2000 Volkswagen GTI Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Volkswagen GTI

2000 Volkswagen GTI Problems

Power windows fail more often than manually operated window cranks

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

High Mileage Automatic Transmissions May Have Shifting Problems

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

Engine Overheating Due to Damaged Water Pump Impeller

A damaged water pump impeller may cause an engine overheating condition. Our technicians tell us the repair should include replacement of the water pump, thermostat, and flushing the cooling system.

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2000 Volkswagen GTI Questions

Transmission issue HELP! (1 answer)

So while driving after an hour the tranny seems to go into standby mode? Drives completely fine.. Drive on the freeway and take an exit, downshifts and then won't shift after that til the tranny cools down. Bout 30 minutes later car drives just fine til I've been driving awhile and does t...

Does anyone have an idea why my car won't start? (1 answer)

Will not start has fuel pressure. Has spark. Will run as long as ether is sprayed into air breather.

why do i lose normal engine temp while driving (1 answer)

if my gti is idleing it runs 195 when i drive the temp goes back to cold

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2000 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

I have mixed feelings on this car.. I love how it drives, handles and responds to the road. I HATE fixing them-parts are expensive, seem made to break and it's laborious to do even the simplest jobs. I've sunk over $5k into this piece of sh*t, and it only has 66k miles on it. I think I got stuck with a lemon, but considering how unreliable VWs seem to be I won't ever buy another one.
great car

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