2003 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: '03 GTI 1.8T vs. ex'00 Jetta 1
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2003 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback - Consumer Review

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'03 GTI 1.8T vs. ex'00 Jetta 1.8T
By exJetta1.8Towner on

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2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

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Having sold my '00 Jetta 1.8T, I couldn't imagine what car would ever give me that same "whooosh" feeling for the same money. So with that in mind, I started the process looking for a new '03 Jetta 1.8T, having not yet driven a 1.8T GTI. Once round the block in the GTI and I was sold. With the 17" wheels/sport package, it handled so much better than my old Jetta. Slight roll, but way better. Huge improvement in the seat dept. The extra 30 HP doesn't hurt either. One of the main reasons I sold my Jetta was because the warranty was coming to an end...something I won't have to worry about for a while.

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Stiffer handling, better wheels, faster!!! Love the bigger dual exhaust pipes.

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Disappointed to learn that VW no longer offered free maintanence. Good trade off with the longer warranty.
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