2003 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: German Quality

2003 Volkswagen GTI - Consumer Review

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1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)

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German Quality
By rzrbck1 on


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


I owned a '97 Jetta GLX-VR6 and was
very skeptical about the 1.8t GTI.
While it does not have the torque and
power of the 97 Jetta GLX-VR6, I am
please with the overall quality of
this vehicle. VW has made great
improvements in the fit and finish,
primarily in the interior. I test
drove, and was considering the Nissan
Sentra Spec-V, but the fit and finish
of the GTI brought me back to

Best Features

Quality, Fit, and Finish. Oh, and the fun factor is great too.

Worst Features

Improved Cup Holders. A trip home from the drive through requires 3 hands (1 to steer, 1 to shift, and 1 to make sure drinks dont spill). Otherwise, an Excellent Car.
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