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2005 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

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Volkswagen GTI Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 180 hp @ 5500 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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



My first car, and an

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

Being a lifelong Manhattanite, getting a car is really a luxury. I was really close to buying a MINI Cooper S, but after much research I went with the Volkswagen GTI. I'm a musician, so I needed a little extra room for cargo. With the GTI comapred to the Cooper I get better top-speed, equal acceleration, better performance, almost-as-good MPG, and 25 cubic feet more cargo space, for thousands less! I can't say enough about how much fun it is to drive. The '05's don't have the slick style that the '06's will, but I like this boxy little guy. It looks so unassuming and frumpy. But then you step on the gas, and it says, "See ya!" Fun, fun, fun.




All good

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

This is a Great little hatchback, the turbo is excellant, all of the controls are in good reach, and the seats are great. I have no complaints, after pulling the rear middle head reast out.




Much love here!!!

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

I can't tell you how much I am impressed with this car. It definitely feels like it has more power than it actually has, and the handling is amazing. Lots of mods are available. The inside has alot more room than expected (and this coming from a mom of 2). The seats actually fold up like a jeep's would, so it's quite easy to get in and out of the back. The monsoon radio is great. I'm very pleased with my purchase, and encourage to test drive this car. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.




Golf gti worth the money

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

This is my second VW in a very long driving career. The GTI is nearly as much fun to drive as my other german sports car. The performance from the 1.8T is surprising. The overall quality of the car is what one expects from a german auto. I travel extensively and rent almost every american and some japanese brands. The VW is superior to all of the american brands in comfort, and performance. I am not disappointed with my purchase.



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 27
  • highway
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