Posts Tagged ‘gti’

McDonough, Georgia, Part 2 – 1989 Suzuki Swift GTi

May 21, 2016

The Suzuki Cultus came in a number of humdrum variations that did a couple of things well – be cheap, and save gas. Somehow, their absolute bottom-end-ness makes them not quite as boring as a slightly larger bland-box – perhaps it’s because you really need to work to keep things on the move. But if you’re a fan of obscure versions of common appliances, you’ll know we’re not looking for one of those – it has to be either a Chevrolet Sprint Turbo or this 1989 Suzuki Swift GTi, for sale for $2100 in McDonough, GA.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi left front

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Son of 205 GTi – 1999 Peugeot 106 S16

September 24, 2015

The Peugeot 106 S16 (16 valves in French, known as the 106 GTI everywhere else) was recognized as the spiritual successor of the 205 GTi – while the 206 grew and became less nimble, the 106 maintained the lightweight, tossable character of its older brother. Of course, none of that mattered in North America since Peugeot withdrew from the market in 1991, and had no success here with its compact cars. Nonetheless, they have their fans on this continent, and one of them is selling this 1999 Peugeot 106 S16 in Kelowna, BC for C$3900 (about $2900 today).

1999 Peugeot 106 S16 GTI right front

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Eighties Vee Dub Pair – 1987 VW Scirocco 16v and 1984 VW Rabbit GTI

June 17, 2014

While the second generation Scirocco, with its giant impact bumpers and somewhat blander styling, doesn’t warm the cockles of our icy cold hearts like the first generation car does, it’s still quite a compelling drivetrain package in a very 1980s body style. That 16-valve engine was on every young gearhead’s list back when they were new, perhaps more in the GTI than the Scirocco, but no matter – 26 years (wait, what?) of perspective makes you see things somewhat differently. If you’re not swayed, check out this 1987 VW Scirocco 16v for sale for $3500 in Washington County, west of Portland, OR.

1986 VW Scirocco right front

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