• (5.0) 5 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,179$8,519
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 25-27
  • Engine: 180-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2003 Volkswagen GTI

2003 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

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Want a blast from the past? It's hard to believe it has been 20 years since Volkswagen first pulled the Rabbit GTI out of its hat. Back in 1983, there were no econo-hatchbacks that could burn up the road without burning too much unleaded. But what VW did was visionary, transforming its best-selling Rabbit into a hot hatchback, satisfying the needs of a nation in an oil crisis by crea... Read full review for the 2003 Volkswagen GTI

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Most fun You'll ever have in a car!

by Pugs from Chicago, il on May 12, 2011

I bought my GTI new and always did the routine maintenance. The coil went bad Around 40,000 miles VW replaced under warrantee. The drivers window came off the track but was easily fixed, a few other m... Read Full Review

3 Trim Levels Available

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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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