2004 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: Fantastic car despite some pro

2004 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback - Consumer Review

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Fantastic car despite some problems
By bradleyland on


2004 Volkswagen GTI VR6 2dr Hatchback (2.8L 6cyl 6M)


Since the day I drove my off the lot, I
have enjoyed every moment behind the
wheel. The ride is stiff enough to
provide a sporty feel, but doesn't
punish you over less than perfect roads.

I chose the VR6 because of it's smooth,
quite operation. The addition of two
cylinders goes a long way toward
smoothness. This is especially
noticeable when you start the car in the

My only complaint would be the fact that
I've had a few problems even though I
normally have very good "car luck", as I
call it. I still enjoy the car so much
that I don’t mind the fact that it’s
spent a total of maybe 5 days at the
dealer since I purchased it. I’d still
recommend this car highly!

Best Features

The smooth, powerful six cylinder engine is a plus. You simply can't buy a $23k car with the refinement of the GTI elsewhere. Only the Acura RSX comes close, but it has a four-cylinder engine.

Worst Features

Work the bugs out, BEFORE you sell the car. All of the troubles I've had were well documented with VW.
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