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Over exceeded expectations...
Pros: Acceleration and exhuast note
Cons: NothingI've been very impressed with my 2010 VW GTI. The interior quality is outstanding, the car has great acceleration, and I get lots of compliments on the exterior looks. The best part is the exhaust note when you rev the engine up in the 3-5k range. Overall the car has greatly exceeded my expectations, especially given the $24k price.
Small car, big performance
Pros: MPG & MPH
Cons: An oil change is $130.00 (full synthetic and VW filter, etc.My R32 VW gets 22 MPG in city driving and 155 MPH on the highway. What a great combination.
Pros: The touch screen stereo system with complimentary XM Radio for 6 months
Cons: There are no dislikes
Advice: By this car from a VW dealer the last day of the month to get the best dealI purchased the 2010 GTI with the DSG transmission and 18' rims in early October of '09. This was the first car I've purchased that I actually waited for based on all the reviews read prior to its unveiling. And it was certainly worth it. It has go-cart handling much like the Mini-Cooper S, but with a distinctive German road handling feel to it. The interior design is elegant and understated with the leather package. I did purchase a few extras like heated seats and the upgraded stereo system which pushed the price to 30K. I didn't pay that, but expect this 'niche' vehicle to be a little more than the price projected here. You will love this car.
Pros: the seats
Cons: I think the speakers could be a higher quility
Advice: buy it. just amazingI honestly feel in love with this car. I need a new car so bad and I have been looking for a little while now. Once I got into this car and started driving down the road I melted into the car. 100% amazing. The only problem I have is I can not find any black ones around unless I want to go to NY. Besides that I would recomend this car to everyone. You are sold the second you drive it.
Pros: feels very roomy and safe.
Cons: small center console, monsoon radio system.
Advice: its a great car, it was my first car!i love this car! true some things may be a little small, but in all honestly you get used to it quick. the back seats are actually quite roomy (maybe not for large adults), but my friends can sit very comfortably. The turning and brakes work VERY well. There is a lot of bang for your buck! It is also wonderful that you can fold down the back seats, making it almost like a little truck. I even helped my best friend move! Wonderful car!
Advice: make sure that it fits your needsmy gti has a automatic 6 speed transmission and it took a little getting used to. the automatic shifts very quickly even when going slow, but it performs better than any american sports car i've had mustangs, firebirds, etc. because it was a two-door hatchback i had to test the 'roomy-ness' and had 4 250+ pound people get in the front and back seats, they all said that it was better than 4 door civics and even nissan sentras. overall though, i have not one regret to getting this fine german automoblie and will be returning to volkswagen for future purchases.