mk3 GTI 2.0 and VR6 is that they fall into a bit of a gray area with collectors and Volkswagen enthusiasts at the moment. While the Mk1 and Mk2 GTIs are very much sought after, the Mk3 and certainly Mk4 are newer and had a few teething issues to go along with heavier curb weight and less sharp handling. Still, a VR6 Mk3 is a cracking drive that you can snag for reasonable money. Expect a VR6 with this kind of mileage to sell in the range of $3,000 to $4,000.