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2003 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

2003 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

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


Review

Just got the 5 speed 03' right before
the 04's were coming out. Outfitted with
leather, esp, 17" wheels, and luxury
package. got it for 19,600 so i'm pretty
pleased. first time buying a new car,
but i found one of the last GTI's in
California, and called them up and said
19,600 - i'll buy it right now. guess
that works. no problems thus far, the
clutch took some breaking in, but its
smooth now. occasional rattle in the
car, hard to keep black interior clean,
but the car can move. make no mistake
about it, they say it can take any
gasoline, but only premium will make it
behave like a GTI. sunroof is great,
looking forward to driving it home after
work.


Best Features

whizz of the turbo, seats, seat heaters in the winter, the pickup on this thing is great. hatchback room with the seats down is like having a mini station wagon.


Worst Features

cup holders are more useless than my lap. car drives firm which is nice, but maybe too firm. if you're gonna block the stereo with the cupholder, give me stereo controls on the steering wheel!


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Damn and only four thousand of 'em
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By obvious
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2003 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 20th Anniversary Edition 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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AWESOME!! No other word will aptly describe this car. Pull up to the light and give everyone a fleeting glimpse before I accelerate ...


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Tne bunny.


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


Review

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
competition.
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.


Best Features

1.8T is an excellent powerplant for a car of this size. Torque. 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 sporty cars.


Worst Features

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 power. 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.


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Excellent Ride!
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By Victor Cortez
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2003 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 20th Anniversary Edition 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I love driving this car!


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GTI - Fun, Fun, Fun
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By wthomasoh
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2003 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

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.
Under 25k.
Good interior finish quality.

I LOVE this car!


Best Features

Very quick and fun to drive. The interior is put together like a car of a much higher price tag.


Worst Features

I really can't think of any. This is a great car for the money.


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