2003 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: Watch for the LEMONs...

2003 Volkswagen GTI - Consumer Review

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VR6 2dr Hatchback (2.8L V6 6-speed Manual)

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Watch for the LEMONs...
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2003 Volkswagen GTI VR6 2dr Hatchback (2.8L 6cyl 6M)


To be honest, I have mixed feelings
about the car. It's great fun to
drive, but, today, I ended my lease on
the car; it was in the shop 36 days
from Sept 18th, 2002 to March 18th,
2003!!! I am going to the much more
reliable TDI 1.9L Golf. I hope I am
making the right choice. Oh, and for
those of you looking to buy a GTI,
beware! My car insurance TRIPLED after
getting the GTI (I had a Mazda 626
before the GTI and I have a completely
clean record!!!)

Best Features

Fun to drive, great handling, VR6 has more than enough power.

Worst Features

RELIABLITY!!! Pieces of the transmission needed replacing after 3 weeks! Ignition coils went out TWICE. Cupholders SUCK (as has been duly noted). Cupholders stuck inside dash. My speedometer stopped working occassionally. Gas mileage blows.
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