Oftentimes, the follow on to an original is overshadowed, but it’s not the case with the Mk2 Volkswagen GTI. The second generation version of this pocket rocket has developed a strong following, from people who favor clean original 8V and 16V variants to those taking clapped out chassis and swapping a later VR6 motor in them. Whatever the case may be, they offer a neat and usually cheaper alternative to the Mk1 classic. This Mk2 GTI four-door comes to us from our reader Walker and is tempting for those willing to go to the extra mile to import something just a bit different.
Model: GTI 8V 4-door
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 Volkswagen GTI 4-door on Trade Car View
Power Windows / Rear Window Wiper / A/C:front / Power Steering / AM/FM Radio / CD Player / Leather Seats / Alloy Wheels / No accidents
It always baffled my why Volkswagen never offered a four-door version of the Mk2 GTI in the states. Surely there were people who would have favored even more practicality than what the traditional two-door offered. Being a 1988, this car escapes any scrutiny from the federal government if you would choose to import it to these shores. I dig the four lamp grille and extra two doors. It would be nice if the dealer had provided a bit more information, as is the case with a lot of the cars we come across (especially the mileage figure). But, when it comes to most of the Mk2s we see, this car seems to have been well cared for. If you are resourceful and have the time and patience to import something from the Land of the Rising sun, you’d surely draw admiring stares at the next VW meet.