-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 perfect car for an enthusiast who needs space
2015 Volkswagen GTIMatt Geiszler - San Diego, CA12/14/2015
This car does everything well and is a ton of fun to drive.I've had it for four months and I still get a huge grin on my face when I drive it. You can easily gobble up miles in comfort on the freeway with it's super supportive seats and great infotainment system, or you can kick in sport mode and carve up a twisty road. I smoked several BMW's and a Cooper S on some back roads right after I got this and the car didn't even break a sweat. The Fender sound system is excellent and the integrations with your phone mean you never have to take your eyes off the road. My only complaint is the low-profile tires. This is the first car I've had with them, and it's super easy to curb your rims if you're not really careful. But well worth it.
Great price Great car great performance GREAT VALUE
2011 Volkswagen GTIGene - 45014, OH02/25/2015
The German engineering has provided a rock solid car. Great ride, solid performance, well laid out interior with functionality in mind. Creature comforts that are quite good, especially for a small car. The performance is very surprising for a 2.0 liter engine and I still get well over 30 mpg highway! I purchased the car with nearly 80K miles on it, and it had not been well cared for by the previous owner. With just a little TLC, provided mostly by carmax, it rides and performs as well as one with many mile less. A testament to how well this car is built.
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