Last car was 02 GT Mustang... was total
loss in accident after only 9K miles...
GTI was always interesting to me. (On
the short list when I bought the stang)
I've had this car for a couple of
months and it is truly incredible.
Build is great, performance is great.
Love the 1.8t though wonder if VR6
would have been better choice for me...
I love the tourque more than the speed.
Anyway, love my 03 GTI and would
reccommend to anyone. Despite the fact
that this car has endeared itself to
me, I do believe I will be replacing it
with a Golf R32 in '04... that car has
potential to be incredible!
The 1.8t engine is surprisingly quick.
It doesn't have the same 'slammer'
feeling I had with the 'stang, but it
is comparably as quick and so much
smoother. I love both cars and they
both perform well. It's a
toss-up. the GTI is more refined but a
bit 'squirrely' compared to the GT.
There isn't much VW could do to improve
on the 03 GTI. The shifter is a bit
vague and the clutch
feels a bit soft. You can't 'slam'
through the gearbox in this car and I
miss that! The mustang and GTI are very
different, yet they both satisfy my
desire for performance from a vehicle.