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Kleine GTI - Fun & Practical
Pros: Sporty handling
Cons: Speedometer (precision lacking at normal speeds)Bought this car four years ago and still love driving it. With its handling, speed and utility, its probably the best balanced car you can buy. A defective A/C compressor has been my only real problem - though it took awhile to get it finally straightened out. Other than that its been a very reliable, hot hatchback.
Best GTI Ever
Cons: Air ConditioningThis car is a blast to drive. Even after 4 years of ownership, I feel as enthusiastic about this car as when I first bought it. It's a well-balanced, practical sports car.
Pros: Stock handling
Cons: Blind spot with the foor door. I am 6'3'. I have an '03 GTI 2 door and have no issues being a 2 door.Good daily driver with a well matched engine and transmission for the car. Nice 4 wheel independant suspension. Black on black. Tinted windows. Tires replaced 5K miles ago. Nice sound system with Satellite. Maintained and serviced. I am a Certified VW Technician.