2001 Volkswagen GTI GLS 1.8T from North America
Power, Precision and Comfort
Window Regulator on both sides went out. Warranty covered it.
Faulty Waste Gate making it impossible for the turbo to hold boost. I am running a chip in it which causes the car to run higher boost and that very well could have been what caused the waste gate to go bad. I'm waiting to see if the warranty will cover it. Crossing my fingers!!!
Faulty Mass Air Sensor. I was running an aftermarket cold air intake system, which has been known to cause problem with the Mass Air Sensor.
I've had major problems with two Volkswagen dealerships, but I am very impressed with the one that I go to now. So impressed that I don't mind the 140-mile commute to get there. I simply wouldn't take my car anywhere else.
With all that has gone wrong with my first Volkswagen I still love it to death. It simply screams, handles extremely well especially with the sway bars, lowering springs and wider tires and is the most comfortable care I've ever driven.
I get a lot of comments about the roominess, the heated seats, its willingness to get up and go and of course the indiglow interior lights.
As you will see my prior car was a Honda and I have to say it paled in comparison.
I will soon be starting my first project car. A 92 Jetta GLI and I hope to do a 1.8T conversion. What do you think boys can a girl do it?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th August, 2003