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OEM GTI Parts List And Owner's Guide

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is a great car. It offers an excellent blend of performance, practicality and affordability.

The Golf GTI has always been one of the most popular cars in its class, thanks to its combination of speed, handling and value. It’s also one of the most versatile cars on the market. It's able to handle everything from daily commutes to racing tracks.

If you own a Volkswagen GTI, it can last a long time if you take good care of it. In this parts list and owner's guide, you'll find some useful tips on maintaining your GTI.

A Little Bit About The GTI

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Before we start, let's talk a bit about the GTI and what it's all about.

The Volkswagen Golf GTI has a long and interesting history spanning almost 50 years. Like we discussed in this blog post, the GTI started out as a humble sports car that was preferred by the urban elite in some big European cities. Over the past 4+ decades, the GTI has continued to be an attractive, reliable, and affordable sports car. To see how much of a glow-up the GTI has gotten over the years, check out this comparison between the 1985 GTI and the 2015 GTI.

According to this blog post, Volkswagen had only planned to produce 5,000 units of the GTI in the mid 1970s. It quickly became popular, so VW decided to keep it in its lineup of cars. Today, over 2 million units of the GTI has been sold worldwide.

Volkswagen is constantly transforming the GTI. It even has come out with a few concept GTI cars, one of which you can see here.

The Most Common Replacement Parts For The VW Golf GTI

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Like any car, the VW Golf GTI needs to be maintained. We're an authorized seller of genuine OEM VW parts. That means we have a good insight into which replacement parts are popular among GTI owners. Here's a list:

This list of best sellers may be an indicator of the most common issues found in VW GTI cars. Yet, you should still look up your GTI on CarComplaints.com to find out the most common issues other GTI owners have with their cars.

GTI Maintenance Parts To Stock Up On

Your GTI needs regular maintenance. That means buying windshield wipers and brake pads, for instance, is inevitable. You can make your life easier by stocking up on regular maintenance parts ahead of time. We recommend stocking up on the following maintenance parts:

  • Windshield wipers
  • Brake pads
  • Air filters
  • Brake rotors
  • Engine oil
  • Coolant
  • Brake fluid
  • Transmission fluid
  • Serpentine belt

Keeping these parts in your GTI or your garage will make it much easier to replace them on the fly.