2002 Volkswagen GTI 1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - The Coil Pack Story
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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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The Coil Pack Story
By popecomazombie on

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

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If you're looking to buy a Gti, or any VW or Audi with the 1.8t or VR6 motor, then read on. Perhaps by now you've heard about VW's little problem with their ignition coilpacks. Long story short, they used a third party manufacturer and got burned. Inferior parts, a HOWLING VW customer base, and not enough of them to fix the cars that are already out there. Beware, 9k on mine, in the shop 3x now, once for brake recall, once for alarm going off mysteriously at 3:00 am, and now once for 1 of 4 coilpacks. I wonder when the three other little ticking time bombs are going to go off ? For more info, go to the forums at www.vwvortex.com

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Fun to drive, stock will out run most others, has trouble with the WRX and muscle.

Suggested Improvements

Stiffer suspension, tighter tranny
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