2010 Volkswagen GTI Long-Term Road Test


2010 Volkswagen GTI: How Do You Like Me Now?

March 14, 2011

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A year ago, regular unleaded gasoline was a mere $3.07 here in the Los Angeles area. And 24.6 miles per gallon could be deemed a small price to pay for the fun of a zippy little hatchback like the Volkswagen GTI.

Today, the average price of gasoline in L.A. $3.97. As you can see from the sign above, it was even higher in West L.A., which is where I filled the GTI today. (Thank heavens it's not one of those cars that requires premium.)

So with the cost of gasoline in mind, is 24.6 mpg still acceptable for a small, albeit spirited car? If we were to get another hot hatch once we sell the GTI, should we expect better fuel economy from it?

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @ 21,560 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2010 Volkswagen GTI in VA is:

$141 per month*
* Explanation
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