(5.0) 2 reviews
MSRP: $1,913$10,129
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 24-27
Engine: 115-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2000 Volkswagen GTI

Our Take on the 2000 Volkswagen GTI

Our Take

The Golf and sporty GTI hatchbacks were redesigned during the 1999 model year, so this year's changes are minor. All models have a new theft-deterrent system that immobilizes the engine unless it recognizes an ignition key with the proper electronic code.Both the Golf and the GTI models use... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

My pumpkin remained a chariot long past midnight. It was the 2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8T, a bubble-backed hatchback with glowing "tropic orange" paint. Its color was so ugly, I was tempted to leave the car parked all week long. It was a spiked-hair, industrial rock automobile. I'm a curly-haired baby boomer who loves Gladys Knight. Resolution came via curiosity. Even when ... Read full review for the 2000 Volkswagen GTI

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Little rocket

by Sargeface! from Montreal on May 3, 2010

With a few relatively cheap modifications, attaining 200+ hp is easy. Quick acceleration and great handling make this car a blast to drive. Bought it used, but I knew the car was pampered. I've had to... Read Full Review

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A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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