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2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 2-Door FWDReview
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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 Golf GTI 1.8T 20th Anniversary Edition 2-Door FWDReview
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Fahrvernügen!! — 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 Golf GTI VR6 2-Door FWDReview
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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 Golf GTI 1.8T 20th Anniversary Edition 2-Door FWDReview
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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 Golf GTI 1.8T 20th Anniversary Edition 2-Door FWDReview
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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 Golf GTI VR6 2-Door FWDReview
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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 Golf GTI VR6 2-Door FWDReview
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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 Golf GTI 1.8T 2-Door FWDReview
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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 Golf GTI Review
fernan02 says:
it a very well rounded car but it is way to expensive and not as quick as a wrx.
vs2003 Subaru Impreza WRX Base
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Power Ranked 2003 Subaru Impreza WRX Base better.
"it has all wheel drive and more horse power"
Front Seats Ranked 2003 Subaru Impreza WRX Base better.
"in my wrx it came stock with bucket seats which i like a lot. "
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 2-Door FWD Review
waterfalls21 says:
vs2003 Ford Focus
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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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