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Marco writes:
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The car was nice but I think the price they are asking for is just a little to high

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Kaleigh writes:
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Mike was awesome!! Fast easy and a nice car!

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2007 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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Small, Fun, And Classy —

I loved my MkV GTI. It was my first car and I bought it because I'm a fan of the styling, I like hatchbacks, and it's a very fun but refined car to drive. For someone without kids it has all the storage space you'll need (except if you need to move a mattress or something big like that). The short wheelbase and turbo 4 cylinder engine are a good combination, making the GTI very fun to drive and incredibly responsive to driver inputs. It also gets decent real world fuel economy, with my chipped car getting 28mpg city and 35 highway. It's reasonably easy to work on as well if you like to do your own maintenance, but you will need triple-square sockets if you want to do anything other than changing the oil or replacing the intake. Overall the interior is very nice and spacious with a good build quality. I had previously driven my parents' Honda Odyssey and Toyota Matrix, and the interior quality of the GTI far surpasses anything I could have expected. German cars are known for their fit and finish and the GTI doesn't disappoint. Visibility is also very good, with the c-pillars being the only real blind-spots. Keep in mind my car is the coupe version, so there will be different blind-spots with the four-door version. Styling of the car is good as well, with a semi-timeless look. The car is 8 years old at the time of this writing, but it still looks modern and classy. I can't say the same about the rest of the VW lineup from this year though, if that gives some perspective of my preferences. For instance, I would never own a MkV Jetta because I think the rear styling of the car is horrendous. I don't have any huge complaints about the car, with my only issues being the high pressure fuel pump cam follower and changing the oil. The HPFP follower is a metal cup essentially that follows a three lobe cam connected to the engine's cam shaft. It is part of the pump that pressurizes the fuel rails for direct injection. The follower's design is flawed, in that if it isn't routinely checked and replaced when wear is noticed it can blow up and destroy the camshaft in the process. This is obviously not good and costs about $2000 for parts and labor at a dealer. It is an easy thing to check, however, as I did at each oil change and never had any issues. This brings me to the next point of the manual stating oil changes only need to happen every 10k miles. This will decrease the life of the engine. Because it's direct injected it will burn some oil by nature of it's design, and the turbo itself uses engine oil to lubricate its bearings. By the time 10k miles roll around the oil will be in inadequate shape to properly lubricate the turbo, and the engine will be running very low on oil because of the natural direct injection burning process. That is why you need to change oil every 3k miles with full synthetic. This isn't cheap (about $50 if you do it yourself) but well worth it in the long run. Overall, if you're looking for a fun, quick, small, but practical car and don't have kids, then this car fits the bill. It gets good gas mileage, is well styled and designed inside and out, and will make you not want to leave the driver seat. Unless of course you test drive a MkIV R32, fall in love, and sell your MkV GTI and buy one of those.

Pros: Fun, small, and relatively quick. Handles nicely but still has a good amount of room to store stuff. Great head and leg room for tall people (I'm 6'3" and had tons of headroom)

Cons: Some maintenance quirks (high pressure fuel pump cam follower wear, factory recommended oil changes at 10k intervals when they should really be 3k intervals), slightly numb driving feel (but definitely still fun to drive)

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2007 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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Awesome — Has been a great looking car from the day we bought it - inside and out. Still stylish and doesn't look out of date. Very high quality - German engineering is obvious. With 6 speed manual transmission and 2.0T turbo is a blast to drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Fun to drive, sporty, looks great, high quality, German engineering

Cons: None

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2007 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
Nathan writes:
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Fun Car — A few mods really wake up this car. The car is fun to begin with. Handles well, looks great, interior is stylish and the engine is fantastic. Really enjoyed the power and handling, the 6 speed stick shift is fantastic and there was never a bad moment spent behind the wheel.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun and sporty with space

Cons: Heat/AC issues

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2007 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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Sporty; Fun; Practical — THis car was by far my favorite car that i have ever owned. It's hatch provides ample space for all your daily needs. THe fuel efficiency is very good as well. More importantly, it's the most fun when driving around a twisty back road. The handling is excellent and the power feels strong for a little hatchback.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great handling and power.  Sporty little hatch with cargo space to haul.  
Interior is spacious and build quality is beyond other cars within it's class.  

Cons: Maintenance cost for any German car seems to be a little above average - But well worth it!

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2007 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door FWDReview
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Great Car. Have Left Many High Enders Wondering What Just Happened? — Really well engineered and well constructed. There is technology and systems that you just don't find in a car this class. This has been one of the best driving road hugging rides I have ever owned. It made a VW lover out of me.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: very fun to drive

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2007 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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My Gti — Good acceleration, handling and allways starts right in the morning. Maintenance costs and the rear seats are the only downfall of the car. The car drives like a dream if i were to buy another golf the only change i would make is to buy the R32 version to have the extra 50 horse power and for the awd system.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The motor

Cons: the maintenance costs

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2007 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door FWDReview
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My Red Hot Wheels — Performance - good acceleration whenever i need it...a lot of power is available at my disposal. Braking is just as good. Handling is one of the best feature of this car. Build quality is not as i expected due to the roof lining problem at the sunglasses holder and the gearbox panel's black coating is too easily come off if scratched. It is a very fun car to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Awesome handling and lotsa torque yet comfortable if you wish to cruise along the highways...

Cons: Having not enough compartments for storage - Its a hatchback.

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2007 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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Perfect Car For Roadtrips — Overall very fun car, loved the handling, style, features and options, would have kept the car for a long time but got stolen. Power and handling, very fun to drive and reliable despite what people say about VW cars. I loved my GTI

Pros: My favorite so far.

Cons: nothing.

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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

Review By 1987spider

SE auto drives and handles great. Comfortable, quiet and seems like its built well. Price is absurd. Controls are too - no knobs and so hard to use without taking eyes off the road. Kept me from the p... Read More

Review By Guru91B2W4

Good value for VW GTI Strim, lots of standard safety features. Blind Spot, lanes assistance, even have air vents for those sit in the back seat. Compare to subaru wrx base/premium, it has none I menti... Read More

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

Review By Guru9KSF9W

Great to drive, comfortable and high quality finishes both inside and out! Love it. Read More

Review By Guru9NHKGX

The GTI line peaked at the mk7.5 model in terms of overall value. It’s got the best silhouette and cabin design in my opinion. And there’s plenty of technology to pair with the exceptional driving exp... Read More

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

Review By Mike

Great performing car if you like a stick. Nice interior. Comfortable seats even in bac Read More

Review By heatherharris67

I love everything about this car. The driving experience is excellent and I highly recommend getting a standard transmission for the full fun of driving:) The interior is laid out perfectly and its ... Read More

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

Review By Guru9157B8

This isnt what I expected and wasnt happy at all Read More

Review By Guru9TWFRJ

Even as the car was in mint condition it was not the rabbit edition ie no badging Read More

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

Review By Guru9KVSGH

Awesome car , very fun to drive especially the manual 6 speed. Glad I made this choice very sporty and well built. Read More

Review By Honoriu

Its one of the best car on the actual market ! Drive it ones and you will not accept another car ! Very good quality ! Read More

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