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2012 Volkswagen GTI User Reviews

2012 Volkswagen GTI Review Ratings

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PROS
"ride" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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2012 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T PZEV Review
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Handles like something well above it's class, MDI cable is a must have for every vehicle .

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Not the best fuel economy in class, but it's a GTI so who cares.

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The Ultimate Hot Hatch — The 2012 GTI is yet another gem in the long line of hot hatchbacks from VW. It handles and races well outside its class, and the numbers don't do it justice. One of the most fun cars to drive I've ever been in, and I've driven everything from 645d's to SL55 AMG's. I've raced and beaten Mazdaspeed 3's, WRX's, TT's, and Si's.

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

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Finn writes:
2012 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T PZEV Autobahn Review
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its Beautiful and quite fast its just a great well rounded car.

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Not AWD

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Great Car — As most of reviews i have read on this car have stated this is an overall great well rounded car. It is extremely reliable, it is very fuel efficient, and fun to drive. for a performance car in the price range it is lacking some performance areas. The acceleration and power while impressive is not as competitive as other vehicles in the same price range. but overall i am very pleased with this purchase.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cedric writes:
2012 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T PZEV w/ Sunroof and Nav 2dr Review
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fun engine, great handling, very supportive seats, German build, aggressive looks

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no panoramic sunroof available

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One Of The Best Compact Car With Great Price/quality/fun Ratio — Performance - Lots of torque for a lightweight car, loads of fun! Build Quality - it's German, DUHHH! Appearance - Looks simple and beautiful without all the bells & whistles Cost of Ownership - great gas mileage given the performance Fun Factor - 10/10 especially on rural roads

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jmsurprenant writes:
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Styling, Handling, Accelration

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Pricey wheels easily scuff if you drive sloppy (I do).

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Wicked Fun To Own And Drive. — This is one smart looking car - From the cutting edge exterior trim lines to the sporty chrome line dash. The Interlagos plaid Recarro seats seals the deal looks-wise. This car is a beast if you get your revs about 3K and the turbo kicks in, but it's also very civilized - you can shift it at low RPM (under 1.5K!) and cruise at 40 MPH in 6th. This takes some getting used to, but it's fabulous. To top it off, fuel economy is quite decent. Whenever I drive my GTI I think to myself, why doesn't everyone drive a VW? Bravo, Vee-Dub, you've done it again!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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trunysin writes:
2012 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T w/ Conv and Sunroof Review
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Handling and Size. it is a lot of fun to hustle around. Stock Pirelli's are GREAT.

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Fuel economy should be much better for the mild power. Not as much storage options up front. Suspension can be jarring over rough road.

trunysin
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Hella Fun With Gti, Some Minor Misses!! — I really do love my car. This set of tires are great in any weather. It is a lot of fun to drive, but power could be more ample. In turn, so could fuel economy. All in all, GREAT PURCHASE

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Dan writes:
2012 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 2dr Review
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Everything is awesome about this car.  If you're looking for a car with performance and tons of unlockable power in the stock turbo, this is the car for you. Oh, wait did I mention, I get 34 MPG! There is no way you're going to get that performance out of a V8 with the MPG. Period

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Smaller car, but a lot bigger than I even thought.

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Performance, Fun, Save Gas! — There is nothing I dislike about this car. Even stock, this car will surprise you with the performance. But, with the minimalist of upgrades, it unlocks this car's true performance. This car right now is over 280hp and whips you to the back of your seat.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2010 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

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2009 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

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2008 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

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