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best VW ever
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By ALeu
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2003 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 20th Anniversary Edition 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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fun to drive, great 6-speed, best car ever


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vw gti 20th anniversary edition
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By scott1234
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2003 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 20th Anniversary Edition 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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This is one awesome car. I love it!


Best Features

Yellow, 6 speed manual, Turbo, Recaro seats, 18" rims, performance tires, and more.


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Bomb Diggity
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By Clay Miracle
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2003 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback VR6 2dr Hatchback (2.8L 6cyl 6M)


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This GTI is the funnest car I have driven in a long time. Compared to my last car, a 95 Neon, it beats the pants of that on.


Best Features

17 inch rims, sport suspension, and design of the whole car.


Worst Features

Hard to list anything, maybe a 12 inch sub in the trunk.


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What a fun car
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By Michael E.
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2003 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I just bought this car a couple days ago but here are my initial impressions. This car is a blast to drive. I got the 17" wheels that hug the earth tightly and turbo zooms away over 3000 RPM. At RPMs lower then 3000, you'll being waiting a second for that zoom feeling to kick in. I was originally going to get the RSX type S without even test-driving this sporty hatch. In comparison, the VW feels much a more richly refined and an elegant machine. Be careful reading the reviews since the new more powerful turbo engine just came out with the 2003 model year.


Best Features

Pure German refinement


Worst Features

The cup holder is above the stereo stressing nerves that a slight spill will cost hundreds. There is a VW accessory to put a cup holder in the armrest that Iíll be looking into shortly.


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First in a Series
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By Robr6
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2003 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback VR6 2dr Hatchback (2.8L 6cyl 6M)


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I'll update as the miles pile up, currenlty have 320. This is the first week I've owned the car. It's not broken in yet. Thus far it handles well, the brakes are great and the low end performance of the VR6 is very strong and very smooth. The Climate control also works well. I have been back to the dealer once to have the balance adjustment nob on the radio replaced and to pick up the center head rest for the rear seats, which was not included when the car was delivered. The dealer made good on both the day after delivery. So far the car is a blast to drive with no real problems.


Best Features

Blue interior lights. Torque of the V6.


Worst Features

Liven up the interior a bit more.


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