2009 Volkswagen GTI User Reviews

2009 Volkswagen GTI Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 22 reviews

  • Performance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 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:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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"power" 12 reviews
"ride" 11 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"transmission" 3 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"hatchback" 2 reviews
"price" 2 reviews

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2009 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Review
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FUN!FUN!FUN!

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A sexy dominatrix with a riding crop that spanks currency from your wallet, Auchtung!

mdjones2
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Just Do It. — The Mk V was my favorite GTI in 2012. Bought a 2009 with low mileage and had stage 3 performance package done with a trusted mechanic. At $23k, it has been the greatest driving performance ever and I have been a GTI nut ever since.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2009 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T PZEV Review
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Volkswagen GTI has gets great gas mileage, and is perfect for commuting to work and or school.

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There are no cons

romanz85
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2009 Volkswagen Gti — This Volkswagen GTI gets about 29/31 miles per gallon. It is a 6 speed manual with a turbo. It has remote power door locks, power mirrors, low fuel level warning, turn signal in mirrors, dual illuminating vanity mirrors, 4 wheel abs, remote anti-theft alarm system and also daytime running lights.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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fun to drive

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back bumper

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Hot Hatchback — Acceleration and brakes are quite perfect, if you once drive it on sport mode you will never drive it normally you need to spend on it if you drive it violently it looks nice with german best interior quality its cost is affordable compared to other german cars, it dose not consume too much gas. fun to drive

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2009 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Review
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good handling, hatch, original design, hundred of mods for chiptuning

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if you have enough money to buy an r32

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My Mk5 Gti — acceleration = good if you wok on engine, braking = average, handling = very good, Cost of Ownership - gas mileage, maintenance .. hmmm middle prices for them Fun Factor - is this car fun to drive? INDEED Alot of fun with this huge bug with big eyes!!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2009 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 2Dr PZEV Review
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If you like M3

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.... — * Performance: 250HP 400NM after APR stage1 * Build Quality: Some electronic issues * Appearance: Need to change the rims... getting bored. * Cost of Ownership: Soso... first 30K maintenance are free * Fun Factor: It's a GTI... Do i need to say more? :) Further tunings pending!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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FAST

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Electrics

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My Fast Gti — Very stable and the perfect hot hatch. Very well rounded. Fast and comfortable at the same time. Excellent traction did even need snow tires in the winter and I live in Michigan. Only bad thing would be the electronics. VW is not known for having quality electric systems in their cars

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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driveability and performance

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The colour in Summer

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German Engineering At Its Best — Performance - for what the engine is and its economy the performance is excellent Build Quality - This is as good as it gets for a German car! Appearance - The car looks great in Black, just hard to keep clean Cost of ownership - Excellent gas mileage, maintenance is a little costly but distance from service to service is great (15 000km) Fun Factor - Car is great, makes a nice exhaust note and fun to play around with but then can also be driven well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2009 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 2Dr Review
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Fun but Practical

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Bad things happen...

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Great Car Overall... Beats All In Its Price-range... — In regards to price, quality, driving enjoyment, and practicality I compared the GTI with a 350z, C30, Cooper S, Altima Coupe, Accord Coupe, and tC. All in all, the GTI wins. The 350 is fast and fun but not practical for commuting; a great toy. The C30 was too expensive for a car of the same quality of the GTI. The Cooper S is the most over-designed and disgusting interior I have ever seen. The Altima and the Accord were overpriced and bad on gas. And the tC was low-quality... The GTI won on almost all of these points and if it didnt win it was a close second...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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transmission

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cup holder size

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Frickin Sweet — I love the size and accelaration and transmission. Handling around the turns is very managable and terrific. Its grey with red trim, and looks extremely attractive. It is very fun to drive and faster out of the hole than many other cars have come across.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2009 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 2Dr Review
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Handling, value, build quality, gas mileage, amazing engine, DSG gearbox

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Doesn't corner like a Ferarri Enzo ;-)

Huffer
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I Wish I Would Have Discovered This Car Years Ago. — The perfect pinnacle of price, performance, and practicality. I also own a 2006 Pontiac GTO with a supercharged (aftermarket) 6.0L V-8 pumping out 540 hp and 520 lb-ft, and this little GTI is as much fun to drive as my muscle car, and maybe even more so with respect to all around handling. When I have to decide which car to drive, it's always a tough choice, but I'm never surpised when the GTI wins out (and usually more often).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2013 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Perfect Jack Of All Trades By ErroneousRex

This is a beautiful package of a vehicle. Funto drive, stylish, comfortable, efficient, and well built, the GTI consistently surprises. It can handle the turns with ease while comfortably seating 4 fu... Read More

Love My Gti! By photofinishstudio

I love the stylish look. Just the right size. Fast pick up response. Stereo sounds great. I get 300 miles on a full tank. This is the first car which my dog actually enjoys riding in the back seat. ... Read More

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2012 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Great Car Would Buy It Again By shabra

I like everything about my GTI handles awesome great car. I would recommend a friend and family. this car was awesome loved how it drives how it sounds and gas saver plus it is very fast car you would... Read More

Great Little Car By Troyboy2

The golf GTI is an excellent little car. With the hatchback you can carry lots of stuff in it. It's comfortable, gets about 30 miles per gallon and has the power to pass people at will. My only proble... Read More

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2011 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

For The Kid, And Adult In All Of Us By damonrlloyd

the 2011 gti has enough power, taut handling and aggressive style to appease the eighteen year old kid in me, yet the lines are refined, and the interior is upscale enough to be suitable for the resp... Read More

Great Day-to-day Commuter By alexofdodd

Love my VW it is such a nicely balanced vehicle and really impressed me with it's stability at the limits and in snow. Can almost run with the Subarus when fitted with snow tires. VW-please fix the Bl... Read More

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2010 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Practical Hot Hatch By hshamilt

Plenty of cargo space. Nice interior. Very sporty. The only weak spot is that it is front wheel drive only. All wheel drive really should be an option. There also should be higher horsepower opti... Read More

My Great Little Car By ersid

Its a very cool car for young people. It has an exhaust that sound amazing(never boring). It very fast in the corners the car sticks to the road picks up very qucik and for a four door it small which ... Read More

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2008 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Overall Very Impressed With The Build Quality, Reliability, And Performance. By David

I love the engine and transmission combo in this car, and it's also the best handling car I've ever owned. You do need to purchase a couple of specialized tools for maintenance, but otherwise it has ... Read More

Hot Hatch!! It Feels Like A Hatchback Should. By smoky187dz

I love most everything on this car except for one thing and that's the tail lights. I think Volkswagen could have done better with the tail lights. I just didn't like the crystal red tails that they p... Read More

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