Loves the Open Road - 2010 Volkswagen GTI Long-Term Road Test
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2010 Volkswagen GTI Long-Term Road Test

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2010 Volkswagen GTI: Loves the Open Road

October 07, 2010

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I put a quick 200 highway miles on our long-term 2010 Volkswagen GTI yesterday and was reminded again just how good this car is on the highway. If the GTI feels a bit out of sorts on back roads, it's perfectly home at 70+ on the interstate.

The suspension/tire package results in a neatly composed ride, and there's still enough compliance to smother out the bad patches of pavement. In addition, we drove through heavy rain, and the Dunlop all-season tires channeled the water well.

The other thing driver and passenger noticed was the low level of cabin noise. We still need to have a TSB performed on the leaky driver door seal, both otherwise, the cabin is incredibly well insulated from wind and road roar for a car in this price range. Even the wipers were quiet. It was so serene and relaxing that we turned off the radio and just talked.

So why haven't I taken a road trip in our GTI yet? Time for some paid time off.

Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 14,032 miles

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