2009 Volkswagen GTI User Reviews

2009 Volkswagen GTI Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 21 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: 4.8 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

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"power" 12 reviews
"ride" 10 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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James writes:
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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Huffer writes:
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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Bristol writes:
2009 Volkswagen GTI Review
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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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romanz85 writes:
2009 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T PZEV Review
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4

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Volkswagen GTI has gets great gas mileage, and is perfect for commuting to work and or school.

Cons

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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Chad writes:
2009 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 2Dr Review
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The performance is perfect for this car fun to drive when you want it but also  practical

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I did not find one with the nav system so i dont have a touch screen

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Wont Be The Last Vw Or Gti I Will Buy In My Life Time — My first new car has good acceleration since it has a turbo. Has a good warranty I dont have to pay for any maintenance for the first 3 years at all. It is a blast to drive it is the worlds first Hot Hatch.

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Mohamed writes:
2009 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Review
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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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Bogdanelius writes:
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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Andy writes:
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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Jinuk writes:
2009 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 2Dr Review
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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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Vaughan writes:
2009 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Review
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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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2013 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

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2012 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Awesome Coupe With Hatchback Versatility By peteh2

Overall a perfect car. It's sedate in everyday driving but performance oriented when you want/need it. And it's a sport car that you can drive at 10/10th of it's ability on public roads. Try that in a... Read More

I Love Everything About My Gti By canicken

I love my GTI, I have owned 3 of them, and my next car will most likely be a GTI as well. It is sporty, practical, comfortable, and the interior is nicer than many luxury brands. We also have a 3 se... Read More

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2011 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Cute, Fun! By tinasmuda1

Very reliable, roomy for small hatchback. Manual is fun to drive. I love the back twisty roads. Very sporty. The navigation is easy to use. The car is super smart and everything is at your fingertips ... Read More

Smiles Per Gallon By Davrod12

Shopping for a new hot hatch to buy, I narrowed my search to the 2011 GTI, WRX, and MazdaSpeed3. The GTI was the winner...here is why: Drivability: As a driving enthusiast and avid kart racer, I lo... Read More

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2010 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

My Great Little Car By ersid

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2008 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

If You're Into Compact Hatches, This Is The One To Get. By TurboedEclipse

I drive a 2008 VW GTI. It has the hatchback look with my favorite type of engine setup, the 2.0 liter turbo. The engine has pep and mine comes with the automatic DSG Tiptronic transmission which can b... Read More

Sporty Ride - Great Value For The Money By JRICH14

This is a really sporty, great handling little car. Easy to park and drive - has great acceleration and cargo space. Wonderful for someone who has lots to haul or owns 4 dogs like me. I highly reco... Read More

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