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Volkswagen GTI 20th Anniversary Edition
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By c67302
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2003 Volkswagen GTI 20th Anniversary Edition 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

The 20th Anniversary GTI is a pleasure to drive on long trips. The seats are very adjustable. I don't get tired of driving it on short trips either. The only thing I wished it had is a center arm rest. The performance is fantastic in every way. It handles like it's on rails. It can easily out accelerate most cars on the road today. All this, and it still gets 30 mpg on the highway.


Best Features

The engine and 6 speed transmision work very well together. You would be hard pressed to find a nice match like this elsewhere.


Worst Features

Like I said earlier, the only thing that is missing is a center arm rest. I found that people have installed an arm rest from a different model. It still looks stock with these pieces installed also.


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Fun All Around Car
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By yellowrabbit
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2003 Volkswagen GTI 20th Anniversary Edition 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

The 2003 Volkswagen GTI is a great little car. I've had it for two years now and I still love it. The power is amazing for such a small car and the attention it draws is great.


Best Features

I like the appearance, power, and speed.


Worst Features

Impvove the drivability in the snow.


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Fun Volkswagen
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By ellis
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2003 Volkswagen GTI 20th Anniversary Edition 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

My 2003 Volkswagen GTI is very fun to drive. I enjoy the vehicle very much. It handles great. I love the 6-speed transmission.


Best Features

Body style


Worst Features

A little more power.


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


Review

The 2003 Volkswagen GTI is a very quick, very peppy car. It is absolutly a blast to drive and also a very reliable car. After I'm done with this one, I plan on buying another.


Best Features

The heated leather seats are a major plus in cold weather.


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2003 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Update - Don't buy a VW
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By Rob6r
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2003 Volkswagen GTI VR6 2dr Hatchback (2.8L 6cyl 6M)


Review

This car has given me more headaches than it is worth. My problems with it to date are as follows: 1-radio knob broke and fell off, headrests were missing upon delivery. 2-breaklights stopped working (dealer fixed) 3-front right wheel well fell out! 4-driver side seat was defective and replace 5-passenger seat was defective and replaced 6-on board computer display issues...dealer would not fix unless they saw it happening. 7-battery defective and replace at year two, 20,000 miles 8-dealer gave on computer display, replaced cluster with another yet another defective one 9-back for another gauge cluster... If you buy one, live close to the dealer, you'll be there a lot.


Best Features

This car is at least fast and fun to drive...at that point, positive comments must end.


Worst Features

Build in some quality will you! I have never had so many issues with one car. The gas mileage is no where near the stated 21 city 31 highway. It's more like 15 city, 25 highway. Train your dealers to keep appointments and promised times for warrenty work completion.


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