2005 Volkswagen GTI User Reviews

2005 Volkswagen GTI Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 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

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"ride" 12 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"interior" 6 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"fwd" 2 reviews

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Jody writes:
2005 Volkswagen GTI Review
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5

Pros

the interior design and it's  turbo charged

Cons

fuel consumption

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Survive Your Drive In A G5 — car handles well, has all the extras you would want in a car with good performance to go with it. it is stylish yet it still has that race apeal giving you the best of both worlds on the track as well as on the road.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Matt writes:
2005 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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5

Pros

quick, solid, reliable, overal good looking car

Cons

timing belt is known to drpop around 60k miles, if something breaks its usualy alot of $$$

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Great For Any Taste — i bought this car a few months ago, it was one of the best decisions ive made...it had higher mileage but its nothing for a volkwagen...the car handles very well and is extremely fun to drive. performance wise there could be more there but for a turbo 1.8l the car is very quick, its also amazing on gas (if your good with the pedal that is)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Adam writes:
2005 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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5

Pros

Turbo, Handling, transmission

Cons

Diverter valve leaks off boost, but its under warrenty

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Awsome Car! — Could use a few more horses. Transmission is the smoothest i've driven yet. Huge aftermarket for parts. Planning on an APR chip, FMIC, Turbo Back exhaust, Forge Diverter Valve for the time being. Can't wait to auto cross this car.

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

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Alex writes:
2005 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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Pros

TURBO

Cons

Small

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German Engineering At Its Finest — great car suspension is perfect turbo spools real nice takes corners like a beast really nice luxurious interior heated leather seats stock sound system is real nice overall a great car good bang for your buck and lots of tuning potential

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

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Leigh writes:
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5

Pros

quick, practical, reliable (vw), bags of fun, cool brand

Cons

black

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Mk V Gti Turbo — Ideal car for the petrolhead with a family, does the school run and has plenty of room for the shopping, cheapest of the current hot hatches to tax and insure and goes like absolute snot when you put your foot down (this ones been remapped to approx 240hp with uprated brakes and performance filter). Car has famous vw reliability and build quality and will hold its value better than other makes. I keep making excuses to drive it and I can't think of anything else that I could replace it with, but then why would I?

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Alejandro writes:
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5

Pros

breaks, handling, performance, interior space.

Cons

stereo not so good, fuel gauge gets lil weird and bad carpet floormats

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Save The World! Buy A Gti — awesome car!...quick turbo, great handling and breaks. Realiable 100%...few lil thing in the interior nut nothing to worry about. No problems whatsoever. Weird knocking noise at the drivers door when making turns!..Super fun to drive! no questions about it

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Anthony writes:
2005 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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good and sporty car

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N/A

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2005 Gti Review — the volkswagon GTI is the most compact and sporty car in its class. you would zooom through the highway in tight corners the GTI has good handling and acceleration. the car is fun to drive on several occasions. it has to 2 door look with 2 seats in the front ant 2 more seats in the back i would truly suggest this car for younger people looking for speed at a low cost. you could hook up the car in many ways. the best car to buy!

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Olutoyin writes:
2005 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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5

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Speed, handling, looks, great storage

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None

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My Favorite Car...evah! — This was the 20th Anniversary GTI. Came as pictured stock. Much improved suspension, much improved interior, 18" wheels, blacked out headlights. Was an absolute pleasure to drive. I miss it!

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Ben writes:
2005 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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3

Pros

Interior appointments, 1.8T acceleration, heated cloth sport seats, Monsoon Sound, Practicality Due to Hatchback configuration, interior Blue and red guages lit at night.

Cons

Electrical gremlins, boxy and sedate styling, Golf styling, Golf Platform, FWD.

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The Orginal Pocket Rocket. — The GTI is based of the fourth generation golf platform. Main differences include: Sport Suspension, the availability of higher output engines (1.8T, VR6), Monsoon Sound, Moonroof, Sport Seats, Alloy Wheels and smoked tailights. The fourth generation GTI 1.8T is good vehicle, sporty, yet not harsh riding. It is very praticial due to its hatchback configurations. Backseats may be folded to extend cargo even further. One of the best traits of the vehicle is its 1.8T engine which has been awarded Ward's 10 best engines in previous years. This engine pulls strong from Idle to 5500RPM, output is 180HP and 173lbs ft of torque. This engine pushes passengers in back of their seats. It's that good. It also returns excellent gas mileage for a turbo engine. Mid 20s MPG. Nevertheless, the GTI does have some downfalls which include numerous electrical problems, mostly radio and working around the engine bay is very tight, resulting in scraps and cuts around fingers and hands. It also looks like a GOLF. There are no real appearance differences to differientate the GTI and GOLF. So the GTI in some cases falls below the attractive radar.

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Julio writes:
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Dsg / Abt Chiptuning 256hp — Really loved the DSG transmission (double-clutch gearbox). Good performance even if a all wheel drive would be necessary.

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2011 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

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2010 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Practical Hot Hatch By hshamilt

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2009 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Just Do It. By mdjones2

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