2002 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: Love It!!!

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

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Love It!!!
By InigoCO on


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


This is my second GTI in 2 years. I
bought an '01 VR6 GTI and loved it, but
I found a great deal on an '02 GTI
1.8T. This car gives up nothing in the
way of performance to the VR6. I
noticed the VR^ had more low-end grunt,
but all it ever did for me was spin the
tires. The 1.8T just goes. On the
Highway at about 75-80 MPH, just hit
the gas in 5th and off you go, no need
to downshift. This thing just pulls
all the way to nearly 140 MPH. I plan
to do some mods int he future, but for
now, I'm happy with the power I've got
and so should everyone else who buys

Best Features

Interior lighting colors, everyone loves them. Stereo sounds great, Bose not necessary, but it would be a step up in brand quality. Did the TSB on the stereo to switch the wires and it sounds better now. Turbo is a great addition to the GTI line-up.

Worst Features

Cupholder. It is a bit annoying when I use it and want to change stations, but honestly I don't use it all the time so it's all good. That's all I could think of, I haven't had any problems with the vehicle yet. All it ever needs is oil changes and a little speed now and then.
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