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2002 Volkswagen GTI

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Finally a fun GTI again............
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By daequitz
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2002 Volkswagen GTI 337 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Never thought I'd own a 4 cylinder, but
the stock 1.8T has every bit as much
grunt as my VR6. This is my daily
driver now. And with an upgraded
performance chip - even more power on
tap! Great brakes, gearing, seats,
awesome wheels/tires, and suspension is
just right. Bottom line, big bang for
the buck. If you're looking for more
bells and whistles, buy another model.
This is akin to a drivers car.


Best Features

Brakes, wheels, brakes, six-speed, brakes, seats, brakes, tires, suspension, did I mention brakes??


Worst Features

LDS (limited slip differential)


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fun to drive but will it last ?
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By bingo baggins
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2002 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Okay, the car is a blast to drive, city or
highway. Say goodbye to the
Eclipses, will stay with the WRX.
Even smoked an older Porsche.
Transmission sucks, soft in the
corners. Has been to the dealer for
the defective ignition coil thang and a
squeaky door. Good for trips to
Home Depot as well as a jaunt down
the Seward highway. Great in the
snow and ice, I just hope this thing
can hold up until I get it paid off !


Best Features

Sunroof, Torquey, Low-Key, have kept it stock because it's already easy enough to get a speeding ticket in this thing.


Worst Features

Questionable craftsmanship, will this hold up ? Although I don't exactly pound this thing, it seems like it needs special treatment. In Alaska, go with the WRX, altough kind of cheapish, they seem to hold up better than some of the 3-4 year old Golf's I see around.


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Reliability
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By aliaso
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2002 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Reliability
3 brake repairs
now engine malfunctioning (possibly
coil pack)
trim rattles
WJ ABS recall
windows regulation intermediate problem
avoid VW if need car everyday


Worst Features

use better quality parts pls , lousy VW , value is like 2/3 wht they try to charge


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337
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By rugby
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2002 Volkswagen GTI 337 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

this is the best volkswagen ever built.
i just bought a 2002 gti 337 and this
car is great.


Best Features

my feature is the 6 speed manual trans.


Worst Features

more horse power, i felt that they should of put a vr6 than a 1.8t.


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Kick *ss FUN
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By tyster
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2002 Volkswagen GTI 337 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I trully love my 337. I've never had a
car that was fun to drive; this one
is. Very fun to pick up a friend and
jump on the road. Curves are the best.

Did have one problem; an ignition coil
went out. The AAA roadside service
towed it 15 miles to Pasadena and I got
a loaner for the day. They fixed it at
no expense, so I was happy. They did
say that there was a bad batch of
ignition coils, so it might happen
again.


Best Features

18 18" wheeles, Ricarro seats.


Worst Features

Move the cup holder so you can see the radio when it's open!!! Btw, the dealer told me it's in that lame position because it's a US add on. Guess the Europeans don't drink lattes...


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