2004 Volkswagen GTI User Reviews

2004 Volkswagen GTI Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 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: 4.3 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

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PROS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"turbo" 3 reviews
CONS
"ride" 3 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews
"fwd" 2 reviews

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averagejoe writes:
2004 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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5

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Great car, fast when you need it to be, reliable, good looking, economic and fun.

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manual transmission makes it a car that not everyone can drive these days.

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Elegant — This is the nicest car I've owned and I have owned plenty of American as well as foreign cars. It's nice to have every amenity possible including a cold weather package that included heated leather seat, heated mirrors, and head washer nozzles. The tilting & telescopic steering along with the fully adjustable seats make this car fit like a glove. The premium stereo is up there with high-end luxury models as well as the overall performance. The 200 h.p. VR6 runs perfect and with the paired smooth shifting 6-speed transmission, the drive is anything but dull. Congrats to making an affordable autobahn bred sports car obtainable by the working class.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Scott writes:
2004 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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Boom for your buck.

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four cylinder.

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Mighty Gti — Preformance, this car is just a monster considering it is a 4 cylinder engine.. Mostly due to the turbo's work but still.. It's economic, fast and will whip just about anything you can see. Build quality, German. that's all i have to say. Appearance, German Quality, sharp appearance. Upkeep, economic gas mileage. Fun factor, Whippin' and taking names.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tony writes:
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sportyness and euro style

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nothing

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Awesome Euro Hatch — i like everything about this car the turbo is awesome and the inetior is great and a big boot and gets good mileage gets me from point A to B in a fun way it is just a blast to drive and make u happy when doing so

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Andrew writes:
2004 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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6 Speed VR5 a BLAST to drive!!!

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I doesn't like curbs to well :(

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Its A Volkswagen... Screams Quality... Vr5 Scream Power And 6 Speed Hot Hatch Screams Fun! — I have only had this car (legally) on the road for a very short time (2 weeks) but it has been the love of my life! A 6 speed VR6 is the most fun to drive. Lots of torque when u need it!

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

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Greg writes:
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5

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Quick. Loud. Fun.

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Not enough time to drive it in a lifetime.

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Awesomeness. — Awesomeness. One word to describe this amazing drive. From the solid, down to earth steering... To the twitchy, tight suspension. From the growl of the turboback exhaust, to the whistle of the forge diverter valve. No Honda can compare to the fun level. No Toyota can compare to the reliability. No import can match the build quality of this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tae writes:
2004 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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Sexy in a quirky way

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It's front wheel drive, no stock turbo gauge.

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Great Car — Great performance and fuel economy at a great price. Surprisingly well mannered in all conditions including snow. Drives well in the Alaskan snow and bitter cold. Has never left me stranded and nearly zero maintenance costs over the last four years. Recommend VW's to anyone.

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Kyle writes:
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Great pickup, Good gas mileage, Handling is perfect, braking is superb

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Size, Ride on the gas too much and that turbo will eat your mileage.

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Absolutely One Of The Best Volkswagen Models Built. — The VW GTI 1.8T is the turbo (non-diesel) model of the VW Golf, and the turbo does a lot for it. Not only does it make this car have a lot of pick up and great acceleration for such a small little thing, but the sound of that turbo winding up when you accelerating is exhilarating. By far one of the best Volkwagen vehicles made.

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Wilson writes:
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3

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turbo, gas mileage, easy to cheap to mod, easy and cheap to maintain

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Body roll, interior noise, cheap interior, appearance

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Cheap But Fun, Save Gas — I got it tuned to APR Stage I and gave it a cold air intake. Performance wise, I would say this car is average or a little above average with ECU tuned. The little turbo makes it a little exciting to drive, turbo sounds awesome with the cold air intake. Driving the car feels quick, but actually not that quick. Handling wise, this car has tremendous body roll and a little understeering. In my opinion, a rear sway bar is a must for this car. This car is old, so the interior is kinda worn out. Trims and surfaces feels cheap, interior always make noises, I won't say it's a pleasant atmosphere inside the car. I bought this car to save gas, and it's giving me pretty good mpg with 25 really bad city in miami and 30 highway. Overall, an okay car for me. I am happy about the mpg, and the turbo make it fun to drive when you need some power. Best of all, it's cheap and easy to mod and maintain.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tailfeather07 writes:
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speed

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repairs way to expensive.

Tailfeather07
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Love At First Sight.... Love Isn't Always Everything! — car was great for the first few years. now every where i turn more problems pop up. i no longer can afford to keep it going since i now need a new transmission...... i put mix 1 on her and it will be hard to say goodbye!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Patrick writes:
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looks stock

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tires

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21 Psi On A Stock K03s — fast fast fast. Revo software is great, besides coil failures this is one of the best cars I've driven in the past few years. I can make a fool out of a V-8, and I didn't even need a screw driver to improve it.

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