2002 Volkswagen GTI User Reviews

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    2002 Volkswagen GTI 337 Review
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    45

    Fantastic — This was the UK Spec 337 called the 25th Anniversary This was the Petrol variant 180bhp, Cam equiped with all sorts of extras, Bodykit, BBS Wheels, Gti edition seats

    Pros: Performance, chipped this was quicker than a Audi S3

    Cons: Fuel, Diesel version looked just as good, went just as well

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    2002 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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    35

    Fast!!! — new turbo, chip, APR tuned, turbo back exhaust, new ecu, lowered, carbon fiber intake, 18 inch custom gold rims, custom body work.

    Pros: best handling, fast, reliable,

    Cons: nothing

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    Best Car I've Ever Had. — You probably won't understand a VW unless you've actually owned one. The commercials that say "Once you get into a Volkswagen, it gets into you" are spot on. If you've ever owned a modern-day VW, you may understand that. One of the best things about VWs is the way they feel. You get in, and its like everything is right where it's supposed to be, there isn't anything loose, nothing out of place, and everything works together perfectly. That's the best way I know how to describe it. One of the worst things about VWs is that they are a different animal when it comes to working on them. I personally love working on mine, but most mechanics (automotive technicians) won't touch them.

    Pros: Feel, performance, handling, looks.

    Cons: High-maintenance, not many shops work on VWs.

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    2002 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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    Excellent. — I've owned my GTI since February of 2005 with 39k. In that time, even under the stress of numerous upgrades, I've only had one "disaster" which was a snapped motor mount, and in turn, bent both half-shafts. The stock clutch started slipping around 60k and was replaced at 75k (due to wanting a relatively expensive clutch and my stock one simply refusing to quit). All in all, it's been a very reliable, and extremely fun vehicle. It has been to Florida, North Carolina, New York, Indiana, and all places in between with no problems. I wouldn't reccomend the vehicle for Autocross, however, due to its severe understeer bias. It's more of a grand touring hatch (if that even exists). With a few thousand in upgrades, it will have no problem keeping up with your STI and EVO driving friends on "Sunday drives".

    Pros: Wonderful stock acceleration, easily upgrated via ECU upgrade (GIAC, Unitronic, APR). Relatively inexpensive for upgrades. Lots of parts availability. Great looks, bulletproof motor, surprising fuel economy, amazingly fun to drive.

    Cons: Costly tires, brakes, too-soft stock suspension, driveline has a tendency to fail under power upgrades, turbocharged motor requires synthetic oil and 93 octane fuel, less-than-perfect electronics. All in all, it's very expensive, but worth it.

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    2002 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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    Small Engine With A Lot Of Room To Grow... — if you take care of it and dont abuse it too much, it will last a long time. Great car to have fun with. Lots of mods avalaible for it. Has coolant problems because of the turbocharger sometimes. Great number of vdub enthusiast owners across the country to help you if you need it.

    Pros: massive torque for a small 4 cylinder engine

    Cons: reliability

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    2002 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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    German Engineering, Representing Deutschland — This car is fast, fun, and good on gas. I'm not going to lie to you, volkswagen's are terribly unreliable, and bloody expensive. Dealerships/Stealerships are not well known for their great service, and parts are usually expensive. The tools needed to work on the car are also unique, therefore sometimes not found in the average garage. On the other hand, the car is surprisingly spacious, and the interior is very attractive. Its all about whether or not the money you are putting into the car is worth the driving experiance

    Pros: Fast, Fun to drive, German, Good gas milage, oh, did I say it was pretty quick?

    Cons: unreliable, parts are costly.  People in the backseats better not be tall (2 door)

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    2002 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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    Good Fun. — Full bodykit, 17's and tricks. Special

    Pros: Head turner

    Cons: The number of times I replaced the front spoiler

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    My Baby!!!! — Had this car almost 6 months, and i love it to death! No problems yet, lots of tuning to come!

    Pros: Shes light as a feather, and can really get up and go

    Cons: Only a 1.8t, less engine means more money for less speed :(

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    Ok Car, But No Frills. — Only owned this for about 3 months because i got bored of it. It was a good car, well built etc but didnt have any wow factor.

    Pros: Build quality

    Cons: boring and service costs £250 for an oil change!!

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    2002 Volkswagen GTI 337 Review
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    I Loved This Car — this car is sweet as hell, the 6 speed manual and that turbo kick ass, suspention and the 18" BBS wheels makes lots diff in the drive, as long u keep RPM around 3.1-3.3K u can burn rubber even in the 3rd gear, i toped 135 mph and it was solid, did corner at speeds around 75 mph and the car was solid , dounts were funn to do with this car

    Pros: everthing including the sound system

    Cons: has few problems so u had to take it to the dealers few times

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

    Perfect Jack Of All Trades By ErroneousRex

    This is a beautiful package of a vehicle. Funto drive, stylish, comfortable, efficient, and well built, the GTI consistently surprises. It can handle the turns with ease while comfortably seating 4 fu... Read More

    Love My Gti! By photofinishstudio

    I love the stylish look. Just the right size. Fast pick up response. Stereo sounds great. I get 300 miles on a full tank. This is the first car which my dog actually enjoys riding in the back seat. ... Read More

    2012 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

    Great Car Would Buy It Again By shabra

    I like everything about my GTI handles awesome great car. I would recommend a friend and family. this car was awesome loved how it drives how it sounds and gas saver plus it is very fast car you would... Read More

    Great Little Car By Troyboy2

    The golf GTI is an excellent little car. With the hatchback you can carry lots of stuff in it. It's comfortable, gets about 30 miles per gallon and has the power to pass people at will. My only proble... Read More

    2011 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

    For The Kid, And Adult In All Of Us By damonrlloyd

    the 2011 gti has enough power, taut handling and aggressive style to appease the eighteen year old kid in me, yet the lines are refined, and the interior is upscale enough to be suitable for the resp... Read More

    Great Day-to-day Commuter By alexofdodd

    Love my VW it is such a nicely balanced vehicle and really impressed me with it's stability at the limits and in snow. Can almost run with the Subarus when fitted with snow tires. VW-please fix the Bl... Read More

    2010 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

    Practical Hot Hatch By hshamilt

    Plenty of cargo space. Nice interior. Very sporty. The only weak spot is that it is front wheel drive only. All wheel drive really should be an option. There also should be higher horsepower opti... Read More

    My Great Little Car By ersid

    Its a very cool car for young people. It has an exhaust that sound amazing(never boring). It very fast in the corners the car sticks to the road picks up very qucik and for a four door it small which ... Read More

    2009 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

    Just Do It. By mdjones2

    The Mk V was my favorite GTI in 2012. Bought a 2009 with low mileage and had stage 3 performance package done with a trusted mechanic. At $23k, it has been the greatest driving performance ever and I ... Read More

    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

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