2002 Volkswagen GTI User Reviews

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    2002 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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    5,735

    The Verdict's Not Yet In. — This is a new car to me and as it is my first FWD car I am very much trying to get used to it, I think it has potential but it also scares me to push it hard. I'm expecting that this coming summers Street X season should help get me a little more comfortable with a high hp ff layout handling wise. In a straight line the car is great, plenty of pull, the 6 sp is one of the best shifting transmissions I have ever used. After participating in 2 street-x events so far this season I would say I am more comfortable with this car. first event I took 2nd place in my class (street touring fwd) and second event I took first place. it does have a tendency to understeer if the tires are cold and under heavy braking. however once the tires are warm it grips well even lifting the rear inner tire through turns causing a mild oversteer. The upgraded brakes are amazing. I am happier with this car than I first thought I would be but in my overall oppinion it still dosn't touch on RWD or AWD in terms of what I am used to. After my 3rd and last auto-x for the 2013 season I am no longer fighting the car, driver modification was what was needed. I will be keeping this car for a long time to come with plenty more power and performance mods to come.

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

    Pros: Power, styling, excelent transmission.

    Cons: Has some blind spots and being used to and AWD car or rear engine/RWD car the FWD powertrain is intimidating.

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    2002 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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    Gti Forever — handle it with care ,, it will definitely take care of you . First time I own a GTI with this one and its definitley not the last GTI in my sights. GTI 35 edition next. Gas consumption depends on your diving style , but its good. Not costly to own but the front suspension is weak man , ball joints,shocks have a short lifespan.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: speed, comfort , nice family car although its old but it holds its own ground against 'newer' cars ...very fun to drive ,nimble

    Cons: front suspension, turbo lag

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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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