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2009 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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Good to be in a VW again!
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By GTI Owner
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2009 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

The GTI is a great all-around sporty car. Good power, no turbo lag, good handling, nice interior with lots of room, good fuel economy, and it feels & drives like a more expensive vehicle. It may not have the outright power of a WRX, but the refinement and fun are a great combination for me. It handles great, is quiet going down the road, and I'm getting mileage in the mid-20's around town. It inspires confidence on back roads, and never feels like you are asking it to do something it doesn't want to.


Best Features

2.0T TSI engine, uber-cool plaid cloth upholstery, supportive & comfortable seats, refinement


Worst Features

Brake pedal feels a little soft...it works great, but could use a firmer feel. The shifter is smooth & low- effort, but could have a tighter feel and shorter throws to it.


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King of Hot Hatches
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By Henry
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2009 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Very fun to drive. Handles amazingly well on windy roads. Braking is good enough. Great engine noise. No turbo lag whatsoever. Has all the power you would ever need in a front wheel drive car. Love the horseshoe wheels, though I got the 17" ones since I parallel park so much (already have some marring). I had a 08 Rabbit before and all the little improvements are completely worth it. I'm nervous about the resale value and long term reliability being a VW, although I like this car so much I can't see parting with it while it still runs. Plan to have it for a long time. Very easy to park in the city being a small 2 door hatch.


Best Features

Steering wheel w/ volume controls, standard heated plaid seats w/ lumbar support, fancy pedals including fancy dead pedal, 6 speed manual gearbox, horseshoe wheels, ESP, free maintenance for first 36000 miles. Love that VW still sells a hot hatch in the states unlike Ford and Honda. It's best anyway


Worst Features

Factory iPod control is abysmal. The default AUX in works much better, and it's free. Quick recline seats would be nice. Cruise control would be better on the steering wheel. It is somewhat clumsy to have it on the turn signal wand. Wish it still had the headlight washing system.


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