2009 Volkswagen GLI User Reviews

2009 Volkswagen GLI Review Ratings

  • Review your car

Average Ratings from 5 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

PROS
"ride" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying all 5 2009 Volkswagen GLI reviews.

Andyscarquest writes:
2009 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

Love the paddle shifters, Leather seats hug you in the turns.  

Cons

If you don't accelerate correctly you can have some substantial power lag for a couple of seconds before the turbo kicks in.  

Andyscarquest
35

2009 Black Vw Gli — Awesome car but you pay for it considering the base price of a regular Jetta. I love the looks, the handling, and the 18" wheels make this car pretty impressive looking. Plus it doesn't have the crown front that the regular Jetta's do which I don't care for.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
GLI
Looking for a Used GLI in your area?
CarGurus has 68 nationwide GLI listings starting at $6,800.
ZIP:
John writes:
2009 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Fun to drive and lots of potential!

Cons

VW break pads squeek like there is no tomorrow

45

Don't Think, Just Buy! — • Performance - out of the box, it was quick and handled well, but needed a little aftermarket TLC. After some go fast goodies, its nasty! • Build Quality - Only one rattle has popped up in the passenger door • Appearance - It is sexy in candy white and the interlagos cloth is growing on me • Cost of Ownership - 30 mpg with APR software! no cost scheduled services for 36k! • Fun Factor - It's a blast to drive now!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Jenel writes:
2009 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T PZEV Review
Accessories:
Brakes:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Interior Noise:
Long Trips:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Ride Comfort:
Safety:
Snow/Ice:
Looks/Style:
Visibility:
Warranty:
Overall:
5

Pros

Great handling, solid drive

Cons

Nothing

25

You Will Fall In Love At The First Drive — Lots of FUN...Drove 3000 miles within 3 weeks. Has the Audi feel, without the Audi price. Currently gets 31-32 mpg average in city and highway (mostly highway drive from A to B) in manual transmition. Free maintenance for 3 years. Feels solid on the road.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Lauren writes:
2009 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

performance and appearance are awesome

Cons

none

25

My Gli Is Awesome — It's an awesome car, I love the performance, handling and appearance. It's not a car you see everywhere on the street, the modifications are awesome and easy to come by. A little tint and I think the car will be finished...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Robert writes:
2009 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Great performance for the money and room for the kids

Cons

Body roll, lack of stability in pushing hard

35

Gli Not Quit As Fun As Gti But Still Great Fun — After 3 GTIs in a row the GLI isn't quite as satisfying to drive. While it's basically the same car the extra weight and height seem to affect overall performance. However, although it's not as zippy as the GTI it's still loads of fun to throw into corners. The 18 inch 40 profile P Zeros make up for what seems like more body roll than the GTI. Still highly recommend- great bang for the buck.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying all 5 2009 Volkswagen GLI reviews.

Review your car

Reviews From Other Years

2012 Volkswagen GLI Reviews

Blown Away By dealsonwheeels247

i love 90% of this car except the leg room for big guys as well as rear leg room,beside that is my ultimate pocket rocket commuter vehicle with exceptional gas mileage and all around sexiest VW Gli ev... Read More

Great Car But Too Small By Stauffer44

i would put power seats in it in this car. interior look awesome with the black leather with red stitching. Fender radio sounds amazing. The 2.0 turbo gets up and goes great, it will pull you back in ... Read More

Read all 5 2012 Volkswagen GLI reviews

2008 Volkswagen GLI Reviews

Only Thing Better Is The Audi R8 By Conner

Perfect. 6 speed manual makes every gear feel like 3rd gear. H&R springs make cornering a dream. Awesome factory 10 speaker system with 6 cd changer. Even the base model has plenty of safety features ... Read More

Great Sports Sedan By Doug

It is awesome. It is the perfect mix of performance and useability. It is able to carry five people when I need it to for business, yet it is able to get to 100kph in under 6 seconds when I want to hi... Read More

Read all 13 2008 Volkswagen GLI reviews

People researching a 2009 Volkswagen GLI contacted a dealer about

Volkswagen Jetta
21% of the time
Volkswagen GTI
8% of the time
Volkswagen Passat
6% of the time
Picture of 2009 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T PZEV, exterior
Volkswagen GLI
6% of the time