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2002 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

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Vonderful
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By canacsgti
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2002 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

(17in wheels, moonroof, sports cloth)
Always wanted one, not disappointed.
Excellent performance and handling.

Makes for enjoyable commute and desire
to take the back (mountain) roads
to/from the office.


Best Features

T.U.R.B.O. Solid stance. Fun (really fun) to drive. Quality components. Styling.


Worst Features

Build Quality - too many times in the shop for known issues (windows, coils). Squeeks & Rattles - had dash pulled w/in first few weeks to fix rattle. Chassis not rigid enough - Apparently 2005 model will be considerably stiffer.


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GTI Rocks!
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By tx gti lover
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2002 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I love my GTI! I bought it for the
engine and hatchback and this car has
never disappointed me. It has so many
wonderful features and it's very user-
friendly. My experience with VW service
makes Mr. Goodwrench look like a hack.
And the roadside assistance is
outstanding! Rather than Joe's Haul-It,
you get AAA when you buy a VW. After a
year and a half, I'm still thrilled
with my GTI - all my car-buying money
will go to VW for as long as I buy cars.


Best Features

The style (interior & exterior), color (bright green), airbags, sunroof, full- size spare and sound system.


Worst Features

Don't change a thing!


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Best VW I have driven since 1978
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By cumming hutch
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2002 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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A,s a licensed driver for fifty years I
have owned and driven cars built by
GM,and Ford.I have rented late model
Chryslers and Buicks for vacations
(added space needed).There is no equal
with VW,s turbo I cannot see where they
could improve on.


Best Features

Acceleration,handling,safety,warranty,er gnomics and service


Worst Features

None!!!


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I love this car
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By jannette
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2002 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

I bought my car new and I am still
loving it today. I love the handeling
and performance. People stop me all
the time and ask me about it.


Best Features

Performance, fun to drive, very user friendly. I like how solid the vehicle feels.


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2002 GTI 1.8T
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By GTI_4ceFed4
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2002 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Car is very fun to drive, and has not
presented me with any major problems
what so ever. Engine is great to
modify, with an engine chip, manual
boost controller, diverter valve, and
exhaust the car is quicker than most
you'll see on the road. Plenty of
aftermarket syling and suspension
options as well.


Best Features

The engine (or more specifically, the acceleration of...), paint (I have Indigo Blue Pearl), seats, exterior syling, wheel options (I have the 17" Monte Carlos), and the enthusiast following VWs have.


Worst Features

Issues with window regulators and coil packs should never have happened, tranny grinds and is genrally noisy, fuel economy is sporadic and rarely that great (I get 19-24 MPG)


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