2002 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: Excellent so far

2002 Volkswagen GTI - Consumer Review

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1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Excellent so far
By rcwired on


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


I've had my 2002 GTI just over 5 months
now and must say I'm impressed. The
only "problem" I have is the left tie
rod popping as descibed by Russell.
This car feels like a much more
expensive car. I owned an Infiniti G20
before the GTI and must say the VW
seems to be built just as well. We'll
see how the GTI holds up over time. My
G20 was still solid (no squeaks) after
125K miles. The power of the 1.8T
engine is unbelievable. It's nice not
to have to downshift to get in the
power range - just step on it and it

Best Features

heated seats/mirrors, one-touch windows, dial-a-sunroof, Monsoon sound system, cargo space, full-size spare, hopped-up civics in rear-view mirror

Worst Features

reduce significant turbo noise (wouldn't want to give up power though), lower ride height for even better cornering
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