Purchased car new at dealer outside my home state. I knew I wanted the GTI because I felt like it was a lot of car for the money with some great standard features. It was very hard to locate a VR6 at the time. Experience with the selling dealership was wonderful. However, future service issue experience with Maryland dealers was terrible. When the car runs well, it can be a lot of fun to drive. Problem areas include replacing 2 window regulators, replacing cat converter at 50K, rain sensors not working and poor quality door materials. As of now, I'd never purchase another VW again
Sunroof, comfortable seats, Monsoon stereo, lots of storage and room for a small car.
Fun to drive car with zippy handeling.
Not exactly a power hugry street beast
but a refined scalpal. Easily upgraded
for 50 more ponies all inside a little
chip. Cult like fallowing with
dedicated clubs and events. Oh, and a
magazine (euro tuner). VW service is a
little slow to respond but the car is
built well on the outside and under the
hood, Audi engineering.
Turbo, Heated seats, traction control,
moon roof, Auto windows, air bags
I'm glad I forked over the extra cash
for the Vr6, it was well worth it.
Before purchasing this car i was
considering either a 1.8 rubo GTI or
getta gls and the civic Si. I am glad i
chose the VR6 GTI. Handling is superb
and there is nothing better than a
naturally powerful engine. No turbo lag
and ltos of torque puts the VR6 engine
in front of the 1.8 anyday.
I purchased my GTI in the summer of
'03. It's been great! It's reliable and
the build quality is strong. It's fun to
drive, yet practical. I'd still like a little
more power, but it's really all that I
need. Road noise was reduced
drastically and the ride was greatly
improved with the purchase of new
tires. I'd highly recommend this car.
Interior Design, handling, reliability.
I had to add a cd player to the
monsoon system. Tires are
expensive, but that's the price for