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Average User Score
4.7 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 42 reviews
2002 Volkswagen GTI Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 42 reviews
A quick look at the 2002 Volkswagen GTI will tell you much that you need to know about this car. The GTI looks fun and fast, and that was its main appeal for many passionate drivers who raved about the car. The styling was clean and sleek, and the car sat low to the ground, giving it a streamlined appearance. It practically begged to be driven hard, and in many cases, it was.
Drivers who preferred performance over gas mileage tended to opt for the higher-end GTI VR6 trim package, which came with a 2.8-liter six-cylinder engine that generated 174 horsepower (boosted to 200 horsepower mid-year). It was linked to a six-speed manual overdrive transmission. Those who wanted to dial the juice back slightly, save a bit of gas, and pay less at the showroom went with the GTI 1.8T, with its turbocharged 180-horsepower, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission (a five-speed automatic was optional).
And those who wanted something truly unique waited until mid-year, when a limited edition GTI 337 was introduced. It came with the turbocharged 180-horsepower 4-cylinder engine and an upgraded package that included larger 18-inch wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel equipped with audio and climate controls, Recaro sport seats, and special red accents.
Standard features for the GTI included anti-lock brakes, a CD player, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, a tilt/telescopic steering column, side curtain airbags, keyless remote entry, traction control, and an anti-trap device in the trunk. Options included a power sunroof, heated front seats, and a CD changer.
There were no disagreements among drivers that the GTI drove and handled well, and delivered power when needed. The car's safety features were also noted by drivers. But some commented that the car had reliability issues and needed frustrating repairs.
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Volkswagen GTI Questions
Alarm Acting Weird, Car Won't Start...
Car turns on, but doesn't start. My remote key sometimes unlocks and locks the doors, however seldom unlocks the trunk. Any ideas?
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The problem with my car is that it will not reverse from a cold start but does however after he car warms up! I was told that I needed either a new valve body or transmission. 2002 VW Golf GTI Tu...
Misfire In Cylinder 3 And 5 Was The Code That Read Off,not Sure What It Is?...
I replaced the wires,spark plugs and coil pack. It's still gurgles/misfires
Gti Vr6 12v Misfire In The Engine?
I replaced the coil wires the coil pack and spark plugs. It still gurgles like a misfire and I don't know what it is