2003 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: Fun to drive, a pain to mainta

2003 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback - Consumer Review

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Fun to drive, a pain to maintain
By GTI703 on


2003 Volkswagen GTI VR6 2dr Hatchback (2.8L 6cyl 6M)


It is fun and easy to drive in
heavy DC traffic or on roadtrips. The
car is very stable on the highway and
it plows through winter weather. The
biggest problem is the reliability and
build quality which is horrible.

The car squeaks and rattles like a '72
AMC Gremlin. The fuel system is a

My car has had constant prolems with
fuel delivery. It was in the shop for
nearly 3 weeks right after I bought it.

When starting up, The gas revs and
then the car stalls out. You have to
pump the gas to keep it running
The window regulator failed . It is
under warranty but the dealer hasn't
had one in for a month. .

Best Features

Easy to drive comfy seats fun to drive hatchback is very handy

Worst Features

less body lean in hard turns new cup holders new design for climate control maybe power seats and HID avail. BETTER QUALITY AND RELIABILITY NEEDED
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