2005 Volkswagen GTI Overview


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2005 Volkswagen GTI Overview

With the Volkswagen GTI scheduled for a redesign in 2006, VW made no changes to the vehicle for the 2005 model year. It was still available in two popular trim packages. The 1.8T base model was equipped with a turbocharged 180-horsepower, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine that was linked to a five-speed manual transmission (a five-speed automatic was optional). Kicking things up a notch was the GTI VR6, which came with a 2.8-liter six-cylinder engine that generated 200 horsepower. It was linked to a six-speed manual transmission.

Standard features included anti-lock brakes, a CD player, air conditioning, power windows, remote power door locks, power exterior mirrors, cruise control, a tilt/telescopic steering column, keyless remote entry, traction control, and an anti-theft alarm system. Options included a power sunroof, heated front seats, and a CD changer. The VR6 also came with a stability control system, which was optional on the 1.8T. Leather seats, a power sunroof, and a CD changer were among the options.

The GTI's acceleration, handling, styling, and safety features were cited as positive points by drivers. The car was also considered a good value by many drivers, who note that they received good deals on the car, especially with a redesign scheduled for the following year.


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    Loose Power Steering Pressure Switch And Low Fluid

    I noticed this in my 1.8t. I was wondering if this could cause weird rev spiking and shifting issues. It basically had no power steering fluid. I replaced the pressure switch and added fluid, and so...

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    2005 Gti Acting Weird On Crank

    So the other day I had stopped to grab a drink at the store went back to my car to find that it wouldn't start. First time the epc(this doesn't stay on, just that once) light came on and all my i...

    85 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)

    Mk Iv Bottom End Hp #'s

    Anyone know the maximum HP the bottom end of a 2005 MK IV GTI can safely take on a daily driven car. Im running 21psi now on stock bottom end. Dyno'd at 280 whp and 330 wtq. Thoughts?

    114 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 years ago)

    Sounds Like An Exhaust Leak?

    Hi All! I am the proud owner of an '05 1.8t with a 5 spd. 66k miles on the car, I bought it used and have had it about 3 months. About a week ago I fired it up to go to work in the morning and it sou...

    695 views with 2 answers (last answer 5 years ago)

    What Is Noise From. Rear Driverside Wheel Coming From?

    I had rear driverside wheel bearing replaced yesterday for 320 dollars only to hit the highway an hear almost the same noise not as loud but still there much weaker though

    75 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 years ago)