Having driven a 1997 Mits Eclipse GSX
(AWD, 210hp, Turbo) for 5 years, I was
a little skeptical about jumping to a
FWD, 200hp, 6-cyl car. At the
suggestion of a friend, I took the GTI
VR6 for a test drive and was pleasantly
surprised by the car's performance and
the total VW experience. It far
surpassed my experience with Mits,
Subaru, and Mini Cooper. After 5
months, I have few if any complaints
and the car gets more and more fun to
drive. Overall: Super fun drive, great
interior and exterior and overall great
package at a great value. My biggest
complaint with my Mits GSX was its
reliability and so far my GTI has been
Enjoy the smooth and quick 6-cyl
acceleration, the 6-speed performance,
and the quality materials and
construction of the interior and
exterior (with a couple of exceptions -
below). Nice full-featured,
performance Monsoon sound system.
The position of the cup holder in front
of the stereo sucks! The circular caps
on each side of the back ashtray
(middle console just in front of the
back seat) also need to be improved.
Both caps pop off quite easily as
people enter and exit the car.
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