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Past Issues Index
Roadfly Magazine
Issue Three
Dec. 23, 2002
• VW 337
Top Holiday Gifts
Top Holiday Get-aways
Coming Next Issue
• Porsche Cayenne - North American Debut
• LA Auto Show
• The New Maybach by Daimler Chrysler
• Mission MINI

VW GTI 337, continued.
VW seems to be improving on its build quality, too. We've had no issues with the vehicle, other than a few very minor squeaks and rattles that are apparently quite common to the Mark IV chassis. Operating costs after 6 months and 6,000 miles include only gas and oil changes, and we're happy to report that our fuel mileage has averaged on the high side of 26mpg.

All in all, the GTI 337 represents one of the finest vehicles to come from the Volkswagen stable. The perfect combination of power, agility and panache makes for a very desirable vehicle, especially when you factor in the limited production run of 1500 units.

Should you tire of the engine's stock 180hp, know that many aftermarket performance parts exist for the 1.8T, which makes upgrading very easy and rewarding - we know of several 1.8T's that run low 14-second quarter miles with only minor modifications. Something to keep in mind the next time you encounter one of VW's hot hatchbacks...

Roadfly Test Data:
Curb Weight - 2887lbs
0-60mph - 5.9 seconds
1/4 mile - 14.74s @ 94.2mph
70-0mph - 156ft
Observed Fuel Economy - 26mpg overall
Price as optioned: $22,775
Modifications: APR 93 octane chip, Forge Diverter valve, AutoTech 28mm rear sway bar

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