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2003 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

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Don't buy the Turbo!!!
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By juiceol
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2003 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback VR6 2dr Hatchback (2.8L 6cyl 6M)


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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.


Favorite Features

Great leather interior, heated seats, and FAST FAST FAST.


Suggested Improvements

Monsoon stereo stinks big time. Invest in better speakers.


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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!


Favorite 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.


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

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.


Favorite Features

Pure German refinement


Suggested Improvements

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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Whoooosh! Fun car to drive!
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By Quepos
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2003 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 20th Anniversary Edition 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I have had the car for about a month and have liked it more and more with each passing day. Really has a lot of get up and go, leaves Civics, Minis and RSX's in the dust, which I drove. No question, this has the most responsive engine. The excellent fit and trim of the interior also sold me. The GTI interior looks like an expensive car. The hatchback design allowsevery day use flexibility. everyday use. It is fun to drive yet is versatile - the right size and weight for both fun and work.


Favorite Features

Responsive engine, sprtiness, interior fit and trim, sport wheels, adjustable front seats, sporty ride, 6speed manual, hatchback design, keyless entry, loaded with features, no rattles.


Suggested Improvements

Recaro seats need to be more comfortable.


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