The dealer said that the car had a defective part which they have now ordered, but it has been 5 days since I dropped the car off and that is very stressing considering the car was driven for only a day and a half. The honeymoon is all messed up.
Besides this problem which may be just a freak thing, the car is amazing. I have friends who own older model Golfs and they all agree that the 03 GTI is a different car. It's comfort, fit and finish and smooth ride make it seem like a much more expensive car. Oh, and if you get the two tone 17" wheels, the car is classy yet sporty.
One thing to note is that if you get the black interior, finger prints and pretty much everything else shows up on it. The glove box grabs finger prints like NYC cops.