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Pros: Dash board and speed.
Advice: Test it out, bargain. buy it, don't do the lease.I purchased my 1.8 about a week ago and love it. Quiet and great pickup. I've owned several cars but this one is the best by far. I like the ride and the speed.
Pros: The 1.8T engine
Cons: lack of trip computer.
Advice: Buy it you'll love it.Great fun to drive. Handling and breaks feel very good. Feels very nimble. Fit and finish are great. Lots of standard features and option list completes the car very nicely.
Pros: VR62004v Lot's of motor
Cons: Rear leg room and headroom is inaducate (too small)
Advice: negociate priceHas balls. New 200 hp 4 valves per cylindar. Tiptronic allows for both luxury and sporty driving.
Pros: Rain Sensing Wipers
Cons: no indash 6 disc changer
Advice: If you want the combinationg of performance and luxry get it fully loadedI've always wanted this car growing up and thorugh my Teenage years. Finally after I needed to trade in my 93 Passat wagon I didn't even look at other cars. I had the GTI VR6 in mind from the start. I did look at other cars online but already knew my choice. The minute I got in the car for a test drive it fit like a glove. I can't say that about many cars I've been in or test driven. also this Car has the Punch to keep up when you want it. It feels like the car was meant for driving. It just wants to go. I got it Fully loaded. 17' wheels and all. The wheels make the car for sure, as well and improve the Handleing. There is nothing but good things I have to say about this car. It is also FUN to Drive.
Pros: Look and Reliable
Advice: Great CarHad a 1986 Volkswagen Golf with 200,000mi on it and now 1994 with 140,000 which runs like new and just bought a 2002 Jetta. With past experences with volkswagens,that why I purchased another one.
Pros: Turbo!!! & side curtain airbags
Cons: Seats attract lint
Advice: Negotiate the price!!Car drove excellent, the turbo is fantastic, lots of pep throughout the powerband. The car has a larger car feel to it.
Pros: spunky feel of the turbo-diesel engine makes it a joy.
Cons: If you can get past the purchasing/negotiating process, the car is worth it
Advice: take a test drive in the the german-built diesel wagon, you will be suprisedSo far my wagon tdi has been superb in many ways...mileage, driving fun, fit and finish, and lots of cargo room. Also rear curtain airbags give extra secure feeling(kids in back). Tdi wagons as far as i know are only built in germany, so maybe quality concerns only apply to mexican-built VW's.