2000 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: VWs need some quality control

2000 Volkswagen GTI - Consumer Review

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GLX VR6 2dr Hatchback (2.8L V6 5-speed Manual)

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VWs need some quality control
By 1eire on


2000 Volkswagen GTI GLX VR6 2dr Hatchback


I took a trip from Texas to NY and was
impressed by the ride quality, the
effortless way the engine pulled the
car through mountains, and that I was
getting 30+ highway mpg during the
trip. In NY I stopped at a toll booth
and rolled down the window. The window
actually fell into the door and was
rattling around. I found a VW dealer
and they fixed it for free even though
it was barely out of warranty. Nice
but a window regulator shouldn't fail
after 24k miles. The passenger window
failed at 30k miles. VWs like the GTI
and Passat drive beautifully but are
also high priced for their categories
and the quality and reliability should
match the price. Unfortunately, that
is not happening.

Best Features

* Smooth and effortlessly powerful VR6 engine * High quality interior * Hatchback versatility

Worst Features

* Flimsy cupholders in dash * Both power window regulators have failed within 30K miles * Shifter could be improved * Handling is poor for a supposed "pocket rocket" * Having to remove the back seat headrests before folding down the seats
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