2010 Volkswagen GTI User Reviews
2.0T Sedan PZEV shown
- $15,601 - $16,013
- No trim specified for this review
- ride, mpg, interior/exterior quality, exhaust sound, seat comfort, smooth clutch
- xenon headlights don't come standard any more
Purchased As New
It has been around 6000 miles already since I got this car. This is my second GTI, after the previous model, which I purchased in 2006. If anyone does not know, but this car and the engine in this car were selected, for several years in a row, as the best car of the year and the best engine in it?s class of the year in the whole world. There must have been a reason for this decision and when I hear people complain about low clearance, hard ride and not enough room then these people should have considered a completely different car in the beginning.
There are enough articles online about ride and performance character of this car so I?ll skip this part but instead, I?d like to touch upon a subject of reliability. I keep finding articles about constant electrical, engine and overall problems related to this car or any other product by VW. As I mentioned above, this is my second GTI and I had only one small computer glitch throughout the whole time of ownership. The problem was repaired during the regular oil change dealership visit and there were NO problems after the computer reset. I still don?t understand where the stories about unreliable VW come from, when I look around I see many old VWs on a road, many of my friends drive VW cars and none has yet experienced major problems with them, but all car consumer websites report reliability below average.
My advise to you, if you are thinking about buying or leasing this car, ask people who owned or still own a VW, and see if they like this car or if they would drive something else instead. Often, data are misleading due to the source. Many consumers tend to report about their car only if problem occurs but choose stay silent when happy with the purchase. There is enough info on that behavior online. Also, keep in mind that VW golf is the most selling car in the world. In North America we get almost the same car as Europe gets. Except for the few features we are missing it still has T-FSI engine and the same electronics. So my guess is that, there is a problem with the American consumer but not the car :-)
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