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My Gti 20th
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By Matt M
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2003 Volkswagen GTI 20th Anniversary Edition 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

My Gti 20th is an excellent car. I
picked up it from the dealership and
did nothing but enjoy my new Gti. It is
built great, fast, fun, and most
important, affordable !


Best Features

Turbo, 6-Speed, Wheels, Interior.


Worst Features

None.


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Refined sport coupe
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By gti238
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2003 Volkswagen GTI 20th Anniversary Edition 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Since day one I've been overjoyed in
owning 238/4000 of these truly
enjoyable cars. It drives smooth even
in triple digit speeds. Easy
upgradibility for someone wanting more
power, and more then enough get up and
go for someone just needing passing
power. One trip down a windy road and
you realize what this car is really all
about.
All in all nothing else in this price
range compares. The srt-4 may have more
power, but hardly any refinement, the
acura rsx just isnt at par either in my
opinion. As far as a civic or focus...
yea right.


Best Features

Stylish, more then just a spunky motor, its aggressive. Very easy to drive and it's hard to drive anything else afterwards. Great sound system that really doesnt need to be upgraded. You get alot of thumbs up and meet alot of interesting people.


Worst Features

Same old K03 turbo complaint, it just stops giving power in higher rpm. Other then that, maybe no speed governor would be nice(it cuts off at 130 for me though I read 137)


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Love this car!!!
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By abadgti
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2003 Volkswagen GTI 20th Anniversary Edition 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Have always wanted a GTI and when I
saw the 20th I knew I had to have it.
I have had a alot of car in my life
and this is the only one I have
thought about keeping forever. This
car has everything I want in a car
from the interior to the engine. Two
thumbs up.


Best Features

Suspension, wheels, engine, Recaro seats, 6 speed transmisson, 18" wheels, EVERYTHING!!!


Worst Features

More power from the factory, instead of going out any buying a chip.


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I Love this car
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By Bull1212
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2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

There is nothing i dont like about this
car. With the exception of poor stock
suspension, the 1.8 is the best car i
have ever owned. the engine has so much
pep and with a few bolt ons, can become
a really high powered tuner car.


Worst Features

SUSPENSION, SUSPENSION, SUSPENSION. Otherwise, thats it.


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2 hot, 2 fun, 2 fast
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By Hayabusa
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2003 Volkswagen GTI VR6 2dr Hatchback (2.8L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I juss got my 2003 GTI VR6 at last
tuesday, which was August, 8th. This
little machine is extremely fast and
with composure. I'm having break-in
period up to 1,000 miles, so I mostly
shift up at 2000~3000 rpm. On my
research, I considered ACURA RSX TYPE-
S, HYUNDAI TIBURON GT V6, MITSUBISHI
ECLIPSE GT, and of course VOLKSWAGEN
GTI VR6. I'm very picky about cars.
After all I chose GTI VR6, and I'm
99.9% satisfying with my decision. I
had pretty great deal on my GTI,
because of season(end of 2003) and
EDMUNDS.COM's TMV pricing. It helped
a lot. My buddy also bought 2003 GTI
VR6 before I was. I'm very proud of my
GTI VR6.


Best Features

German engineering, VR6 engine, 6speed manual transmission, 17" wheels/big enough tires, Indigo Blue color, great torque/performance, European style, improved cup holders, great sports leather seat, heating seats, ESP, use of AUDI parts


Worst Features

assemble the vehicle at Germany or here, HID headlights, projection fog lamps, in-dash CD changer, better gas mileage, turbocharged VR6 engine, 4 motion


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