2000 Volkswagen GTI – Review, Specs, Configurations, Prices, and Interior

2000 Volkswagen GTI

MSRP: $17,675 - $22,620
4.35

Reliability

4.8/5

Safety

4.4/5

Interior

4.3/5

Performance

4.1/5

Strengths

  • It offers a comfortable ride and hatchback utility.
  • It also comes with high-quality interior materials.

Weaknesses

  • It has a weak base engine.

Review 

The 2000 Volkswagen GTI offers a comfortable ride, an enjoyable experience, hatchback utility, high-quality interior materials. The mid-range GLS Turbo model is powered by an efficient turbo-four engine, previously used in the Passat, and is added by the Volkswagen GTI to fill the difference between the GLS and the powerful GLX model, but it is expensive.

The base of 115-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-four offers under the hood of the entry-level GLS for those worried about fuel economy and monthly payments. You can pick between a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic, but fuel economy is less, even with the engine’s low output (24 mpg city/31 mpg with the manual highway vs. 22/28 with the car). At the same time, it provides a generous warranty of a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain.

Both the GLS and GLS Turbo features four-wheel electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) anti-lock disk brakes, stability control, front passenger side-impact airbags, height-adjustable sports seats, steering wheel tilt, telescope adjustment, cruise control, all-in one-touch up-and-down windows, heated side mirrors, a moonroof, an alert system, and a full-size spare tire. Also has an average eight-speaker stereo with a cassette player. Leather upholstery, seat heaters, and a luxury monsoon sound system are also options available. 

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Specs and Features

Engine2.0L I-4
Seating5 Passengers
Power115 @ 5200 rpm
Transmission5-spd man w/OD
MPG24 City / 31 Hwy
DrivetrainFront-wheel Drive
2000 Volkswagen GTI Specs and Features

Price

The MSRP of the 2000 Volkswagen GTI is $17,675 – $22,620.

What’s Newly Include in 2000?

The new upgrades in the 2000 Volkswagen GTI include the following features:

  • A new standard feature, a new eight-channel, 200-watt Monsoon sound system, rattles the GTI GLX model’s windows.

2000 Volkswagen GTI Configurations

The different configurations of the 2000 Volkswagen GTI are listed below:

1. GLS Trim

Price: The MSRP of the GLS trim is $17,675.

Specs and Features: It comes with a 2.0L I-4 Engine, 5-spd man w/OD Transmission, 115 @ 5,200 rpm Horsepower, 122 @ 2,600 rpm Torque, front-wheel drive type, 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass Sunroof, 15″ silver aluminum Wheels, front air conditioning, manual, AM/FM stereo, seek-scan Radio, Keyfob (all doors) Remote keyless entry, front Fog/driving lights, Heated mirrors, and premium cloth seat trim.

2. GLS 1.8L Turbo Trim

Price: The MSRP of the GLS 1.8L Turbo is $19,225.

Specs and Features: It comes with a 1.8L I-4 Engine, 150 @ 5,700 rpm Horsepower, 155 @ 1,750 rpm torque, ABS, and driveline Traction control.

3. GLX Trim

Price: The MSRP of the GLX trim is $22,620.

Specs and Features: It comes with a 2.8L V-6 Engine, 174 @ 5,800 rpm Horsepower, 181 @ 3,200 rpm Torque, 16″ silver aluminum wheels, front air conditioning, Climatronic automatic, driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback heated front seats, Windshield wipers – rain-sensing, Leather seat trim, driver and passenger lumbar support.

2000 VW GTI Bonnet
2000 VW GTI Bonnet

Which is the best 2000 Volkswagen GTI model?

The GLS edition is the most significant 2000 Volkswagen GTI model. It provides the competition with features such as 115-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas), 5-speed manual w/OD, front-wheel drive, 6 Exterior, and five-passenger standard capacity among the rivals at a low price.

2000 Volkswagen GTI Interior

What is the seating capacity/ Child Car Seats/ Cargo Space?

The standard seating capacity of the 2000 VW GTI is five. The 2000 VW GTI offers 18 cubic feet of cargo space with folded rear seats. The 2000 VW GTI is quick, easy, and there’s no need for adult seat belts to be used. Servey has found that often car seats for children are not correctly fitted, putting them at risk.

Interior Quality

With optional features such as front air conditioning, Climatronic automatic, heated-cushion driver and front passenger, heated-seatback heated front seats, rain-sensing windshield wipers, leather seat trim, lumbar support for driver and passenger, the interior is well made and stylish. The standard features are front air conditioning, manual, AM/FM stereo, seek-scan radio, keyfob (all doors), remote keyless entry, front fog/driving lights, heated windows, and luxury leather seat fabric.

2000 VW GTI Interior
2000 VW GTI Interior

Should I Buy a 2000 Volkswagen GTI?

Yes, as the GTI continues to receive excellent safety and crash ratings, you should buy it. The 2000 VW GTI is fast, fuel-efficient, enjoyable, and well-equipped. It also offers features, including a front air conditioning, Climatronic automatic, heated-cushion driver and front passenger, heated-seatback, heated front seats, rain-sensing windshield wipers, leather seat trim, lumbar support for driver and passenger, and the interior is well made and stylish.

You may also Ask for

Is the 2000 VW GTI the right choice?

Fun to drive, comfortable journey, high-quality interior fabrics, lots of standard equipment, generous 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, hatchback utility. The weak base engine,  CD player, crisper handling, specific controls may make it challenging to say it’s the right choice.

What is a 2000 VW GTI worth?

If you’re selling it as a private party, the trade-in value of a 2000 Volkswagen GTI without options and operated about 12,000 miles per year will be worth around $305 and for one in ‘clean’ condition the price tag will probably be around $488.

Is a 2000 VW GTI a reliable car?

A 2000 GTI is also a reliable car if you take good care of a few necessary items like its maintenance.

How many miles can 2000 VW GTI last?

It could take another 100k mile to finish if its Maintainance has been taken care of or it may last in 5k.

For more information about the latest Volkswagen GTI, kindly visit the Official Website.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.