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Handles Like A Audi A4 — My favorite car to date that I have owned. It is a economy sports car priced, but much faster then she appears. Recaro Bucket Race front seats, handles like a sports car. Very easy to maintain and well priced overall.

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

Pros: 0 to 60 in 6.9 seconds

Cons: The Trunk malfunctions

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Awesome Sauce — I overall enjoyed this car, like I said it's really fun to drive. Its a great car for someone who needs space and power. It also looks great, interior has the bucket racing seats. But this car does need to be cared for properly or it can get costly.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The turbo is awesome. Has really good pick up, looks and feels great.

Cons: Needs to be maintained very well or can get costly at times.

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Fun Car — really enjoyed owning and driving this car, until it snowed. the stock BBS wheels and tires are not winter friendly. Car is reliable, interior was fantastic, handled and sounded great. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat. Hard to get a good deal on them!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fun sporty car

Cons: terrible in snow

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iavi90 writes:
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A Masterpiece By Volkswagen — I love my GLI its the best car I've owned to date, its really fast and fun to drive it handles really Good, i got it for under $10000. I love Volkswagen i haven't had any issues with it. The stock rims 18" BBS are awesome as well as the recardo racing seats give it a real racing car feel. The 1.8 turbo engine with the 6 speed manual transmission make It really smooth and run effortlessly even in high speeds. Still have stock don't find a need to tune it. Love this car and will also buy the Golf R32 soon. I love Volkswagen!

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

Pros: I love my GLI   its the best car I've owned to date, its really fast and fun to drive it handles really Good, i got it for under $10000. I love Volkswagen i haven't had any issues with it. The stock rims 18" BBS are awesome as well as the recardo racing seats give it a real racing car feel. The 1.8 turbo engine with the 6 speed manual transmission make It really smooth and run effortlessly even in high speeds. Still have stock don't find a need to tune it. Love this car and will also buy the Golf R32 soon. I love Volkswagen!

Cons: The fuel economy isn't that Good, but everything else makes up for it.

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta Gli Rocks —

I am so biased! I love this car. It is now 5 years old. It still looks great! I have had a bit of mechanical troubles...the car was preowned and in an accident, so I don't know how much of my troubles have to do with that! It sounds awesome when you start it up. It drives smooth and handles well. I often drive 130 km/hr and more. It corners well. It is a 6 speed manual transmission. Interior has many brushed stainless accents. Recaro seats are comfortable. Interior dash lights are red and blue. Trunk space is amazing for such a small car. I have room for 2 sets of golf clubs and more. A couple of years ago, I got a bike and all the luggage needed for 3 days away for 2 adults and 2 young kids in the trunk. I cannot say enough great things about this car. Oh, one thing that doesn't look so great right now is the ground effects in the front. Because it is low to the ground, it is easy to hit speed bumps, steep rises or declines in driveways, etc. It looks great before you hit something, then it needs to get fixed. Wheels and tires look awesome (18"), but tires expensive to replace.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: So fun to drive, very responsive and looks awesome!

Cons: a little bit small for my family of 4

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I Have Mixed Feelings. If The Air Conditioning Had Never Broke, I'd Probably Still Own This Car. — Well, I absolutely loved this car. It has paddle shifters on the steering wheel, tip tronic shifting and all the get up and go a girl needs. The leather seats were wonderful in the summer and winter. The car handled perfect and was tight to the road. I felt I could race the Indy 500 and be racing in luxery. Now for the downside. The air conditioning to a DUMP!!! The car was never fixed after 3 attempts I gave up. The car was never the same again. So sad. It had great potential.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fast get and go. Super handling with a luxery interior.

Cons: The car was a lemon and the problem has never been recalled.

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI FWDReview
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It's Awesome. Def The Best I've Owned. — in performance I will say stock it was sporty and fun. with the add-ons it was very fun. with just exhaust intake and APR software it bumped up the power from 180hp to 240hp and almost 300ft/lbs of torque. not to mention stock bilstein shocks and sport springs for excellent handling. in appearance it was almost perfect. stock 18in. BBS wheels, stock Votex lip kit. Recaro seats and aluminum interior trim. it was damn near perfect. Cost was a factor. being a german car everything for it was expensive. the cheapest real mod done to the car was the $220 diverter valve. but on the bright side with the tuning done and with reasonable driving I scored almost 35mpg and when running full force on 20psi of boost it got a reasonable 17mpg. and finally the fun factor...you could be in the worst mood possible and get in this car and as soon as you've started going your troubles are gone. whether you like cruising. drag racing, track racing, or even top end runs. this car is ready to impress.

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

Pros: it's damn near perfect.

Cons: upgrading performance and styling doesn't come cheap.

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Vw 4 Life. — Performance; Acceleration - Great! (6.5 sec 0-60 (turbo)) Braking - Nice big rotors and calipers are great! Handling - amazing! Build Quality - 4 outa 5 (tiny problems once in a while) Appearance - All the girls say ohhh :) ( head turner) Costs - Average 28-30 mpg Fun Factor - 11 out of 10!

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

Pros: Sexy and a turbo!

Cons: No reason to avoid this baby!

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Quick Stock 4cyl Turbo Car. — i wish it was awd and faster. lol need to upgrade the turbo, get upgraded hoses, upgrade the ecu, need an intake, injectors. i have turbo back 3inch all the way back withe a electronic xhaust cutout. i love VW

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: german tuning

Cons: sucks sitting in the back

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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI FWDReview
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A Fun Car To Have But A Lot To Work On — performance ig great on this car my acceleration is fast my breaking is hard and my handling is perfect for a FW drive car the car has not needed any repairs no squeaks or rattels...the interior is black on black and the exterior is gray on black no updated pic but rims are black the grill is black and the window are too..... gas mileage depends on the boost level but the car is fun to drive people turn head when u beat a 50k car it great lol i love this car .......

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

Pros: fast clean built strong

Cons: part are alot

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