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Anthony writes:
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Very reliable and fun car to drive. This GTI is surprisingly quick with its 2.0 Turbo engine.

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2005 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 2-Door FWDReview
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Great Mix Of Reliability And Sportiness — Title says it all. If you can find a low mileage MK4 GTI, I say scoop it up. No hesitation to recommend this vehicle. It's great on gas, engaging to drive, and feels all around solid. Handling is not the best.

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

Pros: Simple, Sporty, Reliable

Cons: Getting up there in the years, feeling a little creaky these days

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2005 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 2-Door FWDReview
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Fun To Drive Semi-premium Daily Driver That Ages Gracefully Into A Great Beater. — Single college student who owned this car for seven years and REALLY put it through its paces. Get a newer Volkswagen GTI with four doors. Never buy another car again. It's a sharp swiss army knife. It can do small sports car, hatchback, wagon, and sedan; all that with a premium feel. It can be your daily driver, beater, distance driver, weekend toy, and small load hauler all at once. Great car to have in a city. Don't try to haul anything big with it. Higher than average maintenance cost that can be countered with proper upkeep. Enthusiasts in any one of the above mentioned categories will be less impressed...but Volkswagen stands for 'people's car' and this car tickles the different fancies and needs of EVERY person just right, just enough.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Small on the outside.  Big on the inside. Jack of all trades.  Great daily driver.  FUN to drive.  Practical with interior size and accessibility of space due to hatch and flat folding seats.  Good power, definitely a hot hatch.  Fuel economy has held up all these uears.  Well equipped and executed interior.

Cons: Ugly.  Jack of all trades, master of none.  Maintenance costs are higher than average due to it's European heritage but not as high as othrr European brands.  Lot's of electrical gremlins (charcteristic of all VAG models).  Stiff ride.

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2005 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 2-Door FWDReview
VWDizzle2011 writes:
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A Great Starter Car — This is a great car for someone just starting to drive or someone who is looking to start/refresh their automotive maintenance skills. This car seems to start losing points in the fuel economy area, once you begin to travel over 70 MPH. Not sure if that's due to the high-running RPM's of the engine at that speed or just my driving habits.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: love the heated seats. Great small project car. Has tons of room for potential. Great stock sound system. Fun to drive.

Cons: window seals seem to give off some sort of black residue. Have ruined a couple good shirts by sticking my arm out the window on those great summer days.

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2005 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 2-Door FWDReview
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Never Had Any Issues — Love the way it handles, brakes, steers. Overall great car. Few minor cosmetic issues inside. Nothing to complain about overall. Great gas mileage and torque. This car is great for a single person or small family. It will keep both Mom and Dad happy for all the right reasons.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Just darn fun to drive

Cons: none so far

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2005 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 2-Door FWDReview
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Love It —

For the performance of the Mk 4 Gti i have to give it a four because like with any car there is always that little somthing to be desired. For the things id ad would be give the front suspention a little more strength, Ive only put about 1g into the cars performance and already ive notice a big change. If i totally let it out in first the entire front end will somtimes bounce on me which is horrible so thatll be the next thing that i up grade. For the build quality i put a four simply because their are some parts on the car that if your not carful theyll easily break, like the clip for the armrest comartment, or the seatbelt bolt cover or even little parts under the hood. For all the majo parts however it is a solid build. For the apperence id have to give it a five though, other than lowering the car there isnt much you can do to it to make it look any sexier than it does. Sure you can get new wheels for it and pait your beauty but even without all that stuff and the stock wheels the mk4 just looks mean to me. I had enough money to go with the Mk 5 if i had wanted to but just somthing about the looks matched with the endlist tuneing of the 1.8t just made me want the mk4 more. Overall id have to give the Mk4 Gti a 4 out of 5. Its not the fastest or most agile car right of the lot but with a little love and a lot of dedication it can do almost anthing you want it to .

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

Pros: Fun, tuneing possibilities, or your like for small cars

Cons: you like bigger cars/engines, you want a cruiser, or you dont like tuneing

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2005 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 2-Door FWDReview
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Economical...kinda Fun To Drive — Build Quality: nope Car Comparisons: bought it for temporary use...really good price Performance: pretty fast pulls throughout More About My Car: heated seats are nice in the winter shifts smooth

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2005 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 2-Door FWDReview
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German Engineering Is Pretty Good — Well the fact that I smashed it into a snow bank a few years ago, and now it needs new shocks kinda sucks. I been putting it off but it could really use some new ones. Oh and also I been wanting to put a new race clutch in it, but just havent quite got that done yet! VROOM VROOOM. Oh yea don't forget about the cold-air intake to!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good gas mileage, and this car looks sexy!

Cons: Can't really think of any.  It is small on the inside if you have alot of people in it.

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2005 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 2-Door FWDReview
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Hot-sauce — its fast. it doesnt fall apart on me. its easy to fix. its shiny. gets good gas mileage even on a tune. its fun. fresh zebra on the inside. needs some new rims. ashley ney wishes her car was this nice.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: everything

Cons: small turbo

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2005 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 2-Door FWDReview
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Excellent Entry Sports Car. — Absolutely brilliant build quality that only the Germans can offer. Loads of torque from the turbocharged straight-4. Shiftable automatic gearbox with five forward speed. Sometimes I feel the it could benefit from a sixth gear, but being that it is tuned for performance, it will naturally have shorter gears. Very fast car, and will get to 155MPH easily. And when your doing that speed, you don't worry cause the handing is very good.

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

Pros: Build quality, ride, performance, brakes, handling, the lot.

Cons: Nothing.

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2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

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2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

Review By Guru9KSF9W

Great to drive, comfortable and high quality finishes both inside and out! Love it. Read More

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The GTI line peaked at the mk7.5 model in terms of overall value. It’s got the best silhouette and cabin design in my opinion. And there’s plenty of technology to pair with the exceptional driving exp... Read More

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

Review By Mike

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

Review By heatherharris67

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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2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

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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