Volkswagen GTI Review from Sweden

2002 Volkswagen GTI V5 Exclusive 2.3 V5

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.3 V5 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired1 kilometres
Most recent distance1800 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

If you live near your VW dealer, buy the car

Faults:

Windscreen wiper engine replaced, front and rear.

The instrument panel glass make noises. The car has been for service 4 times, but its not yet fixed.

Noise from the backseats. Haven't been fixed.

The front lamdasond broke down. Fixed.

General Comments:

The handling is OK due to the 225/45 17 tires and lowered suspension.

Quality great when it comes to material, but reliability of the mechanical parts its pretty normal I think.

Engine sounds lovely.

I could have been very pleased with the car if the service was OK, but the service sucks! The minor problems I have would have stayed minor if they were fixed the first time. But the fourth time you get real frustrated. I mean this is not the most cheap car you can buy today.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st January, 2003

22nd Jan 2003, 06:22

I want to comment my self. It should of course be 18000 kilometers and not 1800.

Average review marks: 4.6 / 10, based on 1 review