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GTI18t great car by jagee80 on 02/16/2006. Trim: 2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T, Owned 4 years.
Pros: great performance and fuel mileage
Cons: tough to get baby in back seat with only 2 doors
Overall review: great car
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my favorite thus far by Mike, FLL on 12/02/2005. Trim: 2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T, Owned 1 year.
Pros: lots of power for a 4cyl., very peppy. interior is driver-oriented, nothing to complain about as far as controls. very responsive car.
Cons: very heavy for its size, makes the car sluggish when compared to other cars in the same bracket. as far as the interior, my only major complaint is the cupholders. not only are they inconveniently placed, but if you have anything in them and you brake hard, you can expect a shower.
Overall review: all in all, i love the car. it has made me a loyal VW user.
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Fun, Overpriced Car by Nibroc from Duluth, MN on 07/06/2005. Trim: 2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Speed & Handling. Love the 5-speed tiptronic transmission. Different from other cars in area. Many things standard that would be options on other cars.
Cons: Poor MPG.All the little annoying problems that required a trip to the service dept. Insurance cost. Cup holder is in the worst possible spot, hand hits it constantly and cant reach sterio controls when in use. Not a good car in the snow.
Overall review: Overall it is a fun car to drive fast, but you will pay for it. Not a bad car if you live next door to the dealer...'cause you'll be there alot getting stuff fixed.
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vw fanatic by mike from seattle on 05/17/2005. Trim: 2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: acceleration,interior fit and finish
Overall review: I have owned 10 vw's and three of them have been gti's. have never had any major problems and love the speed and handling. Can't wait for the new 2006
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Great hot hatch by PunkdorK - Snoqualmie, WA on 07/13/2004. Trim: 2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Great car, fun to drive, good acceleration and decent handling stock. Responds great to modifications. Styling is nice and cargo capacity is great for its size. Gas mileage is awesome. I get ~28 mpg with a lead foot.
Cons: Stock suspension could be stiffer Rear passenger room is very small 5th gear is rather short (3k rpm @ 60mph)
Overall review: Overall a lot of performance for the buck. 1.8t performance is on par with VR6 but is cheaper to buy and maintain. Only one problem (broken hood latch) and it was covered under warranty.
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