Last of the true GTI's. Nimble, Fast, and Handled like a GTI.. VW was able to also design this car with a comfortable, yet, communicative ride. These are the "just right" GTI's. Expect some issues. It is a VW. Not a Honda Civic. Electrical problems (rather minor, but annoying ones nevertheless). Also I have gone through 2 distributors in barely 35k miles. One had a defective seal, but Bosch didn't cover it. The seats are the nicest most comfortable I have, well, ever sat in stock in any car. REAL Recaros. I added a set of KW Coilovers & Neuspeed sways. and the pretty orig BBS wheels were too soft for USA roads, went with TSW 15". Handles+. Shift Kit, TT Exhaust. Grin, Repair, Repeat.
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Why the Golf and cars like it aren't
the best selling cars in the U.S. I
don't understand. You have the
practicality of a hatchback for
carrying stuff, you have the
performance of a hot rod for driving
pleasure and the comfort of a luxary
car (especially w/ the Recarro seats)
for the price these cars sell at, it's
pretty much a steal. I've got 160,000
miles on on with the original clutch
and it's still running like
gangbusters. Yes, you have to take care
of them. They're not for people who
don't know what a hood latch is. But,
the amount of car you get in one
package is awesome. It's worth taking
care of this vehicle.
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