2002 Volkswagen GTI User Reviews

2002 Volkswagen GTI Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 19 reviews
"power" 19 reviews
"fuel economy" 14 reviews
"speed" 12 reviews
"handling" 10 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 7 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"suspension" 3 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"headliner" 2 reviews

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2002 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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Acceleration, handling, smooth gear shifts, cargo space, mileage (28 city/31 hwy)

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Back seats can hold adults but not for long rides.

Charlie1208
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Street-legal Rally Car. — Nothing to dislike. Interior is typical VW quality. It's just fun to drive! Great acceleration! Takes some getting used to the turbo kick. Handles very well. Corners like it's on rails. Shifting is smooth and allows power to flow without hesitation. Plenty of cargo space, especially when rear seats are folded down.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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look great, power and tons of parts to tuned

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steering response

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'02 Gti 1.8t Boost 17psi — bad sterring response, need better suspension, tires and alignement, everything else is hot! powerful when chipped, hard metal, good places for the speakers. dealer parts are not so expensive, fun to drive, no rattle, little road noise. great option not on base model.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Performance, Looks, limited edition, economy

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none

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Golf Gti 25th Anniversary, Need I Say More — Excellent performance with 197BHP remap and 50+mpg. Good Build quality as you would expect from a VW Looks good with the standard anniversary bodykit, BBS Alloys and unique recaro interior and aluminium trim. Cheap to run with good performance and very low depreciation due to the anniversary being limited to 1800, 900 petrol and 900 diesel broken down to 300 silver, 300 black and 300 red.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Volkswagen GTI 337 Review
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Fahrvergnügen!!!

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None

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Fahrvergnügen!!! — High performance in all aspects, reliable enough to never leave me stranded, eye-catching inside and out as it came from the factory, inexpensive to drive and maintain...so far, economical, roomy, and most of all...always fun to drive...Fahrvergnügen!!!

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2002 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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Performance, fun, cost of ownership.

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Typical volkswagen surprises.

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Love It. — Snappy, torquey acceleration. Good braking, responsive handling. Has needed repair from time to time, to be expected with VW with high miles. Interior/exterior style is perfect for me. I love how it looks from every angle. Cost of ownership is not bad at all. Gas mileage is good if you drive nicely, still not horrible when driven aggressively. Repairs can add up. Very, very fun car to drive. handles winding country roads like no other.

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Its a great drive

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there are none

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Get One If The Oppotunity Is There — Extremely fun car to drive. It has easy handling and is very good on gas. Ony down side to the car is it uses premium gas due to the turbo but its worth it. These cars are very customizable and fun for all people.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Quick, good handling.

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Expensive parts

simonwa
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Sporty Car — Has nice acceleration with the turbo, running at stock PSI it isn't beasty fast though. Volkswagen is kind of notorious for bad headliners etc, so as long as you replace those when necessary it's a nice car. Sporty cloth two tone interior. Good gas milage if you don't abuse the turbo ( high rpm's). I like the hatchback too =)

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Turbo

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cost of parts!

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Good Fun — Performance, I like it has turbo, and a great factory suspension! build quality, Vw does a good job with that personally like the way it looks other don't but they don't have to drive it Get about 24-28 miles to the gallon with 93 octane very fun to drive

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i <3 VW&turbos

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if you cant afford it loll

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Wouldnt Trade It For A Ferrari — i love my car, lol. the only thing i hate is the little things. for example, i cant just replace the one control arm bushing i have to replace the whole control arm. the first thing you wanna do is delete the pvc system and secondary air pump, get a decent reflash and you'll never want anything else haha.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2002 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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Nice engine, great handles

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tempting to drive hard and fast

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Good Fun Car To Drive — Great car so much fun to drive, haven't had any problems yet with it. Looks great on outside, nice leather interior. good sound system, very roomy for a 2 door hatch. Gas mileage depends on how you drive. Engine sounds great to.

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