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
I'm at 6,000 miles on my 2003 1.8t GTI and
so far it's been a great ride. Fuel ecomony is
good but does take a hit if you "drive" the
car. But it's worth the hit trust me. I get a
smile on my face every time I'm behind the
wheel. The 1.8t engine is suberb and
delivers plenty of power when needed. The
car handles like a dream especially on the
twisty roads here in New England. The
Monsoon sound system is sounds awesome
and delivers some serious bass for a factory
stereo. Over all it's everything I expected!!!!!!!
1.8t engine, the Monsoon Sound System,
the storage system for the back headrests
when the back seats are folded down,
power mirros, blowng by Hondas on the
road with a smile. The sound of the turbo
suckin in the air!!
Cup holders that don't turn off the stereo
when you hit a bump!!!! Other than that
The car drives and handles great if you
don't mind the stiffness in ride.
Enough interior room to seat someone
over six feet comfortably. Get up and
go is wonderful at any speed, along
with cornering at excessive speeds,
tail end doesn't get light and slide
all over. I have over nine thousand
miles on it with a trip over three
thousand miles and never got sick of
the car. I had the stereo replaced
because of a fault under warranty, but
other than that, nothing mechanically
wrong. Love the car and worth every
Exterior designs, Incredible braking
power, Fun six-speed, Light clutch and
pedals, Hugging seats, Handling!
Center arm rest, Shorter distance in
shifting-fifth gear seems far away from
the driver, Plastic levers on the front
seats for rear entrance seem cheap.
I had the Jetta 2.0L in 2000, then the
2001 4dr Golf 1.8T, and now thw 2003
Golf GTI 1.8T. The quality of these
cars in excellent. There are no other
cars in this class or price range that
have this kind of durability and safety.
My favorite feature is the engine. The
1.8T is a great engine. I tis very
smooth and gives a lot of power.
The front seats tend to make noise.I
have had this with all 3 VW's and it
seems to be par for the course. One
Improvement that stands out is that
they should have a 4dr GTI with the
1.8T and the 6cyl. I prefer a 4dr, but
the good engines are only offered in
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