Awesome Car for the $
By CRS150 on
2009 Volkswagen GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
Bought my '09 GLI from a local dealer that specializes in off-lease VW & Audi cars. Car was actually a buy-back from VW for an engine problem. Car only had 2K miles, full warranty and a clear title. Roughly 35% off MSRP was too good to pass-up. I have read of reliability issues with VW but owned a late 90's Jetta that never had an issue so I'm not worried...many, many miles of warranty left. Car is a blast to drive and the highway acceleration is fantatstic for a 4 cyl car. DSG transmission is also a very nice piece of engineering. A little notchy on take- off but if you understand the engineering, it's really not an issue. Only had the car for 10 days but 0 regrets so far.
Solid structure, great drivetrain and good gas mileage/performance trade-off.
Black on Black car is very hot in summer and A/C takes quite a while to cool cabin after sitting in the sun.