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Written on: 27/01/2011 by swf500 (1 review written)
I bought my Mk4 2.0 5dr 115bhp GTi and is the 8th Volkswagen I have owned. Each VW has similar traits which can leave you un-cool and in a gutter, but a bit of regular care and maintenance generally prevents the problems before they start. I have yet to have a major engine fault on a VW and this current GTi has done 157k. It has coilovers fitted (Nothing too fancy, just a Janspeed set)and a stainless steel back box. It sticks like a go-kart now, but is a very firm ride!! It is slow on initial… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/01/2011
Great looking car but not worthy of the GTi badge. A terrible effort from VW and a car that I wouldn't recommend to anyone… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/03/2009 by whitesja (1 review written)
The Volkswagen Golf 2.0 GTi is a good quality build, economical, nice interior. I find it can be sluggish, jerky on accelerator, If looking to buy make sure you check seals around windscreen and ensure that they haven't perished. I had a major leak in mine for this reason… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/08/2008 by Big Dave Midlands (25 reviews written)
I speak as a lifelong VW fan who has owned half a dozen Golf GTi ' s, and also reviewed and praised the MKIII Golf GTi in other sections of this website, when I say that Volkswagen must have well and truly squashed their laurels when they produced the non turbo 1.8 20v or 2.0 8v engine MKIV golf GTI.
The standard MKIV GTi is not a bad car by any means, it still has the iconic Golf silhouette, the interior quality is excellent, and it has that certain something that other manufacturers… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/03/2008 by david ecclestone (1 review written)
Very good car. Never had any trouble with mine I have had all the gti range mk1 all the way up to mk4 the performance is good when it is modified. Induction kit ecu remaped and performance cam… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/01/2008 by Garry H (1 review written)
Will hold value well compared to are many competitors, servicing costs reasonable especially if on long life servicing plan [ every two years ] average Volkswagen costs approx 210… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/03/2006 by ferrero (1 review written)
The Volkswagen Golf 2.0 GTi Lambda sensor and air mass meter fail about 5 times in 1 year and the VW garage fail to rectify what causes the problem,
VW again fail to rectify a timing belt noise… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/08/2004 by adymcc (1 review written)
Dont get me wrong I like VW's having owned a Mk2 golf GTI16v. It was a great car, but the MK4 Volkswagen Golf 2.0 GTi is not a great car. Setting aside its reliability issues, its just no fun to drive. 110 Bhp from a 2 litre 16v is poor. The motor is torquey but has no real overtaking power and cornering and general handling feel is sloppy at best.
This car does no justice to the legend of the early Golf GTIs.
Then there is the reliability issues in one year:
Driveshaft… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/02/2004 by neno (1 review written)
The VW Golf 2.0 GTi is the best car a young goodlooking guy can posses. Very stable in corners, and smooth driving on highways. I really like the acceleration of the car, especially when operating in lower shifts. Very durable parts… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/01/2004 by CanAm77 (2 reviews written)
The VW Golf 2.0 GTi is not really a bad car or a great car at that. Car is terrible in the snow even with snow tires. 2nd month I owned it the car was making noises in reverse, put it up on a lift and checked it out both outboard seals on the tranny were leaking, one was on the cvaxle. Not long after I bought it the vehicle started making noises in the engine, was messing around an discovered the timing belt was slapping into the the cover, but that was not the noise the noise was the proppler… Read Full Review
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