hello everyone, first time posting here but I've been around for a little while. Lately I've been having a real big itch to play with cars but as of now I have a Galant and well basically.... it sucks!! and they sell almost nothing for it, which of coarse I didn't find out till afterwards. Anyways, I really want a car that's easy to work with, has decent speed and accelaration, and has alot of parts available to work with. I was going to go with something with a V-8 but I'm not really trying to be heard before I'm seen and I really want something that handles very well. So far it seems like the GTI is what I'm looking for, I really want a fun car, Im not to interested in picking up chicks, I just really want a fun reiliable car. I used to have a 87' GLI and that was a pretty fun car considering it only had about 115hp, I used to make that thing scream on the highway and lets just say I wasn't very nice to it and it never failed me. Anyway just to get to the point, how much can I expect to pay for a decent GTI between a 95' to 98' and what different engines did they come with??? and is it worth looking into a newer year? or can I get about the same results from an older model? like I said.... looks ain't to important and any money I were to put into it would be all engine and suspension and a nice set of wheels. Any help is much appreicated....... thanks!