2010 Volkswagen GTI Long-Term Road Test

2010 Volkswagen GTI: Make Yourself Comfortable

January 11, 2011

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Though the GTI is generally pretty accommodating, a few of us have already noted the generously padded driver seat isn't a perfect fit for shorter folks. Still, it's well-shaped and would likely be fine for the shorties if the bottom cushion wasn't quite as long and the front end (not just the rear) could be lowered. But it was the sliding center armrest that got my attention recently. In its normal position, it's too far back to rest my elbow on, leaving my shifting arm hanging in the breeze. Pulled towards the front, it worked like a charm, providing support while not intruding upon the shifting process.

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 19,364 miles.

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