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

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2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review
Username1234 says:
Also a great car, just under powered from the Mazdaspeed3.
vs2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI winning categories:
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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 Golf 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 Golf 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 Golf 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 Golf 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 Golf 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 Golf 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 Golf 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 Golf 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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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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