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My beloved GTI GLX aka Gretchen by schwarzvr6.com on 03/06/2003. Trim: 1999 Volkswagen GTI GLX, Owned 4 years.
Pros: EXCELLENT acceleration, especially with a few modifications. ;) Excellent handling, again, with a few modifications. Even out of the box, though, it is an excellent car. This car has converted many a Honda lover! :)
Cons: Oh just the usual. My window regulator at 25,000 miles, mass air flow sensor replaced last Saturday. I'm getting a new cat because of the MAF making it bad (which VW is covering under warranty). My cupholder, but I replaced it with the new version which isn't as flimsy. Repairs are a little pricey. Gearbox is notchy which tends to get on my nerves sometimes when I'm trying to race a BMW. :)
Overall review: I beat on this car and the fact that it has hit 75,000 miles with relatively little trouble has something to say for the way VW designs their cars. I caution though, these cars are not for everyone. If you don't know how to drive, don't get this car. You will not be able to enjoy it the way it's supposed to be. If you are willing to put up with all the little things, this car will reward you. I'm never getting rid of this car!!! :)
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