2003 Volkswagen GTI User Reviews

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    2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8TReview
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    Quick From The Factory — this is my first VW and im pretty sure im hooked. ever since the first day i got this i have loved it. 5 speeds are way more fun than autos. i was looking into an srt-4 untill i drove one, sure they are way faster than my car, but they still have a neon interior. this is a huge reason for me buying this particular car, love the lights on the interior and the sport cloth seats. this is the first VW i have owned, but definatly wont be the last.

    Pros: quick, interior, fender lines, over all look of the car

    Cons: aftermarket parts are expensive

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    2003 Volkswagen GTI 20th Anniversary EditionReview
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    Fahrvern├╝gen!! — Bought this car new in June of '03...and I have enjoyed the car very much! No serious issues so far!

    Pros: The colour is sweeeeeet!

    Cons: I'll let you know if something comes up.

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    2003 Volkswagen GTI VR6Review
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    German Engineering Ftw — Got it as a replacement for my 99 Jetta that decided to die about 7 months ago. I couldn't be happier.

    Pros: A Quick little car with a not so little engine :)

    Cons: None

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    2003 Volkswagen GTI 20th Anniversary EditionReview
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    The Blue Missile — My first well modded car, the GTI's 1.8l turbo engine is easily modified to make this a very quick car. The 20th Anniversary edition was a limited to only 50 of this car in the jazz blue finish and came with a lot of extra performance equipment including bigger brakes, 18" wheels, Recaro sport seats and improved suspension. I had added a race coil over suspension, lighter Neuspeed wheels and engine mods to bring this car to roughly 260 whp.

    Pros: Unique color and great performance for under $30k

    Cons: Limited rear seat room, could not bring myself to drive in winter

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    2003 Volkswagen GTI 20th Anniversary EditionReview
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    Quick And Torquey, Good Looks In A Well Priced And Reliable Package — No problems in the 3 months I've had the car so far. Had to put a set of snow tires on with the wether we've been having, but handles great in the snow now and even better on dry pavement with the summer tires on! 210+ hp with the upgraded chip - more than enough for a car this size.

    Pros: Fast enough to get me where I need to go on time, but not fast enough to get me into trouble

    Cons: Wish it had AWD, then the snow would really be fun!

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    2003 Volkswagen GTI VR6Review
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    A Danger To My Drivers License Status — I am amazed at having torque again. <--- Thanks to driving a honda for years. Its a 6 speed but will pull solidly from 30 mph in 6th gear all the way until you let off the gas or crash...

    Pros: Fast, amazing stability control, solid build, actually good in the snow.

    Cons: Bad gas mileage...? Probably my fault for the way I drive.

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    2003 Volkswagen GTI VR6Review
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    King Of The Hot-hatches — This car was, at the time i first drove it, my dream car. The 6 Speed manual just felt so good, and really accented the 200HP VR6 motor nicely. I was amazed at truly how fast this thing was, and am still surprised at how well they do against cars that would seem to overpower them by a long shot. As far as front wheel drive cars go, the handling in this is about as true as it gets. Very little under steer through turns, and the ability to swing the back end out if your desire really make this thing a fun piece of machinery. To add to all those good things, its practical too! Plenty of interior space and a massive trunk are very convenient for long trips, and make this car an overall good bet.

    Pros: Good acceleration with the VR6, handles like a missile, and in my opinion looks good while doing it...

    Cons: Poor fuel economy compared to other cars in its class, and most people think its ugly...

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    2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8TReview
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    Great Car! — This car is AWESOME! It does burn outs for days, and it looks cool in a german understated sort of way. The interior with the 5 speed, leather seats, sun roof, and Monsoon stereo made it feel like a luxo German yaht, but it drove like a F1 car. It also gets pretty good gas mileage for a turbo, with the 1.8. However, when you need to get it fixed, it'll usually cost a pretty penny to get you back on the road.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun to drive, Hot hatch looks, Nice and solid build quality

    Cons: Excessive body lean in fast turns, expensive to maintain

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    2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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    Power Ranked 2003 Ford Focus worse.
    "Car just seems to have more peep than the Focus does "
    Value Ranked 2003 Ford Focus worse.
    "More stylish looking. More durable "

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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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