2002 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: Fun to drive

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


2002 GTI bought in Nov 01. Very excited
to get this car. Definately fun to
drive, 5 speed, 1.8T, sweeeet. 25000
miles on my Indigo Blue baby.
Irritating things: Can't keep Indigo
clean! Bird poop damages paint, cheap
rubber coating on interior door handles
peeling, rear speaker quit, center
console latch broke, louvre under
passenger headlight fell out, headlight
replaced, replaced each window
regulator at least three times, check
engine light four times. By now I've
owned the car 2 1/2 years and have had
it at the dealer at least 10 times for
problems above. All relatively minor
problems but what a pain in the keester.

Best Features

Car hauls ash! Still fun to drive. Sunroof. Reasonable gas mileage. Awesome looks. Despite all problems two different dealers fixed/refixed everything under warranty and were great overall.

Worst Features

Quality issues. Think I may have to go with a Japanese hybrid.
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