2002 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: Great car, fun, and stylish

2002 Volkswagen GTI - Consumer Review

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

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Great car, fun, and stylish
By AdamBlayton on


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


Bought it after comparing with Mini
Cooper, Ford Focus SVT, and Toyota
Matrix. Wife wanted 4 door stylish car,
(if there is such a thing) I wanted 2
door toy that she would drive when I
wasn't. Very impressed with interior
design, VW is great with that. Leather
is definately a requirement, cloth felt
like sitting on wool, very harsh.
Sunroof quiet all the time, and
definately need 17" - everyone says
they never have seen the brakes on a
car before they saw my 17"s 1.8T engine
is a big sluggish off start, should get
better with more miles. 5sp is a blast
to drive, turbo engine puts you back in
seat at about 1800rpm when
accelerating, gotta get used to that..

Best Features

Excellent design on interior, lots of hatchback space, good warranty and a very fun sports car. Good back seat entry, ingenious seat/slide design

Worst Features

Bit on the expensive side, compared to Focus SVT with same options, but it is a German car. Bit more power on acceleration perhaps, but that is where the aftermarket comes into play. Also do something with the taillights. Make them like the passat or more stylish
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