2002 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: The Coil Pack Story

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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The Coil Pack Story
By popecomazombie on


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


If you're looking to buy a Gti, or any
VW or Audi with the 1.8t or VR6
motor, then read on. Perhaps by
now you've heard about VW's little
problem with their ignition coilpacks.
Long story short, they used a third
party manufacturer and got burned.
Inferior parts, a HOWLING VW
customer base, and not enough of
them to fix the cars that are already
out there. Beware, 9k on mine, in the
shop 3x now, once for brake recall,
once for alarm going off mysteriously
at 3:00 am, and now once for 1 of 4
coilpacks. I wonder when the three
other little ticking time bombs are
going to go off ? For more info, go to
the forums at www.vwvortex.com

Best Features

Fun to drive, stock will out run most others, has trouble with the WRX and muscle.

Worst Features

Stiffer suspension, tighter tranny
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