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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mdjones2 writes:
2009 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Review
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4

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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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romanz85 writes:
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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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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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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Mohamed writes:
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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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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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Bristol writes:
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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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John writes:
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Looks and Performance

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Great — Amazing car great handeling, and performance is very good. I would recomend any one to buy the GTI... The looks attract alot of people... Its not one of the best sports cars but it is def great car for its price..

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

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1983 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Awesome By Alex

Great fun car if you like your classic hot hatches. Well worth searching for a good example as there are a few old dogs out there (fine if your looking for a project). Certainly a head turner and gr... Read More

A 30 Years Love Affair By Dimitri

The definitive hot hatch still cuts it, it's light, agile even though the brakes have never been one of its strongest points. Safe, fast, small, airy, a real delight to drive it on B roads. 2 more at ... Read More

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1984 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Das Auto!! By Dave

was just a cool gti!!quick and agile and loved the way it cocked a wheel when cornering really hard,it was the sort of car that never looked like it was fast but loved its overall handling,performance... Read More

84 Gti By Sheb

love the car, its lightweight, decent power, and really nimble. great for autocross, ice racing, or just carving up the local roads. lots of potential for mods as well, from oem+ to full blown scc... Read More

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1985 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Love It, Will Drive It Until It Explodes! By Flash728

This car is GREAT! It's very quick, light, and it handles like a go-cart! The only issues I've encountered is (with age) little things start falling apart, such as the sunroof no longer seals pro... Read More

1985 Gti By Will

Performance- 8 sec. 0-60, typical braking, impressively quick in turns. Build quality- The car is a great low maintenance performer. Cost of owner ship- Great gas milage about 35 mpg. Fun factor- Th... Read More

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1986 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Fun, Awesome Fuel Mileage, Wicked In The Snow... By Brent

There's really nothing I don't like about this car... It's the MOST FUN car I've owned... Handles gravel and snow and ice covered roads like a hot knife through butter... Would love to convert mine to... Read More

Great If You Know How To Work On Them. I Have Alot Of Good Memories In This Car. By gsidley

a little under power but can beat alot of cars through 3rd gear. handels like it is on rails. i have been driving this gti for ten years. i love it will never get rid of it! it's a blast Read More

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1987 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Get One You Will Fall In Love With Vw By Omar

great little car very roomy for a hatch nack very quick and agil used by many enthusiast for rally, cirquit,drag and more it has always been one of my all time favorites and is still in production ... Read More

Handles Great, Loud And Low By Kevin

Build Quality: Alternator bracket likes to loosen itself up Car Comparisons: Its a VW nothing else compared to it Performance: It got angry on the dyno and decided to leak coolant everywhere, but it... Read More

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