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Donald writes:
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Wastegate rattle resulting in turbo failure with no redesigns by vw just fork out another 2k for repairs for their design flaw

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Cristian writes:
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amazing car to drive! I love how smooth it feels driving it.

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Alex writes:
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A small family car that is very practical being hatch back, very peppy with the 2.0 turbo motor as well

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Ricky writes:
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Bets car ever would recommend to everyone super happy with my decision

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2011 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door FWDReview
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For The Kid, And Adult In All Of Us — 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 respectable adult in me.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: style for days. great power. good handling. upscale cabin. DSG transmission w/ Launch Control!!

Cons: rides a little stiff for bumpy city streets (thank you philadelphia!)

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2011 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWDReview
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Great Day-to-day Commuter — 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 Bluetooth-have there be a delay before it disconnects perhaps?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Suspension tuning (perfect comfort/sport balance), styling, build quality, fit and finish, decent stereo, great turning radius, traction control that is actually helpful in snow/ice and doesn't diminish from driving experience, pretty decent backseat (in 4dr)

Cons: Unimpressive MPG in non-diesel engines, higher maintenance costs than Japanese competition, rather large blind spot, bluetooth disconnects as soon as car turns off (Very frustrating if listening to music)

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2011 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWDReview
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Cute, Fun! — 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 from the Bluetooth, telephone, navigation, etc.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Love my sporty car! Fun to drive. Handles like a dream.

Cons: Must share with my college age son.

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2011 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door FWD with SunroofReview
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Smiles Per Gallon —

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 look for a specific type of car to own...a car that I can have fun in every scenario...Smiles per gallon if you will. The GTI powerband was the perfect blend for me with 200hp and 207 pound feet of torque in an approx 3100 lb car. At 2k rpm you get all the power you possibly need out of this little 4cyl Turbo motor, all the way up thru 6k rpm. The power is consistent....again, the powerband on this mark 6 GTI is perfect for someone wanting to really push this car, in any gear. The brakes could be slightly better, but you can make that change with some improved aftermarket pads. There is no lag like in the WRX...the wrx power doesn’t kick in until 4k rpms which causes you to thrash it to get the right power. You have to strangle the wrx, getting it wound up to 4k rpms. If you are caught in the wrong gear (ever so slightly) you'll have the same type power as a base corolla…its an issue for those need power NOW moments. The Mazdaspeed3 suffers from bad torque steer. Its been documented on previous generations and hasn’t been fixed. Interior: Fit and finish on the GTI is world class. The materials used are above the standard. The interior wears well, fits well, and looks great. From the flat bottom steering wheel, to the ctr console, to the seat fabric, to the head liner etc. Ergonomically it fit my 6’2” frame well. The sunroof could be a little bigger. The standard speaker system (non Autobahn package) are better than the Bose in my previous 05 G35. The dash and layout are very Audi-esk. The interface between the radio, computer, steering wheel controls and blue tooth are the best ive come across. VW made it a point to make this interior a best-in-class-interior and they nailed it. The WRX interior is horrific with the cheapest of cheap plastics, a 10 year old radio, and speakers that you couldn’t give away. The dash is nice, but the inside is by far, the worst interior of, in my opinion, almost any new vehicle currently for sale. The Mazdaspeed3 fell in between both, and met most of my standards, but for the strange hypnotizing red fabric and qwerky dash and center layout. Its just a little to wierd for me. Exterior: 1st place WRX. 2nd place GTI, 3rd place MS3. If I could buy a car with the GTI interior and drivability, but the wrx body, thats whay Id be lining up to buy. GTI body is, in my opinion one of the best looking hot hatches on the road. Although I slightly favor the agressiveness of the wrx, the GTI is a great mix or refined sportiness. The rear diffuser, honeycomb grill, spoiler, and especially the Detroit rims make it stand out significantly against a VW Golf. The paint is good and wears well, it has held up to New England winters well. (something Subaru owners long for). Overall a sharp looking hatch. Reliability: I put 28k on my GTI before my vehicular ADD kicked in and I traded it. Ill be honest, I thrashed this GTI as soon as It was broken in properly and it never had any issues. Not one. Maybe I was lucky, but I had a great experience throughout the year and a half and 28k miles I used my GTI. I drove hard, I broke hard, I pushed its grip to the limit on a daily basis (all safely of course) and it never blinked an eye at what I threw at it. I tracked it once and the brakes were quickly out of their comfort zone, but for regular driving on roads you will be fine. Overall, I traded my GTI about a year ago and frequently look at buying another MK6 GTI to tie me over until I get in line for one of the first MK7 GTI’s to his the US. If you love to drive, buy a GTI. You WILL NOT be disappointed.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Powerband
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Cons: needs more aggressive exterior

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2011 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWD with Sunroof and NavigationReview
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Very Practical And Excellent To Drive — very german, fantastic to drive, fuel efficient and handsome looking, feels very high quality, has fantastic seats, it feels very solid and very confident every time I get in it, it is very spacious compared to competitors, maybe not as fast but still the most comfortable and practical.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: great seats, great stereo, excellent engine, dream to drive

Cons: DSG can be slow to react sometimes, and can ride roughly in bad roads

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2011 Volkswagen Golf GTIReview
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Fire Cracker — This is a great small car, powerfull enough for a 0-100 in just over 6 seconds. Yet very comfortable to drive. Really good on the long open road as well as a very quick little city runner. Value for money in inovation as well as performance and looks.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Very Comfortable, Good city car

Cons: Small boot

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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

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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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