1991 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V – REVISIT

The 1991 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V we featured last month is back up for sale at no reserve. The stanced look might not be for everyone, but the car is sorted and ready to be enjoyed by its next owner.

The below post originally appeared on our site June 26, 2014:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V on eBay

It’s a shame that the word “stanced” colors my first impression of the seller so quickly. I didn’t think I was old enough to use this, but back in the day you would just say this was an awesome slammed GLI on BBS wheels and no one bandied about with the word “stanced” unless they were talking about “stance,” which had a multitude of possibilities. Ignore the cliché, and you have the type of VW I used to soak in endlessly in Eurotuner. If you’re into 80s German cars, this is just a very clean, accessible, and attractive way to go. The 10 drivers over 240k miles means it has been well-used, but with a proper inspection and the fall-back plan that swaps are easy leaves this attractive GLI as a potentially good deal.


Year: 1991
Model: Jetta GLI 16V
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 239,238 mi
Price: No reserve auction

My MK2 is extremely clean. Has the 2.0 16V motor with a TT Tuning chip. The car drives perfect, interior is mint with factory Recaros. Car is sitting on brand new BBS RS reps 16 x 7.5 front and 16×9 back, with brand new Yokohama S-Drives. Lowered on adjustable coilovers. Has all the trim pieces in great condition. Also has Thule roof rack with 2 bike attachments and rare fairing. I replaced the timing belt, serpentine pulleys, water pump, fuel pump, all 4 brakes (sprak plug wires, rotors, calipers, pads) fuel lines, thermostats, etc. New HIDs with Glass crosshairs head lights. Car needs nothing except a driver. All the lights work, switches, windows, even original radio. also new real leather shift boot and e brake cover with red stitching. This car really is CLEAN!!! More pictures available upon request.

You can run for the next MkII if there are any signs of weird past modification or sketchy maintenance. If it all checks out and this is just a lightly-revised survivor, it’s like the BMW ad a few years ago, does it really matter if you’re not the first (or tenth)?


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  1. No longer for sale, this was written months ago.

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