from my experience (owning both) the 94-98s all seem to run similar E/Ts. They're all essentially 14 second cars stock. Some have gone high 14s, others have gone low 14s. Although I'll give the 5.0 SN95s a tenth or two advantage due to their power curve. Either way all 94-98 GTs were "dogs" in that aspect bone stock. The were all fairly heavy and made lackluster power. 14 second E/Ts are respectable, but with todays standards thats nothing to fear.
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'11 TDI Sportwagen - 50 mpg Daily Driver - Not Quick.