2003 Volkswagen GTI

Up to 21 MPG city / 29 MPG hwy
$19,065 - $23,225

The 2003 GTI is a 2-door, 5-passenger sports coupe, available in 3 trims, ranging from the 1.8T to the 20th Anniversary Edition. The 2003 GTI's closest competitors include the Acura RSX, the Honda Civic Si, and the Toyota Celica.

Upon introduction, the 1.8T is equipped with a standard 1.8-liter, I4, 180-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 24-mpg in the city and 31-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. The 20th Anniversary Edition is equipped with a standard 1.8-liter, I4, 180-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 23-mpg in the city and 30-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard.

The 2003 GTI is a carryover from 2002.
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Reviews and Ratings
Overall
Pros Cons
Amazing speed & handling, love it Storage is completely lacking - none in doors, very little in console
Love the acceleration, manuerability when passing It has rear seats but they are not useable.
Drivability - turning radius, quiet ride, handling Stereo system is disappointing - especially considering its premium
Steering wheel because it feels and looks top notch Headlights: they are reflectors. at least use projectors.
Handling and stability in all conditions, fun to drive Brakes feel mushy; they should feel sporty
Vehicle exterior - excellent styling without being overly flashy. Entry doors cannot lock when car is warming up!
Engine and transmission - very smooth, very powerful, very economical Park position requires use of brake to avoid movement of car
Performance - the car has great acceleration The ride is a little on the stiff side.
I like the smoothness of the gear shift and ease of clutch operation Power seats/memory - really miss not having this with 2 drivers
Handling - so much fun to drive - so peppy & powerful Navigation system is rudimentary. after market gps is much better