2005 GTI

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2005 Volkswagen GTI

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4.8 out of 5 stars

4.8

6 Reviews
2005 Volkswagen GTI
4.2 out of 5 starsComfort
4.8 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
4.7 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4.8 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4.5 out of 5 starsReliability
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5 out of 5 stars

Best little pocket rocket ever!

by Chad from Rexburg, Idaho on December 4, 2012

This little car has been the 2nd german car that I have owned along with a 93 7series bmw, german cars are definatly the best on the market and have real quality. At 16 years old this car is the right way to go. It is extremely snappy and the smallest speed demon other than a supercharged Mini. Well worth the money and time spent with it and will stick with a GTI for a long time. Living in Idaho a pocket rocket is not the smartest car to have but if you know how to drive reasonably and can control yourself haha.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsReliability

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

It's alot of fun and car for the money

by My first German Car... and I LOVE it! from St. Louis on May 14, 2007

Surprisingly, have had minor quality issues (i.e. door leaks rainwater, rearwindow washer unit needed replacing twice) but overall it has a quality interior finish, tight handling and the feel of more expensive German engineered cars. While a little slow for a tourbo/sports model in first gear... this car is a rocket on the highway accelerating from 50 to 100+ very quick... and extremely stable at high speeds. Gas mileage is not so great... but that's probably just a personal experience due to my own personal driving habits.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
2 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsReliability

Purchased a New car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Great little car with zoom zoom better than Mazda

by RED GTI from Chicago, IL on September 18, 2011

Bought second hand 18 months ago with 34K miles. Have put another 10K on it, virtually trouble free. 1.8T with 5 speed manual. Shifting is crisp, handling very stable. Monsoon sound system as good as it gets as a standard mfg install. Accelerating once you get to 2500 RPM is great, especially when turbo kicks in. Front seats very comfortable and controls logically placed. Back seats really tight, but that is not relevant since I don't carry passengers often. Gas mileage running 31/32 highway, 25 city which is close to advertised (and I only put mid-grade fuel in the tank).

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsReliability

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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Best Car..!

by Junior from Allentown, PA on April 5, 2010

The GTI is one of the best first cars for young teenagers. This car is very reliable, has great performance, & looks great. Probably my favorite car. ;D

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsReliability

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

most fun to drive

by charlie AZ from Bullhead City on August 14, 2017

most fun to drive and this car is for all ages. I am 64 years old and like gti better than any car that i have ownedThis is not my first vw . Been driveing vw for on and off 40 years

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsReliability

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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Last of the MKIV GTIs

by Plankton from Atlanta, GA on August 10, 2018

You know you'll miss it for its boxy utilitarianism, the firm comfort of the bucket seats, the huge panoramic views from the gigantic windows, the massive amount of cargo room with the seats down, and of course the incognito good looks of a stealth speed demon, as the MKVs and on branded with a cute little bunny rabbit called "Fast." The MKIVs are a fading memory but if you've ever had the chance to own one, you'll know how much fun they are to drive. One of the most fun cars for the average guy to ever be built. Your wife never knew your commute every day was like driving on Team VW Motorsport. Don't worry I won't tell her.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsReliability

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Does recommend this car!!

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