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Manual Volkswagen GTI for sale
The sporty Volkswagen GTI is considered the original high-performance hatchback, also known as a hot hatch. But while this powerful yet compact car has been around for over 40 years, it's anything but dated. The VW GTI is sometimes known as the Volkswagen Golf GTI or the VW Rabbit GTI, depending on model year. When looking for new and used manual Volkswagen GTI cars for sale in your area, Kijiji Autos is a great place to start. Whether you choose a Volkswagen GTI with the standard 6-speed manual transmission or the 7-speed automatic DSG transmission with Tiptronic, you're sure to have fun zipping around in this car.
Eight generations of GTI cars
From its launch in 1976, the Volkswagen GTI has evolved through eight generations. The first and fifth generations were sold under the VW Rabbit GTI name in North America, while other generations are known as VW Golf GTIs. Older models may seem a bit boxy compared to modern hatchbacks, but no matter the era of manual Volkswagen GTI you choose, the VW GTI is known for its mix of practicality and power. The 2021 VW GTI features a 228 horsepower turbocharged engine, VAQ mechanical differential for better handling on corners and Dynamic Chassis Control, which allows you to select between preset driving modes or customize your own to match road conditions. Plus, you will find premium safety features like a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring and Front Assist which can detect and brake for pedestrians.
Why choose manual?
If you're looking for a new or used VW GTI, you might be wondering whether a manual or automatic transmission is right for you. If you are comfortable driving manual cars or willing to learn, there are definitely some benefits to driving a stick. With a manual VW GTI, you have more control over the car as you are responsible for shifting gears. This can make driving more fun but might be tiring if you spend a lot of time in traffic. Another benefit is that manual transmissions tend to require less maintenance, helping them last longer. So if you're looking for an older VW GTI, it might be a good idea to consider a manual one.
Browse Kijiji Autos' large selection of manual Volkswagen GTI cars for sale.