2000 Volkswagen GTI Overview

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2000 Volkswagen GTI Overview

A new engine option was among the upgrades made to the Volkswagen GTI for the 2000 model year. The 1.8T, which was available as an upgrade to the two-door GTI GLS trim package, was a turbocharged 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder powerplant that generated 150 horsepower. It joined two other engine options available in the GTI in 2000 -- a 115-horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and a more powerful 174-horsepower, 2.8-liter V6. Not surprisingly, the V6 was the choice (and recommendation) of many reviewers and critics, even though gas mileage suffered greatly due to its higher performance.

A five-speed manual transmission was standard across the line, while a four-speed automatic was optional on the GLS and GLS 1.8T (but not on the high-end GLX).

Standard features for all GTI trim packages included alloy wheels, a sunroof, air conditioning, cruise control, power windows, power door locks, anti-lock brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo system. The GLS 1.8T and GLX added traction control, while the GLX also added leather seats, wood trim, an automatic climate control system, and 16-inch wheels, among other features. A CD player was among the options.

The Volkswagen GTI drew an interesting mixture of real passion from drivers who raved about the car's handling, performance, and features, and real disappointment and even frustration from other drivers who complained about unreliability, durability issues, and frequent, costly repairs.

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    Lost Boost

    I have a 2000 Volkswagen GTI when I'm driving it on any gear, an if I step on it to 3000 rpm, i loose like 6 to 8 psi can somebody tell me how can i fix it please and thank you.

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    Lost Boost

    I have a 2000 Volkswagen GTI when I'm driving it on any gear if I step on it go to 3000 rpm and loose like 6 to 8 psi can somebody tell how can i fix it please and thank you

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    How Do I Drain The Radiator On A 2000 Mk4 Gti Turbo?

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    I Got A Volkswagen Gti Vr6 2000 2.8

    My car stopped working on the free way it started to to stall and then it won't turn off any one can tell me what could be wrong with it ?

    16 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 months ago)

    I Have A 2000 Volkswagen Gti. And Want To Swap Engines !!!

    its a manual car and has a 2.0 liter engine. i want to kno what different engines is my car compatible with. i want to swap engines and would like to kno what is my cheapest engine? and would would ...

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