1991 Volkswagen Golf

GTI Mk II 16v Hatchback 1.8 L

Vehicle values by condition

Condition 4
#4 cars are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped.
Condition 3
#3 cars could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 car, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior.
Condition 2
#2 cars could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 cars that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws.
Condition 1
#1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best car, unmodified, in the right colours, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours.
Insurance premium for a
1991 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk II 16v Hatchback 1781
valued at £9,900
£266.26 / year*

History of the 1988 - 1992 Volkswagen Golf

Model History: Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk II

The Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk II was a 'hot hatch' sold between 1984 and 1992. It was a 3/5 door hatchback with a 1781cc 4-cylinder OHC engine fitted with Bosch K Jetronic fuel injection producing 112bhp to the front wheels through a five-speed gearbox.

The first VW Mk II Golf GTi was introduced as a 3-door hatchback in March 1984. Externally, it had the GTI designation on the front grille, black wheel arch extensions, side body stripes, a rear spoiler and alloy wheels to differentiate it from its other Golf brethren. Inside, it had fuel consumption and gearchange indicators, a trip computer, sports front seats & steering wheel and a split rear seat option. In the December of that year, a 5-door option was released in the UK. Braking was provided by disc brakes on all four corners.

In 1986 a 16-valve variant was released. This retained the 1781cc of the 8-valve car but with a 16-valve DOHC engine producing 139bhp. It also slimmed by 80 kilos, with a kerb weight of just 920 Kg. Electric windows and central clocking were standard until 1989 when electric windows were discontinued, but that year the model picked up power-assisted steering as a standard. From 1990, a five-door model was offered.

Although better than the Mk I for corrosion, the Mk II Golf GTI can still suffer from corrosion, especially around the wheel arches, sills, valances and around the sunroof. Today, later 16v cars tend to hold their value best, although some prefer the 8v for its low-end pickup.

Period alternatives for the Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk II are the Peugeot 205 GTi and the MG Metro Turbo.

All 1991 Volkswagen Golf body types

Year Make Model Submodel Body Type Engine size Average value
1984 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk II Hatchback 1.8 L £ 6,800 9,000 15,300 21,600
1988 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk II 16v Hatchback 1.8 L £ 7,100 9,900 16,600 23,800
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