2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - What a fun car
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2003 Volkswagen GTI - Consumer Review

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

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What a fun car
By Michael E. on

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2003 Volkswagen GTI 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.

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Pure German refinement

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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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