Small, easy to park and more fun to drive, the 07 Volkswagon GTI is the best big purchase I have ever made. In Drive mode with your moms foot, you can pull of roughly 30mpg in city/suburban driving. Pop the AWESOME DSG trans into S mode or Manual shift mode, and that is when you have a blast, and so does your gas tank. Maybe 20MPG when you drive the thing like you want---FAST. Inside the car is awesome. Spite some of the more luxurious options I would want for a car priced in this class, the VW GTI is absolutely comfortable. You feel you apart of this car, that in envelopes you, and there is a sense of handling you get, one that involves you feeling the go-cart like vehicle is an extension of yourself. It is a sports car meant for nice weather. With that said, this thing is amazingly fun in the snow, and torque output for a FWD car is not as absurd, or deadly, as some of the other makes and models in the class. Here is the kicker. Expect to go through tires and gas if you drive the thing like you want. Expect expensive service charges if you buy a preowned VW. But expect a fun and fast car inside and out, and a decent ManFac warranty. Also, the DSG trans is under warranty through VW fot 10 YEARS! sense original purchase. This is the thing that you may have the most problems with, besides gas tires and other minor issues. Luckily, if you know how a DSG shouyld feel, have driven newer DSG equipped vehicles, the moment you notice something is not working as it should, TAKE IT IN! THEY WILL FIX IT! That is my review, in all I would suggest the car to someone who doesnt exaclty want to be a racer, but wants a fast car that feeels good to drive. I owuld not suggest this car for someone who cannot afford to feed the tank, the tires, the maintenance etc. I plan on only driving it in the summer or for trips, and riding a bicycle /public trans the rest of the year!
Great car! It is sporty yet reserved. I like that it is not over the top on styling. The interior is quality for both available packages. The ride is tight, but not too insane our rough. The engine is and trans is smooth & efficient in normal drive mode. Kick it up a notch by test driving it in Sport mode. It flies! I am extremely pleased with this car.
Absolutely love this car. Got it in great condition. It looks good, and it is pretty quick with its 2.0T engine. I wish it sounded better, but its not bad. Great gas mileage. I am about 10 miles to work everyday and back. I have found the higher quality gas helps a lot. More MPG and acceleration etc. I have had it about 2 months and no problems so far. The settings menu on the dashboard gets really annoying sometimes. That is really the only thing that has bugged me. Overall great car.