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1990 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V

A dying breed, an unmolested pre-93 Volkswagen is a rare find. An unmolested 16v GLI is even rarer. A favorite of VW enthusaists, the 16v GLIs and GTIs are the top level of performance offered in the MK2 (at least in the US). The 1990 model sported the 134 bhp 2.0 16v (it was 1.8L on earlier GLIs) mated to a quick ratio 5 speed gearbox making these cars are a blast to drive. The GLI also offered Recaro sport seats, BBS RA alloys and a GLI trim package that differentiated it from your every day GLI.

This clean Alpine white GLI for sale in Columbus, OH looks like a nice clean slate for a driver, modified car, or a collector piece.

Year: 1990
Model: Jetta GLI 16v
Engine: 2.0 liter inline four
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: N/A
Price: $1,000

Click for Details: 1990 Volkswagen Jetta GLI on Craigslist

BBS aluminum alloy rims, Recaro seats, needs work. $1000 obo. Please call or text to 614-216-2107.

I’ve always been fan of the GLI 16v ever since a highschool buddy of mine rolled up to track practice in one. It was quick and sounded the business when he masheded the gas. While the seller doesn’t offer a whole lot of detail on the car, it’s hard to go wrong with a $1000 price tag. If I had the space, this is yet another car I’d add to the corral.



  1. Jayson D.
    Jayson D. May 9, 2013

    had a 91′ in tornado red, loved that car. I swear it pulled harder and got better gas millage than my 2012 Jetta 2.5. . .

  2. rezzor
    rezzor May 9, 2013

    Looks like the ad has already been deleted, maybe to reappear at a different price?

  3. Chuck
    Chuck May 9, 2013

    I work in Columbus. Just texted the owner. Sold for $1000. Drats! I would have bought it.

  4. Dan
    Dan May 9, 2013

    That was a deal for sure, nice spot Brian!

  5. brian
    brian May 9, 2013

    From what I gathered on vwvortex, and chuck confirmed it, t sold already…and at that price, I’m not even the slightest bit surprised.

  6. Luis
    Luis July 15, 2013

    Is it still for sale

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