Used 2010 Volkswagen SE in Dulles, VA for Sale
Reviews for Volkswagen
Best do everything car made.
I have driven every sport compact made and the GTI tops them all. It's amazingly comfortable for long road trips, at 6'5" I still have plenty of room and a child seat can still fit behind me. The seats are amazing and I have no issues for hours behind the wheel, the seat heaters are great and go all the way up the backrest unlike most Japanese and American cars that just do the seat bottom. Interior quality is seriously Audi quality, light years ahead of others in this class. The best thing by far about the GTI though is the power and handling... this engine is massively underrated by VW, actual power figures verified by me taking a trip to the dyno put this car at around 250HP and 280TQ. at the crank.
Terrible structural rigidity produced squeaks.
Shoddy construction of handles, switches etc. Extremely poor electronics: slow and delayed response to GPS input and radio station changes. Worst radio I've ever used. Headlights and tail lights are antiquated halogen technology and very dull putting out too little light. Car had an excellent engine, but the car around it... Poor. I would not buy another Volkswagen nor would I recommend one based on my experience. I traded it in within 6 months.
Happiest compromise car. Ever.
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.