Video: 5 reasons why you should buy a Volkswagen GTI

https://www.youtube.com/embed/aJWOzX07J3k?si=HH-VJ35XG91OQn1B

Sure, the VW GTI is a piece of automotive history, but why should you buy one?

Here are 5 reasons why–in less than 5 minutes.

Presented by CRC Industries.

rsmith7
rsmith7 GRM+ Memberand New Reader
11/18/23 1:56 p.m.

Bought a 2003 Mk4 GTI a couple years ago and have been in love ever since. Great handling, decent power from the little 1.8 turbo, 5spd package and 30mpg on my daily commute on the cruise control.  Loads of room to carry stuff especially with the back seats down. Car came with Koni coilovers, Neuspeed rear sway bar installed. So far I've upgraded the typical items, stock pads (carbon) and rotors (slotted), changed the clutch, timing belt and related  accessories. Tires/wheels, and a few other items needed addressed. Only issue I found was finding a shop who would do the work right the first time, and not leave tools behind, found it!

preach
preach GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
11/18/23 2:03 p.m.

Concur.

Lao50
Lao50
11/18/23 3:59 p.m.

I had the original U.S. 1983 Rabbit GTI. Fantastic car. Had tremendous handling and was

comfortable for long drives. At the time in 1983 it really was quite quick for the day.

V8 Camaros could not keep up. Wish I still had it.

Datsun240ZGuy
Datsun240ZGuy MegaDork
11/18/23 4:57 p.m.
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter)
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
11/18/23 5:43 p.m.

There have been several times where I considered a GTI but ended up with something else. One of these days, I will have one. It's high on my automotive bucket list.

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/18/23 7:06 p.m.

I've always wanted a GTI, but by the time I was able to afford a new one, I no longer had any confidence their long term reliability. 

Datsun240ZGuy
Datsun240ZGuy MegaDork
11/18/23 8:51 p.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

I've always wanted a GTI, but by the time I was able to afford a new one, I no longer had any confidence their long term reliability. 

........and you bought a Honda product?  I feel the same way.

I rotated the tires and checked the brakes  on my wife's '18 Honda Pilot today and every time I work on it I feel; except for the crappy ride and road noise these Hondas are great vehicles. 

ChrisTropea
ChrisTropea Associate Editor
11/18/23 8:57 p.m.

I have owned 2 GTIs and I really regret selling my MK4 VR6 GTI, that was a really cool car. My MK6 was a good car but was not the most reliable car at times. 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/18/23 9:54 p.m.

In reply to Datsun240ZGuy :

I've bought about a dozen or more new Honda products, and another handful of used ones. They have been fantastically reliable. I've never owned a Pilot though.

_cruster
_cruster
11/18/23 10:26 p.m.

In reply to Woody (Forum Supportum) :

Interesting - the MK7 is surely the most reliable GTI yet.

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