An awesome back-to basics, true GTI.
Works as weekend autocross track day
car (have set several FTD's over cars
with nearly twice the HP), babyhauler
(pretty roomy ofr it exterior size),
and everday commuter. Comfy seat,
decent mileage. Incredible brakes,
excellent handling, very good power
(extremely flexible motor). A ball to
9000 miles, not a single problem.
This special edition is powerful, and
extremely fun to drive. This is how all
of those people who modify their
cars wish their end result was half
as nice as this. This car is well
designed. It makes you feel as
though you own/drive a more
expensive car. The euro design is
very refreshing, considering all of the
poor taste -japanese cars out there
Brakes from the Audi TT.
18" BBS Lightweight wheels.
Michelin Pilot Sport Tires.
Add a Short throw shifter.
Pour in some Mobil 1 5w40 after 4k
I'm very satisfied about my GTI 1.8T
2002! Fun to drive, but too much rattle
sound who comes from averywhere!.... I
think volks should think to upgrade HP
in his 1.8T to 225hp minimum! (in
competition with subaru 2.5 RS)... The
thing i more like in my GTI 1.8T is
high torque when you push it'em over
5500 RPM!!! Whatta feeling!!
TURBO!...:) Sport seat, precison or the
shifter, heated seat, heated mirror ASL
system (great in sport driving to keep
I purchased my GTI new just over a
year ago and was extremely happy with
it for about 3 months and then I
started getting rattles in the dash
that the dealer has been unable to get
fix, their attitude is, what did you
expect... and now I am getting more
rattles in the door panels. The
quality just isn't what it should be.
This is my 5th VW, but unfortunately
it will be my last.
VW must improve quality if they expect
to move up market.
This is the first car I ever purchased.
I am a first year college student, so
the 19 grand I dropped on my new GTI was
a lot. I loved it until everything
started to go wrong. I have had water
in my brake lines (which froze so I
could not stop or shift), a broken fuel
pump, broken ABS module, broken window
mechanism, broken clutch cable, broken
dome light switch, and a problem with
the door locks. I will never buy
another VW unless the company restores
my faith in a serious way.
The acceleration and the shifting
(untilI had problems with the clutch)
Please, Volkswagen, I bought this car
for quality... get some.