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Advice: Bargain to get a lower price on the car.I fell in love with the GTI the moment I saw it on the lot. I didn't want to test drive any cars after this one. I've had it about 5 months now and still love it!! Great mileage and pick up on this baby. Overall a great buy.
Pros: can not pinpoint one yet so I will say the entire car!
Advice: when you test drive. Hold on!The first time that I looked at the car, I wanted it. Sleek body lines, great Silverline Grey color and those 17' alloy wheels! That is only on the outside. When it took it for a test drive, I thought I was in an airplane. Smooth ride and great acceleration. 0-60 in under 8 secs? Its a great car and I love my new rocket on wheels!
Cons: Nothing. It doesn't clean itself.
Advice: If you like VWsSmooth, quiet ride. Awesome acceleration! Smooth acceleration. Excellent cockpit controls.
Pros: Red and Black sport seats
Advice: Hands down---the best of the best in VW engineering.From the minute you step into the vehicle, you believe that you have entered another world. From the bright blue and red illuminations from the dashboard, to the rush of the turbo, you immediately know that you are in a superb vehicle. I have worked for a VW dealer and I can say that by far the GTI is the best of the VW line with the fewest reliability concerns and low maintanence needs. I have 2 other VW's in my houshold and by far this one th emost fun and it get the most looks at the streetlight, next to my BMW. The turbo I4 is definately a must and you can't beat the fuel economy. Great power, great value, and an all-around winner!!!
Cons: nothing @ all
Advice: german quality & style, buy it, it is the best bang for the bucki love this car, the 1.8t is sooo smooth.. the interior finish feels very rich, the paint is extremely glossy, this is a very high quality car one step from an audi a 4 i'd say....
Pros: Form and function.
Advice: A non-descriptive performance car - not for those who like their cars flashyWith 17K miles only one unscheduled dealer visit to replace fuel pump relay. Great car, but not upto the same quality as a German assembled GTI (these are assembled in Brazil with Argentinian transmissions).
Pros: 6 speed tranny, turbo 1.8l engine
Cons: Monsoon Radio sucks
Advice: Only 4000 made better hurryStrap on your seatbelts because this car will fly. The turbo 1.8L is awesome. Once you hit 4000 rpm you are gone. It was really a exhilarating experience the first time I drove it. And the 20th anniversary edition package is like no other. Recaro seats, 18 inch alloys, sport susupension, 6-speed, and I can go on and on. This is a awesome car for the price.