An Air-Cooled Fan, Too!
At least in 1st and 2nd gears, it seems to have pretty peppy pickup. I'm a newbie and have just had my '99 5 spd. since Sept. 6th, but have been pleasantly surprised by the way VW has "geared it" for good performance for a relatively small, non-blown 4 banger. Mind you, it's no drag racer, but yet seems to have more than adequate acceleration for most traffic demands. If I'm this impressed by the 2.0 with only 115 h.p., I can only imagine how "torquie" the new 2.5 is with it's 150 h.p. and 170 ft. lbs....