2010 Volkswagen GTI
There are 2 user reviews for the 2.0T Sedan trim shown below
- fun, gas mileage, interior and exterior quality, comfort
- not great in the snow
Purchased As New
I'm at about 33,000 miles and am still in love with this car. Not one mechanical problem whatsoever. Smooth shifting (6-speed manual), excellent acceleration (especially on the highway). The interior is way beyond any other car in its class. Despite appearances, there is plenty of cargo space. I drove the Subaru Impreza Outback Sport and the Mitsubishi Ralliart Sport before driving the GTI, and neither one came close. I did not drive the Mazda 3 because it's about the ugliest car out there!...read morehide
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- Acceleration, handling and legroom
- Durability, wet road traction
Purchased As Not Purchased
When I bought my VW GTI three years ago I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread (and said so on Yahoo Autos). The only thing I wished it had was AWD like my two previous cars (Subarus). Having lived with the car for 3 1/2 years and 100K+ miles, I have a little different perspective. The wet road traction (particularly snow) is bearable but be careful just the same. The bigger problem is durability. I haven't had any on-the-road breakdowns, but I have visited my dealer more times for this car than in my previous 20 years of car ownership (mostly Hondas, if only they made something like this), with total repair costs in the $4-5,000 range (including not one but two new A/C compressors). The dealership itself has been lukewarm to my problems. I would say if you feel like you have to have this car - and it has alot going for it in cheap performance - BY ALL MEANS sign up for the 100,000 mile extended warranty and factor it into the cost of the car. Otherwise, figure on trading it in at 2 to 3 years before more problems crop up....read morehide
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