want to buy 2004 VW Gti, reliability problems?

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I know VWs are notorious for electrical and engine problems, but I love their style. I amthinking of buying a 04 GTI loaded, but I want to know if there are any known problems with this model and year? hopefully vw has got their act together by now. please give me all suggestions, thanx

posted by  modernhippiesf

I've always known VW's to be fairly reliable (atleast the older ones were, anyways), especially their engines. Just make sure you check any example thoroughly before you buy! :thumbs:

posted by  Cliffy

i say just get it. if i ever get a car it will probably be a gti. and as far as reliebility, i thought they were right up there with honda and toyota, i don't know though.

posted by  enzo#2

I would think it would be completely opposite like the reliability would be better on the newer ones :ticking:

posted by  99integra

Not all the time, think of how many electrical componants modern vehicles have. And although engine technology has advanced over the years, sometimes the older, more tried and tested examples are more reliable :thumbs:

posted by  Cliffy

Dont get the 2004, get a 2003 R32. AWD V6.

posted by  TurboLag

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