The year is 1971. Wolfsburg, Germany. A team of Volkswagen
engineers burn the midnight oil on a project known only
by its code name: EA337. A real pocket-rocket, the GTI was
finally inaugurated onto the U.S. automobile scene in 1983.
It's the 25th European anniversary of the GTI, and to celebrate
Volkswagen has produced a funkadelic model called the GTI
337, and decided to share it with us over here in North
America. Only 1,750 editions are being shipped to American
shores. Can you say hotcakes? As per usual, the 2003 Volklswagen
GTI is available in two other standard configurations. Having
fun yet? Read on
In addition to the limited edition 337, there are the other
perennial favourites, 1.8T and VR6.
Settle in, put on your sunglasses, and prepare to be wowed
appears to be the standard with Volkswagen. Standard features
include air conditioning, cruise control, tachometer, mirror
control pad with joystick, chrome ornamentation, eight-speaker
stereo system, pollen/odor/dust filter, and sport seats.
Package upgrades can contribute to your fun with three package
options to choose from. Luxury Packages include a power
sunroof, and Monsoon sound system. Cold Weather packages
include heatable front seats. While the Leather Package
includes a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and heatable
leather-trimmed front seats.
Standard exterior features on the 2003 Volkswagen GTI include
a roof-mounted amplified whip antenna, halogen headlamps
with clear chip-resistant polycarbonate lenses, fog lamps,
and heated power mirrors. With the VR6, standard options
also include rain sensing wipers and 17-inch alloy wheels.
Upgrades can include 17-inch alloy wheels to the 1.8T, as
well as heated windshield washer nozzles with the Cold Weather
and Luxury Packages to the 1.8T or VR6.
Two engines are available on the 2003 Volkswagen GTI: the
1.8-litre 180 horsepower with 174 lb-ft torque, 4 cylinder,
in-line, 5V, turbocharged gas engine, OR the 2.8-litre 200
horsepower, 195 lb-ft torque, 6 cylinder VR6, 15o V, gas
engine. Unleaded fuel mileage is 24/31 (city/hwy) mpg on
the 1.8T 5-speed manual transmission. There are two available
transmissions: 5-speed automatic with optional Tiptronic
or 5-speed manual.
Safety and Security
The 2003 Volkswagen GTI comes with an anti-theft vehicle
alarm system for doors, hood, trunk lid, radio and starter,
with warning LED in driver's door top sill and audible/visual
de/activation verification. Volkswagen's Immobilizer theft
deterrent system prevents the GTI from being started up
if an unauthorized key is used. Also standard are anti-intrusion
side-door beams, energy absorbing side impact door padding,
and a restraint system including front and side impact airbags,
as well as side curtain protection airbags that extend down
the roofline to help minimize head and upper torso injury.
Four-wheel ABS power assisted, vented front discs with solid
rear discs give you braking security.
2003 Volkswagen GTI. Acceleration is an understatement.
2003 Volkswagen GTI
headlamps with clear, light weight, chip-resistant
& passenger side power mirrors, heatable
power glass sunroof, tilt and slide, tinted glass,
with sunshade, pinch protection, and driver's door
power lock operated convenience closing feature
vehicle alarm system for doors, hood, trunk lid, radio
and starter, with warning LED in driver's door top
sill and audible/visual de/activation verification
tachometer, odometer, trip odometer, coolant temperature
gauge, fuel gauge, gear indicator (if equipped with
optional automatic transmission), warning lights,
dust and odor filter
passenger ventilation for heat and A/C
a Free Price Quote on a Volkswagen GTI.
180 @ 5500
200 @ 6200
1.8L man. 24 / 31
2.8L man. 23 / 30