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GTI Over-rated and Over-priced
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By RP
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2007 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


Review

German engineering is over rated...The new DSG paddle shifting automatic transmission was a problem. On 3 occasions, the transmission refused to go from reverse to drive. The "D" symbol had a flashing box over the letter and would not engage. Everyday for two years when putting the car in drive it would take 5 or more seconds to engage a gear. Numerous trips to VW service was a waste of time despite describing the problem in detail the issue was never solved. Paint quality is poor, clear coat over the black paint would chip off, starting on the roof. Flaws in the paint job from day one we. Front seats were too narrow between the bolsters, uncomfortable. Very poor dealership support!!


Favorite Features

MPG for the level of performance. Good suspension and handling. Nice steering wheel and good cockpit ergonomics.


Suggested Improvements

Train VW maintenance personnel beyond "Plug in black box and read codes". Solve the DSG dual wet clutch automatic transmission. Remove the paddle shifters. Redesign front seats with more room between bolsters. GTI is far too heavy a vehicle for its size. There are far better cars for the money!


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FUN CAR WITH WORST ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
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By saturn101
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2007 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


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first owner, do service every 5K in dealer or respected shop... 30100miles, (right after service)fuel pressure sensor died on the road 200 miles away from home on a holiday.... 42000miles, power steering wheel and traction control lights on for 80% of driving time, 4 times to the dealer, 2 for diagnostics 2 for fixing, got fixed, first time for 15 mins before lights came on again, second time, better, 3 days... 50100miles, with those problems persisted, new problems came out, when those lights on, the power steering wheel would lose electricity for all buttons and pedals include signal lights, wipers... in the dealer for 8 business days and counting... bad luck, maybe, but lesson learned


Favorite Features

it is a fun car to drive even it is a FWD car


Suggested Improvements

reliability trumps anything else, stop talking about how fun to drive this car if the dealer couldn't fix a problem in almost 2 weeks


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THE Hot Hatch
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By codybrown
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2007 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I have been pleasantly surprised by this car. bought it new so I could get a warrranty as I was not sure of VW quality. I now have close to 70k on it, and haven't had any problems. It's a blast to drive and gets good mileage (25 - 30+, depending on the type of driving I do). The manual transmission is fun to shift; I have tried several others since having this car, and they all seem cheap and clunky to me now. Definitely one of my all-time favorite cars.


Favorite Features

Acceleration, design, front seats, reliability, functionality, mileage.


Suggested Improvements

Of course, more power would always be nice. My main gripe is how the car obsessive-compulsively locks itself any chance it gets. You can't exit the car and open the hatch without having to use your fob.


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It wins your heart!
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By sal42
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2007 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


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I bought my GTI new and it was my first car. I have loved it!!! It's been very reliable and fun to drive, as well as economical on gas, a great value. I have had no problems with the car and it has over 40,000 mi on it now. I am happy to have had this as my first car! I hope to keep it until it finally dies one day.


Favorite Features

Engine, DSG gearbox, brakes and suspension.


Suggested Improvements

Make the lumbar support for the seats better, but other than that it is very nicely built.


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Best all-around car I've ever owned
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By Thomas
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2007 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


Review

The perfect size car for city driving, FUN to drive, beautiful high quality interior, very comfortable sport seats, great customer service from my dealer & absolutely no reliability or repair issues. The hatchback & fold- down seats are very convenient. I have driven this car since new for almost 4 years now. It is the longest I have ever kept a car & it's one of my favorites. I have owned German, American, English & Japanese brands. In more affluent times, I have owned 2 Mercedes SL's & 5 BMW's. The Japanese are known for reliability, but the Germans win hands down for superior engineering & driving fun. I am shocked how much I continue to enjoy this GTI


Favorite Features

sport seats, flat bottom sport steering wheel with controls, DSG transmission, satellite radio, adjustable armrest on center console, one touch 3 blink indicator, lots of storage space, high quality interior.


Suggested Improvements

Black leather is the only color available with sport seats (in package). Wish there was a choice for a lighter color leather.


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