2004 Volkswagen GTI User Reviews

2004 Volkswagen GTI Review Ratings

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

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Marco writes:
2004 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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Good sleeper car

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road noise

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Awsome Performance If You Dont Want Other People To Know — good performance and lots of mods. never had any issues with quality appearance- not the prettiest car ever but very low key and good for a hatchback great gas mileage and almost no maintenance awsome to drive. its a canyon killer

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bradley writes:
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reliable and small

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slow, front wheel drive, and a HUGE throw in the clutch pedal.

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Overall Recommended. — fun to drive with as a manual transmission, but slow to pick up speed, and noisy for highway traveling. Loads of under steer, and unnecessarily expensive to insure. The build quality is excellent however, and it sounds sweeet with a subwoffer installed. no sheet metal rattles like it does on Dodges or on Fords.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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Patrick writes:
2004 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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5

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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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averagejoe writes:
2004 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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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.

averagejoe
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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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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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Victor writes:
2004 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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everything

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none

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Vw Gti — everything is good. quality is good. sturdy. nice acceleration. good for racing. braking is not excellent. its a vw. these things last for hundreds of thousands of miles. it will be all right. gas is good too. its fun to drive.

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

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Farfanugen writes:
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Everything about the car is just great!

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Only 2 Door's

Farfanugen
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Fun, Zippy, And Fits Every Where — I've only owned VW's all my life. 04 Gti was my very first car when I got my license it was automatic tho. 10 yrs later I had an opportunity to get one in a 5 speed also in mint condition for a GREAT deal; deal was so good I bought it just to re-flip it. Well 6 months and 5k miles later I was offered double what I paid for it and I refu the offer. This is just a Super fun, never let you down vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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Greg writes:
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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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