2002 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: The GTI 337 Experience

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337 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)

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The GTI 337 Experience
By bjrieder on


2002 Volkswagen GTI 337 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Dreyer & Reinbold was the only
area dealership not charging a $1-2K
gouge fee. Jason, my salesman, actually
knew as much as I did about this very
limited 25th European Anniversary
Edition (1 of 3 delivered to Indy
dealerships). Followup service has been
outstanding. The driving experience has
been equally impressive. Despite the
draw-back of turbo lag, the car's
overall performance overshadows in
every way that of my '94 300ZX NA. "Car
nut" friends who drive it expecting to
be underwhelmed by this small-engined
VW, come back w/ huge grins,
proclaiming it to be one of the most
exciting and impressive cars they've

Best Features

18" BBS wheels w/ Michelin Pilot Sports offer incredible handling and comfortable ride; fantastic brakes; lowered suspension; unique Votex body kit; Recaro seats; unique 6-speed easily matching Honda's; and intuitively precise steering.

Worst Features

1. Offer the easily programmed-in 220 hp available w/ this drivetrain. 2. Add a lightweight center console for improved interior storage and better relocation of the cupholders.
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