2012 Volkswagen GTI Top Comparisons

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2012 Volkswagen GTIReview
GuruGPCKY writes:
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The car drove beautifully. I know what kind of car I want

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2012 Volkswagen GTI Review
Username1234 says:
Also a great car, just under powered from the Mazdaspeed3.
vs2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
2012 Volkswagen GTI winning categories:
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  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
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  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Looks/Style Ranked 2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 better.
"Hood scoop"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 better.
"larger car"
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2012 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWD with Convenience and SunroofReview
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Awesome Coupe With Hatchback Versatility — Overall a perfect car. It's sedate in everyday driving but performance oriented when you want/need it. And it's a sports car that you can drive at 10/10th of its ability on public roads. Try that in a Porsche or Corvette.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: dsg transmission, handling, plaid seats

Cons: seat material can make it challenging to clean, gas mileage could be better

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2012 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWDReview
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Great Car Would Buy It Again — I like everything about my GTI handles awesome great car. I would recommend a friend and family. this car was awesome loved how it drives how it sounds and gas saver plus it is very fast car you would love too

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: love it

Cons: nothing wrong with it

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2012 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 4-Door FWD with Sunroof and NavigationReview
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Great Little Car — The golf GTI is an excellent little car. With the hatchback you can carry lots of stuff in it. It's comfortable, gets about 30 miles per gallon and has the power to pass people at will. My only problem with this car is that it's a German car with German car maintenance costs.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great handling, versatile little car that gets very good gas mileage for as fast as it is.

Cons: VW's have high maintenance costs, this car is no exception.

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2012 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWDReview
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I Love Everything About My Gti — 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 series BMW, I prefer driving the GTI. I have the Autobahn, with push button start, leather, Navigation, and Dynaudio. The sound system in this car is phenomenal.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Ive owned many GTI's,

Ive had the MK-2, MK-5, and now the MK-6, I've loved all of them...Amazing drivers cars.

Cons: repairs can be expensive, but they are reliable if you maintain them.

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2012 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 4-Door FWD with Convenience and SunroofReview
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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

Pros: Handling and Size. it is a lot of fun to hustle around. Stock Pirelli's are GREAT.

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

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2012 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
Dan writes:
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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

Pros: 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

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

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2012 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWD with Sunroof and NavigationReview
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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

Pros: fun engine, great handling, very supportive seats, German build, aggressive looks

Cons: no panoramic sunroof available

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2012 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWD with Sunroof and NavigationReview
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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

Pros: Styling, Handling, Accelration

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

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Fun, practical car. Good on gas and nice interior. Want to compare to ofhers Read More

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Excellent ride. Slightly harsh rode quality, but very powerful and enjoy to drive. Read More

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