2004 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: Not Bad For a Box Car

2004 Volkswagen GTI - Consumer Review

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Not Bad For a Box Car
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2004 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


First, this car is a great travel car, the gas mileage is amazing! Performance and handling is great as long as you learn to get past the turbo lag (thank goodness for the 5-speed manual!). Interior could use some work. Plastic started popping apart at the 2 year mark and the seat does not accommodate heavier people which makes it uncomfortable to drive! It is not too bad with one child the way the front seats flip up and plenty of interior room! You can carry almost anything in this car and get there fast and for a factory radio it is great! I am not a big fan of box shaped cars but this one I have to say (since my hubby loved it) is not bad for a box car!

Best Features

Handling, safety, speed, performance aside from turbo lag, space, telescoping steering wheel (loved that when I was pregnant!). All around good car for the size and money!

Worst Features

Use a better plastic in the interior, fix the turbo lag, and make seats that fit bigger people!
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