2.0T Coupe PZEV shown
- $13,525 - $13,821
- No trim specified for this review
- Fast, perfect for a mountain roads
- Space, First Gear, Suspension
Purchased As New
I lived in Germany for years and drove my friends old one of these puppies. I loved it even with it's rust.
When it came time to get my wife a new car, I pulled into the VW dealership. My wife wanted a rabbit and an automatic. I pulled out of the dealership with an 09' GTI 6 speed (hey it was close to what she wanted). My wife and I love this car. It's fast, and you can mess around with almost anyone on the freeway. This car is fast as hell if youi push it, and is a lot more refined than its competition (the mazda speed 3 ect).
The only downfalls I have found with this vehicle are that it has no space. When my wife, dog, and I go on roadtrips we only have space for 1 suitcase. Our other car is a 95' civic EX coupe and it has at least twice the space of our GTI. My other main complaints are that 1st gear is way too torque-e, it is basically like driving a truck in first. Which is great if you are looking for quick acceleration but awful if you are stuck in bumper to bumper traffic on the I-5 during rush hour traffic. And, if you are tired the sport tuned suspension feels a little rough on clear California freeways (a lot of this complaint has to do with the freeways condition).
Everything aside I would still buy this car again. It is a better weekend ride than commuter car, but one ride on a windy road and you'd buy it too. This is a true enthuasiasts car!!!
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