If you had some tuning ability, I would say do a 1.8t swap for the most power, but by the questions you are asking I can assume not. So your best options for more power might be to trade to a newer car. Swaps are expensive!!!!! and you won't get much power out of the 2.0 w/ a Super Charger or Turbo, not to mention the amount of work that would need to be done internally to handle the boost. You can't just strap any source of Forced Induction to a Naturally Aspirated motor and expect it to work well for very long.In stock trim, the 2.0-liter VW engine can manage only 95.9 hp at the wheels. With the Neuspeed blower up and running, power climbed to 132.1 hp.Torque jumped from a base of 112.8 lb-ft to 140 lb-ft
Sell the 2.slow and buy a better carhey i'm new to the forum
similar question in regards to op,
you guys are sayin that it would be better to find a 1.8t to swap out instead of turboing my 2.0 ('03 Gl btw), but what about the 24v vr6 would that be any more work to swap than the 1.8t?
Can you do the motor swap yourself? If not I wouldn't bother if I were you.i've been thinking about that but money is an issue, i'm aware that engines are cheaper to buy than the entire car, also my wife isn't the greatest at driving stick so if i was to say buy a 1.8t or vr6 of the same style or move up to the mk5 and get a 2.0t or new golf gti i'm going to want it to be a stick but in regards to the engine which would be easier? mounting, tranny all that stuff