The car could be one of the best for a
small sporty cars. My car has been in
the shop 12 TIMES for ignition coil
problems and there has been little to
no satisfaction from Corporate.
This is my 4th VW and by far the one
with the most problems. The coils will
have you in the shop every couple
months and the service is terrible.
Quick, fast, enjoyable drive (when
working), able to make modifications.
FIX THE COILS / WINDOWS. Better
interior, some more bells. OH BY THE
WAY FIX THE COILS. Lastly FIX THE
I'm glad I forked over the extra cash
for the Vr6, it was well worth it.
Before purchasing this car i was
considering either a 1.8 rubo GTI or
getta gls and the civic Si. I am glad i
chose the VR6 GTI. Handling is superb
and there is nothing better than a
naturally powerful engine. No turbo lag
and ltos of torque puts the VR6 engine
in front of the 1.8 anyday.
I purchased my GTI in the summer of
'03. It's been great! It's reliable and
the build quality is strong. It's fun to
drive, yet practical. I'd still like a little
more power, but it's really all that I
need. Road noise was reduced
drastically and the ride was greatly
improved with the purchase of new
tires. I'd highly recommend this car.
Interior Design, handling, reliability.
I had to add a cd player to the
monsoon system. Tires are
expensive, but that's the price for
My ignition coil failed at 49,000
miles. This is unacceptable and I got
no support from customer service.
Apparently this is under recall on
other engines, but not mine. They were
a terrible organizaition to deal with.
The power windows failed 4 times, even
though they extended the warranty, it
was still a hassle to deal with. The
car in general has not worn well, I
want to sell it immediatly.
My 1.8T just turn 2 and it has been
fun. I usually buy a new car every 2-3
years because of the heavy mileage I
do. However, I think I'll keep this
little gem a little longer and maybe
do a few upgrades. I just don't think
I can part with it. It's fast, handles
great, and loves to go hard. You can't
beat this car up, it was meant for
I'm often in the drivers seat for
hours at a time a find the seating and
controls very comfortable. It has the
comfort of a much larger car, yet
The only negative was the window
problem others have experienced, but
my dealer fixed it right away. No
Acceleration, smoooooth engine - even
my passengers are impressed. Fun to