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2002 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Reviews

4.4
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gti, cool

by from cali on April 25, 2012

the cup holders are in such a weird place, and cups fall out. but put your foot down on the gas and you will sink back in your seat, its amazing
the cup holders are in such a weird place, and cups fall out. but put your foot down on the gas and you will sink back in your seat, its amazing
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Uses car for Commuting

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Can't go wrong with a Volkswagen

by from Los Angeles CA on January 16, 2012

The Volkswagen GTI is a hot-hatch that provides sportiness yet saves money at the pump. With its 1.8 Turbo engine, it pumps out nearly 200 horsepower. The interior is well made with details that desce...
The Volkswagen GTI is a hot-hatch that provides sportiness yet saves money at the pump. With its 1.8 Turbo engine, it pumps out nearly 200 horsepower. The interior is well made with details that descend from German intellectuality like a cup holder that hides in the dash when you don't want it and pops out when you do. The looks of this car seem simple yet surprisingly astonishing when compared to other hatches of the same year.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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2002 VW GTI VR6

by from Portland on March 19, 2010

I bought this car used with 60K on it in 2006. It is a monster of a little vehicle. love it , love it. I have had no mechanical issue with it what so ever. The engine Pulls like a champ, with amazing ...
I bought this car used with 60K on it in 2006. It is a monster of a little vehicle. love it , love it. I have had no mechanical issue with it what so ever. The engine Pulls like a champ, with amazing torque. The suspension is sporty/stiff, so on long drives it can be not so gentle. The seat warmers and leather are nice =). If you are looking for Porsche-like driving experience at a fraction of the cost, then this is the car for you.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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The GTI

by from cHICAGO on June 1, 2006

I recently purchased a 2001 GTI and so far I love the cars performance! The cars handleing is a little sloppy, so if you are thinking about buying one the first thing you should upgrade is the suspens...
I recently purchased a 2001 GTI and so far I love the cars performance! The cars handleing is a little sloppy, so if you are thinking about buying one the first thing you should upgrade is the suspension.
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Overall - quite good

by from upper midwest on April 1, 2009

Have had this 2002 GTI just shy of two years. Purchased from a friend with records. Both in our 40's. Would be heistant if I didn't know the history of these machines especially if someone were to win...
Have had this 2002 GTI just shy of two years. Purchased from a friend with records. Both in our 40's. Would be heistant if I didn't know the history of these machines especially if someone were to wind them out in the redline too much. Over all, very fun to drive as a daily driver. Quick, snappy, tight and comfortable. Only gripes are.... 1) glove box handle fell off. Annoying. 2) seatbelt switch malfunctioned and turned off airbags. 1-800 vw of no help 3) the wiring to the coil packs shorted out. That was fun. Despite above - still fun.
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Most Reliable Car I've Owned

by from Northampton, PA on October 28, 2007

amazing car, buy it. i've owned this car for three months now and i have not had one complaint about it. amazing quality, amazing product. buy one for yourself and love it
amazing car, buy it. i've owned this car for three months now and i have not had one complaint about it. amazing quality, amazing product. buy one for yourself and love it
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Great little rocket!

by from Mountain View, CA on July 12, 2006

I've owned this car for over 4 years now and have never been disappointed with it's power or performance. From the first time I drove it, the amount of power and zip provided by the 4L 1.8T Turbo sho...
I've owned this car for over 4 years now and have never been disappointed with it's power or performance. From the first time I drove it, the amount of power and zip provided by the 4L 1.8T Turbo shocked me. I was hooked. This car is basically an Audi TT without the 4-wheel drive. Same chassis and same engine. Addition of the Luxury package (Monsoon stereo system and sunroof) and Winter package (heated seats and rearview mirrors) makes the car feel like an Audi. With a theft deterrent system and front and side airbags, this car is a safe version of a sup'd up go-cart. Only mechanical issue was a loose wire in the rear taillight that was draining the battery. After that was fixed, no problems.
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'02 GTI

by from Houston, TX on December 28, 2006

I have had the GTI 1.8T for little over four years now and I have no major complaints. The car has plenty under the hood but is no powerplant. It handles very well and I average roughly 32-34 mpg. One...
I have had the GTI 1.8T for little over four years now and I have no major complaints. The car has plenty under the hood but is no powerplant. It handles very well and I average roughly 32-34 mpg. One of the headlights keeps going out no matter how many times I replace it and it has had some other minor electrical issues. Also, the plastic coat on the driver and passenger doors (interior) wore off and is starting to look a little cheap. However, the car is very reliable and drives very nicely, particularly in the city. I would recommend this vehicle to people who are looking for an economical sports car with german engineering and reliability.
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gti vw

by from fort worth, tx on May 23, 2006

i recently purchased a vw gti in August of 2005 and ever since then i have had no problems on the overall car itself. i floored it with the turbo screaming quite a few times and occasionaly drive like...
i recently purchased a vw gti in August of 2005 and ever since then i have had no problems on the overall car itself. i floored it with the turbo screaming quite a few times and occasionaly drive like an old lady but overall the car is better built with quality than the 350z nissan i had previousely though cheaper yet easy to maintaine.
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