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Volkswagen GTI Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Volkswagen GTI

  • The GTI may have introduced the idea of budget performance, but its aging design has been surpassed by a number of cheaper and faster competitors.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Fun to drive, reasonably priced, lots of standard equipment, premium cabin materials, utility of hatchback design, available six-speed manual.

  • Cons

    More expensive and slower than many of its peers.

  • What's New for 2005

    With an all-new GTI on the way next year, there are no changes to the current platform for 2005.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
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  • 27
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Pricey

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Vehicle: 2005 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

Bought my Gti off a lease,was happy with it.But when my timing belt went at 70,000.Not happy with that.Spent to much money on it.




I get excited everytime i

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Vehicle: 2005 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

This car is my love. I don't like how these cars look stock though. there kinda boxy and awkward. So i lowered mine and its the most amazing thing ever i get so many looks. At first i got it with 60k miles and it needed alot of maintenance like timing belt and ignition coils. Timing belt was $1000 at dealer so i took somewhere else for $500. Beware, the dealer is expensive. I either fix stuff myself or take somewhere else. It is a reliable car if you treat it good. If you always rag on the car itll rag on your wallet. Its fast too, i wont ever sell mine, in fact when the engine goes i will swap another 1.8t into it i love it that much. Hope you like yours just as much as i do.



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2005 gti 1.8 turbo

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Vehicle: 2005 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

I purchased this vehicle after owning a 1999 Honda Civic. What a difference! I love my new car. The turbo sounds awesome. I was going to get another civic hatchback but might as well get a hatch that comes stock at 180 hp. I recommend putting an exhaust on it, it handles much better and sounds 100 times cooler. The sound of a stock GTI wasn't appealing so I got a Megan Racing cat back exhaust. I have a check engine light on all the time though and nothing is actually wrong with my car. The cruise control also doesn't work. hopefully everyone else was lucky and managed to keep theirs going.




I look fly in my

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Vehicle: 2005 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

I love my GTI its 5-manual love the way the turbo hits approx. 50 mpg to 80 and stops on a dime has the comfort as a 2006 lexus, I personally have two vehicles my other is ESCAPE 5- manual my GTI cannot compare to my other, I drive my GTI more than my escape. It's the way the onlookers around look at me flying in my ride.




Excellent performance

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Vehicle: 2005 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

I realized that I was going to purchase this car about 5 minutes after test driving it new from the dealer. After my typical painstakingly analytical comparisons of the GTI against its competitors, it boiled down to one simple emotion - the GTI was a blast to drive! That factor, and exceptional build quality convinced me to purchase the car. I've had the car for about 2 1/2 years and have absolutely no regrets!



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Gti is great but..

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Vehicle: 2005 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

I love my GTi it's a great car, but I don't like how it only about gives 27 mpg. You would think that a small hatch back would way less then 3000 pounds and save pretty good gas. I understand that is turbo and it's cool. I think they should at least have tried to make it a 30 mpg. I haven't so far experienced any problems other technical problems with the car but I think It is a pain to have to fill up the gas with premium. Especially the price on gas right now.



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Full 2005 Volkswagen GTI Review

What's New for 2005

With an all-new GTI on the way next year, there are no changes to the current platform for 2005.

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Talk About The 2005 GTI

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rimvydas
rimvydas
11-17-2005
I just leased my 2005 GTI 1.8T from Circle Imports in Long Beach, CA. Mine was one of 2 GTIs on the lot, and all are now gone. Try Pasadena Volkswagen which has the largest inventory left (25 cars i...


goose
goose
05-02-2008
Woot, I just traded in my 2006 Honda EX coupe automatic :surprise: for a red 2008 GTI auto....


nmrt
nmrt
05-02-2006
hi. i recently purchased a new 2005 1.8T gti 5-speed. i know that gti's were known to have coil pack faliures in the earlier models. i was curious to find out whether vw replaced these problematic coi...



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