2003 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: Fun so far...

2003 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback - Consumer Review

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2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Put some real seats in the car; build
for 5'8" and under. With seat all the
way back, shifting/steering too far
away. Seats are rock hard and bolsters
are right angles to the seat bottom.
Some engineer is having a good laugh
over his cup holder design. Remote oil
filter would be nice, so you don’t have
to take the car apart to get at the oil
filter. No way not to spill oil out of
the filter when removing it. Armrest
is in the way. After working on the

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I know why the interior squeaks; the trim panels on the seats were put on so poorly, that half of their connections were broken off, imaging what I cant see! Needs Boost gauge, real fogs. Some turbo lag, but not to bad.
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