2012 Volkswagen GLI Consumer Review: Fantastic sub $30k sport sedan

2012 Volkswagen GLI - Consumer Review

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Autobahn PZEV Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)

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Fantastic sub $30k sport sedan!!
By jhatfie on


2012 Volkswagen GLI Autobahn PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


I have owned several performance sedans through the years including a current generation Nissan Maxima SV with sport package, 07 'Civic SI, 05' Subaru Legacy GT Limited, Mazdaspeed 6. I was able to grab this 12' GLI Autobahn for $23500 which is a steal honestly for what you get. Coming from my SI, the GLI has way more torque and much better gas mileage while having equal handling, but with better interior materials. I average 29mpg in mixed driving and on straight freeway trips usually see 34-35mpg and as high as 37mpg. Had the APR stage 1 ECU update done and the car is a rocket now without even a dent in gas mileage. Some interior plastics could be better but overall a great car!

Best Features

Fuel economy, seats, motor, handling.

Worst Features

Rear AC vents, xenon headlights, better sound proofing, better interior plastics.
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By kaos64
on 05/10/12 20:51 PM (PDT)

23500 for the autobahn? Is that including the destination fee? I live in Dallas and the best I've seen is 22500 for the base GLI (mt) including dest.

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By pure_hp
on 05/06/12 19:45 PM (PDT)

That is A STEAL!!! Where did you buy your GLI if you don't mind me asking??

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