2002 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: fun to drive but will it last

2002 Volkswagen GTI - Consumer Review

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1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)

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fun to drive but will it last ?
By bingo baggins on


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


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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