This car has the right blend of
practicality and performance. Wanted a
car that will make my daily commute fun
and confortable and so far has
delivered all that flawlessly. Surely a
BMW would be better but costs 10-15
grand more. While japanese cars have
their own advantages, VW is more
refined, and, if looking at
quality/price ratio, VW tops its
I hope that VW is working to bring up
the plants in Brazil and Mexico to its
German counterparts standards as the
quality issues still affect Golfs and
especially Jettas available in America.
1.8T is an excellent powerplant for a
car of this size.
Interior fit and finish.
Germanic driving feel.
Hatchback design, also offered by Civic
Si and Focus SVT, is more practical
than the coupe styling of the other
Seats, front and back, are less
comfortable than Civics and Corollas.
Stick is stiff, I miss my Civic's stick
feel now that I have the torque and
4 door needed for GTI or a 1.8T sporty
Golf version, this is not a baby
friendly car at all.
Regular fuel for 1.8T.
I bought the GTI because I was tired of
driving around in large vehicles and it
was the only car I found that fulfilled
all of my requirements:
Fun, zippy car to drive.
Room for running kids to school.
Room for tools in back.
Practical for all year use.
Good interior finish quality.
I LOVE this car!
Very quick and fun to drive. The
interior is put together like a car of
a much higher price tag.
I really can't think of any. This is a
great car for the money.
I love my new GTI VR6 if the
gas/mileage wasnt such a big factor i
would drive it everywhere, all the
time. the car drives sooo smooth and
at 10,000 miles already after 8 months
and still nothing wrong with the car.
the car comes with everything you could
ask for in a sporty vehicle. i love it
i know u will too.
love the sunroof control. the windows
up and down key control from outside
driver door is a great feature for
those hot beach days when u want to
roll those windows down and get the
heat out. also if u forget to close
your sunroof all u have to do is insert
the key and turn.
love the Monsoon system but there right
it does need more bass. also why
should i have to go to a carshop for
foglights? the clips in the armrest
very cheap i have 3 friends with a
golf, jetta and gti. all broken
I traded in a 2001 Jetta 1.8T for a GTI
VR6 no comparison!!The torque and power
of the VR6 is just incredible. The car
feels much bigger than it is. The
GRUNTTT from the VR6 at around 3000 rpm
is wonderfull. This is my 7th VW and
they just keep getting better. NEVER a
lack of power like the Turbo.
Great leather interior, heated seats,
and FAST FAST FAST.
Monsoon stereo stinks big time. Invest
in better speakers.
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