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2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2-Door FWDReview
Ethan writes:
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Good Fun Car To Drive — Great car so much fun to drive, haven't had any problems yet with it. Looks great on outside, nice leather interior. good sound system, very roomy for a 2 door hatch. Gas mileage depends on how you drive. Engine sounds great to.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Nice engine, great handles

Cons: tempting to drive hard and fast

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2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2-Door FWDReview
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Amazing — This car is my baby. I love it. I has a great balance of performance and comfort without costing me tons of money. The car is very responsive. It handles great, smooth gear box and it is very quick. I would recommend this car to anyone who is looking for their first sports car.

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

Pros: It is all around an enjoyable car.

Cons: Volkswagen electronics are going to fail.

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2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 337 2-Door FWDReview
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Awesome — I love this car I have yet to find anything I do not like. Great performance with minimum effort, thats what volkswagen is about. I love my interior the red and blue dash lights are really unique. Volkswagen has been in my family for years.

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

Pros: I love my interior, and wheels.

Cons: Absolutely nothing except changing the headlight bulbs.

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2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2-Door FWDReview
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I Love It — The car is a 2.8 liter narrow angle V6. It is lacking in horsepower but has nice torque range and is fairly peppy. I've done quite a bit of modification to make it more fun to drive and I really enjoy it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun to drive, fairly unique if you modify

Cons: Expensive to maintain

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2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 337 2-Door FWDReview
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Vw Golf Gti 337 — Solid little car. Great performance and handling with the added bonus of a back seat and hatch storage. 337's come with some cool factory upgrades such as a lowered sport suspension, 6 speed manual gearbox, larger brakes, 18" BBS RC wheels, unique body kit, and a Recaro interior. Overall a great ride with good gas mileage. Perfect for the enthusiast with a need for a practical and fun car.

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

Pros: Quick, nimble, lots of storage space, decent gas mileage, subtle yet sexy exterior.

Cons: Very low ground clearance puts the oil pan in danger (needs a metal skid plate)

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2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 2-Door FWDReview
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One Great Car — car was awesome. with a few upgrades the car was outperforming some of the big boys. great gas mileage and the car feels safe and cool at 140 unlike some cars i know. unlimited upgrades and perfect for those you like to add stuff and performance without being a mechanic.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: great car to own

Cons: pricey upgrades

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2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2-Door FWDReview
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My Car — love that awesome growl of the vr6 as well as the 17 inch wheels... i dislike alot of the things the previous owner did to the car such as putting on a purple headliner, and painting the calipers red and yellow

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: vr6, 6 speed, wheels, handling

Cons: some creaks, purple headliner, badly tinted taillights.

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2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 2-Door FWDReview
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I Like It — little stuff tends to break but its a very fun car to own and drive. i built mine for auto crossing so its handles are way fun i like how the ECU tuning works. the VDub community is also a friendly one.

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

Pros: zippy!

Cons: electrical malfunctions...

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2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 2-Door FWDReview
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Good Price, Great Performance — Great acceleration, great braking, handling is crisp. I love the leather seats. The performance is great with the 1.8 Turbo charged motor, and the cost was not bad just at 10k. Its a really fun car. You should check them out.

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

Pros: Great gas mileage with great performance

Cons: Front wheel drive, costly repairs

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2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2-Door FWDReview
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Best Car I've Owned, Looks A Bit Like A Sleeper, And Really Is A Killer. —

I am a person who came from the normal car, ya know, the guy in the old yukon on his way to work. My best friend has a brand new Civic Si, and I drive it regularly. I wanted to buy a car that would compete, and I have to say, its the best car ive ever owned, and I'll never buy anything but a Volkswagen again. my 2002 will out-accelerate his 2009 Civic Si, it will out-maneuver it, and its better in braking. true, the Civic feels like you're driving a spaceship, but I hate the harsh ride and crude suspension and seats. the build quality is great. no squeaks, no rattles, no cheap pieces falling off, VW even thought out the feeling of the key. The exterior looks simple, and mean at the same time. I gladly set it in front of my house without worrying about baddies bashing it with bats & such. what I mean is, its not brash enough where people will hate you for owning one. The gas milage is actually very good out of a car that can move like this. Its like an athelete who always seems to not be thirsty til the whole thing is over. But honestly, I am a huge car guy, and there are very few vehicles I've driven that are this much fun. the Corvette Z06 is one of them.

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

Pros: Cornering and handling, ride is actually very comfortable, will beat a car seven years newer of the same caliber, looks great, the sound system is extremely satisfying, and it will make you a VW freak.

Cons: juuuussstttt a tiny boring sheet metal, doesn't rev to nine like the Si, gotta manipulate the clutch to make it jump right off the line.

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2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

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SE auto drives and handles great. Comfortable, quiet and seems like its built well. Price is absurd. Controls are too - no knobs and so hard to use without taking eyes off the road. Kept me from the p... Read More

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2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

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2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

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Great performing car if you like a stick. Nice interior. Comfortable seats even in bac Read More

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I love everything about this car. The driving experience is excellent and I highly recommend getting a standard transmission for the full fun of driving:) The interior is laid out perfectly and its ... Read More

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

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Review By Guru9KVSGH

Awesome car , very fun to drive especially the manual 6 speed. Glad I made this choice very sporty and well built. Read More

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