I have now had my gti for over a year
and this is one of the most fun cars I
have ever driven. Performance upgrades
such as a chip and intake will take
horsepower to 220 range and torque to
250 and gas milage is still at around
30 mpg. Its incredible. Simple
addition of 500 dollars in aftermarkets
and WRX's are in my rearview all day
long. They never see it coming.
God invented turbo lag to give V6's a
chance. The body screams sleeper car.
The readily available functional
aftermarket parts is insane. And I
have had not one problem with my car
since I have owned it. The car is
strong as an ox. Leg room for a 6'3
guy is a definte plus.
6 speed would be a nice addition as
well as a slightly more aggresive
stance and suspension. Minor gripes
overall though =)
It is a very comfortable car. Perfect performance,
the engine is fantastic. Very powerful and fun. The
car has very cool style and is fun to drive. The price
is excellent for what you get. It is a lot of a car with
a very affordable price. If you want a car with style,
power and afordability, this is the one for you.
Jorge M . Santaella (Chicago)
The engine is responsive. the wheels are stylish and
the seats are comfortable. The car is well prepared
to accomodate many people inside. It has a lot of
space for a 2-door car. The dash board is
beautiful in blue. The turbo is the best.
i gave it a low rating for performance because the
stock suspension completely dulls the handling that
this car is capable of. combined w/ the stock all-
season Michelins(even on the 17's), the car was a
torque-steering boat ride from hell not anywhere
near the same league of sharp-shooting zigzaggers
like the RSX and FocusSVT, though the 1.8Turbo
engine does perform well right out the box. the 5-
spd shifter is actually not bad but it could've helped
to have it a bit more refined. crisper and shorter
throws are 2 things it needs and a 6th gear
wouldn't hurt. to make a long story short, this car is
capable of so much more than what it offers in
excellent interior finish, seats are bolstered
perfectly for daily sporty driving. the stock 1.8T
motor performs very well
and w/ a few mods it is extremely quick. i spent
over 2 G's on mods but it was all worth it
6-spd standard on all GTI's would be a start. fully
independent rear suspension would help.
for God's sake some decent tires. the current stock
springs need to go. and all the rattles and squeaks
need to go. and call Jenny Craig. that's why i didn't
opt for the premium pkg w/ sunroof.