I've had the car for 4 yrs now. got it
used with 20k on it. always fun to
drive. I like the feel of the car. feel
like driving a real car. Only thing I
dont like is the spares are expensive.
Always dependable, no major problems, I
can take the car anywhere without
thinking about whats going to happen to
like the feel, prefect power assisted
steering to make you feel like driving
a sports car. overall after 4 yrs, i am
still not tired of driving. feel like
getting a kick everytime i take it
more power will be nice. nothing much i
could say but enjoy it...
I have had this car for a little over
three years and I have put close to 70K
on it since then. I had to get a new
cat back exhaust around 50K. The only
thing since then was a timing belt,
tune up, and wheel bearings at 112K.
My latest problem and the biggest so
far is that my reverse is totally shot!
I can't complain too much about the car
I have been pretty rough with it over
the past three years and it has held up
pretty good. I just wish it had more
Handling, german/styling and
engineering, fun and compact!
Needs more power.
The front cupholders are pathedic.
The rubber door moldings are mounted
with inferior adhesive. Stock radio
should have more power. Doors like to
close on you. The door locks and hatch
lock like to freeze and jam up. The
alarm system is a little unstable.
This is my second GTI, after 92 GTI
16v. Compared to old GTI this one is
much better in every way, except that
is's heavier. The VR6 is still very fun
to drive and stealthy looking as
always - attracting no attention so
fast driving is still possible. I have
no mechanical problems to report. Do
get 16" wheels and tires and better
suspension - this car needs firmer
suspension - everything else on it is
VR6 engine is great, lots of torque and
power and likes to spin too. With more
open exaust the engine sounds are racy.
I also like hatchback's practicality
and utter invisibility vs. say Corvette
and your local cops.
As mentioned before do budget for
firmer suspension and bigger wheels.
The car is great to drive, the
handling is great. The biggest
complaint I have with the VWs is the
electrical. This is my third VW and
everyone of them has had electrical
problems, nothing that's to
troulesome, just annoying. The rear
wiper is flimsy, the side molding came
off, again just annoying. Also, like
other VWs with abs brakes mine has
malfunctioned. Would I recommend the
vehicle, easily 'yes'.
VW has to work on the known problems
and fix them, such as ABS brakes, and