-Simple, attractive, intuitive cabin
-Great manual gearbox
-Sharp, responsive steering
-2.0L Turbo has a nice sound, good torque
-suspension gives feedback, sometimes too much on city roads
-front seats lack adjustability, rear seats don't fold quite flat
The GTI is an excellent compromise car: do you have a 2 kids but still want a little performance? Do you need a good commuter, something with decent storage for grocery shopping? The GTI is right at the sweet spot for pragmatic and fun-to-drive... it checks all the boxes, and then some.
I love this car!
2011 Volkswagen GTIEmily Hunt - Fort Pierce, FL10/15/2015
This car is great for someone like me who loves a small 4-door hatch but also likes having fun. This car really gets up and goes when you step on the gas and it's so much fun to jump on the highway and go for a ride. Although it's not the best on gas it's not bad. I get a lot of miles out of my tank and it's usually a good time. Even though the car is small you can actually fit quite a lot of stuff in the back end with the seats down. I moved clear across the country and fit the majority of my small stuff in this car. It has been an awesome journey since I've had this awesome car. Even though it did have one trip to the mechanic and cost quite a bit for the repair, it runs like new even after almost 80,000 miles.
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