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By johannes356
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2004 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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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.


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

6 speed would be a nice addition as well as a slightly more aggresive stance and suspension. Minor gripes overall though =)


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great car
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By phosphoirs
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2004 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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great car i love it, i used to own a 90
mustang 5.0 and i love this car way
more, beter handleng better looks
better all around car im so happy with
this ride i cant be more
happy




travis


Best Features

power


Worst Features

none


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The best fun car
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By Jorge Santaella
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2004 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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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)


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

20 more horse power in the engine.


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The most underrated hatchback today.
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By GrayRayT
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2004 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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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
stock form.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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.


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good one
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By driverone
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2004 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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good one for everything


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everything


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