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2005 Volkswagen GTI User Reviews

2005 Volkswagen GTI Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 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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PROS
"ride" 11 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"interior" 5 reviews
CONS
"fwd" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Displaying 11 - 18 of 18 2005 Volkswagen GTI reviews.

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

35

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:
2005 Volkswagen GTI Review
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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:
2005 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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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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5

Pros

good and sporty car

Cons

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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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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Robert writes:
2005 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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4

Pros

Good gas mileage, and this car looks sexy!

Cons

Can't really think of any.  It is small on the inside if you have alot of people in it.

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German Engineering Is Pretty Good — Well the fact that I smashed it into a snow bank a few years ago, and now it needs new shocks kinda sucks. I been putting it off but it could really use some new ones. Oh and also I been wanting to put a new race clutch in it, but just havent quite got that done yet! VROOM VROOOM. Oh yea don't forget about the cold-air intake to!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

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2011 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

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Smiles Per Gallon By Davrod12

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2010 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Fun To Drive. Cheap To Own. By Ward

fast and handles like it is on rails. dsg shifts real quick. Great warranty. no issues with car in 4 years and 45k miles. nice bluetooth. heated seats work very well. Lots of room . Very comfortable d... Read More

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A true pocket rocket, this car is so much fun to drive and I love listening to the engines "purr". This car zips easily around turns and accelerates...FAST! I only wish I could trust someone other tha... Read More

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2009 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

2009 Volkswagen Gti By romanz85

This Volkswagen GTI gets about 29/31 miles per gallon. It is a 6 speed manual with a turbo. It has remote power door locks, power mirrors, low fuel level warning, turn signal in mirrors, dual illumin... Read More

Wont Be The Last Vw Or Gti I Will Buy In My Life Time By Chad

My first new car has good acceleration since it has a turbo. Has a good warranty I dont have to pay for any maintenance for the first 3 years at all. It is a blast to drive it is the worlds first Ho... Read More

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