2013 Volkswagen GTI User Reviews

2013 Volkswagen GTI Top Comparisons

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2013 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWD with Convenience and SunroofReview
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Perfect Jack Of All Trades — This is a beautiful package of a vehicle. Funto drive, stylish, comfortable, efficient, and well built, the GTI consistently surprises. It can handle the turns with ease while comfortably seating 4 full grown adults, and still kick you in the pants with its pep. Don't be quick to judge. It will impress you.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Sporty, fun, stylish, efficient, classy, luxurious

Cons: Somewhat costly, a little small.

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2013 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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Great Car! Love Her — Great acceleration, handling, and braking. I have super sporty tires on her so the only negative of the car is when there is snow not much traction. super fun to drive! for the money you get a lot. Interior is by far the nicest of all the cars i was looking at. great gas milage as well even when youre having fun

Pros: everything

Cons: snow driving

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2013 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 4-Door FWD with Convenience and SunroofReview
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Fabulous — The ability to upgrade to APR and not lose the warranty is great! I really enjoy riding this car with the DSG. It lets me go to higher revs. The acceleration on this thing is just great! I love this Car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The DSG is awesome, and the rumble of the engine is enough!

Cons: Nothing!

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2013 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Driver's Edition 4-Door FWDReview
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Love My Gti! — I love the stylish look. Just the right size. Fast pick up response. Stereo sounds great. I get 300 miles on a full tank. This is the first car which my dog actually enjoys riding in the back seat. Steering wheel is comfortable, very cool looking and has many controls right at your fingertips including voice automated contact lookup with Bluetooth to my phone which plays my music from also. Sweet!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handles corners like a pro.  Love the rear wiper, led lights, heated seats and mirrors. The sturdy feel of this car makes me feel safe.

Cons: The only thing I wish the car had was a backup camera; other than that, this car is awesome.  Safety feature makes it tricky to drive with two feet (I sometimes press the brake and gas at the same time which causes it to hesitate). Wish there was a USB port for my iPhone; but there is a hookup for an iPod.

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2013 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Autobahn 2-Door FWD Review
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Best value for money in the hot hatchback category. Does everything well.
vs2016 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door with DCC and Navigation
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Power Ranked 2016 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door with DCC and Navigation better.
"More powerful engine"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2016 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door with DCC and Navigation better.
"I think its the same as a GTI"
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2013 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Driver's Edition 4-Door FWD Review
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vs2013 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works
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Power Ranked 2013 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works worse.
"Horsepower rating and engine size"
Value Ranked 2013 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works better.
"Amazing car overall!"
2013 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Autobahn 2-Door FWD Review
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vs2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1
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Handling Ranked 2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1 worse.
"The GTI feels lighter and easier to manipulate through corners than the Mach 1. The Mach 1 has an advantage coming out of the corner with the RWD, but overall I would rather corner hard with the GTI."
Front Seats Ranked 2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1 worse.
"Front seats in the Mach 1 were horrible. One of the reasons I sold the car."
Back Seats Ranked 2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1 worse.
"Neither has great back seats but the GTI certainly has much better back seats than the Mach 1"
Would Buy Ranked 2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1 worse.
"The only thing that the Mach 1 beats the GTI on is the sound of the V8."
2013 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Driver's Edition 4-Door FWD Review
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vs2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Touring
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Looks/Style Ranked 2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Touring worse.
"Nice hot hatch for a family car. Looks less like a teenagers car then Focus ST and MazdaSpeed. Smooth drive is great almost always but leads to it being a little soft in the corners. "
Value Ranked 2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Touring better.
"I dont think you can get more power and fun for the price. Also a good amount of cargo room and back seats fold all the way flat allowing you to load up a bike or other large items easily."
2013 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWD Review
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This comparison is sort of an apples to orange comparison. Both are great cars. However the GTI would require some modification to perform as well as BMW. Also these 2 Cars Dr. very Differently. You must remember that the GTI is pulling with the front will drive and the BMW is pushing with the real world drive. So both cars must be driven differently. Must be very cognizant of this difference. From a price perspective and safety I would say the GTI is a first better car into performance. The BMW would be more like a second level or second car with some driving experience. I am not sure about how the maintenance is going to go on the BMW. The GTI has been fairly decent. GTI also gets a little Bit better gas mileage.
vs2014 BMW 2 Series M235i Coupe RWD
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2013 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 4-Door FWD Review
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Fast enough, looks great, nice and simple and refined interior. Soft handling, soft steering, sloppy shifter without any feeling. It feels like there are a zillion rubber washers between me and the experience of driving the car. So is very nice but it is not raw or super engaging like a Subaru BRZ or a Honda Civic SI, those cars are super raw!
vs2013 Honda Civic Si
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Reviews From Other Years

2012 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Great Car Would Buy It Again By shabra

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... Read More

Great Little Car By Troyboy2

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 proble... Read More

2011 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

For The Kid, And Adult In All Of Us By Damon

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 resp... Read More

Great Day-to-day Commuter By alexofdodd

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 Bl... Read More

2010 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Practical Hot Hatch By hshamilt

Plenty of cargo space. Nice interior. Very sporty. The only weak spot is that it is front wheel drive only. All wheel drive really should be an option. There also should be higher horsepower opti... Read More

My Great Little Car By ersid

Its a very cool car for young people. It has an exhaust that sound amazing(never boring). It very fast in the corners the car sticks to the road picks up very qucik and for a four door it small which ... Read More

2009 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Just Do It. By mdjones2

The Mk V was my favorite GTI in 2012. Bought a 2009 with low mileage and had stage 3 performance package done with a trusted mechanic. At $23k, it has been the greatest driving performance ever and I ... Read More

2009 Volkswagen Gti By romanz85

This Volkswagen GTI gets about 29/31 miles per gallon. It is a 6 speed manual with a turbo. It has remote power door locks, power mirrors, low fuel level warning, turn signal in mirrors, dual illumin... Read More

2008 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Overall Very Impressed With The Build Quality, Reliability, And Performance. By David

I love the engine and transmission combo in this car, and it's also the best handling car I've ever owned. You do need to purchase a couple of specialized tools for maintenance, but otherwise it has ... Read More

Hot Hatch!! It Feels Like A Hatchback Should. By Elmir

I love most everything on this car except for one thing and that's the tail lights. I think Volkswagen could have done better with the tail lights. I just didn't like the crystal red tails that they p... Read More

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