2010 Volkswagen GTI Long-Term Road Test

2010 Volkswagen GTI: Putting Nice Stuff Where It Counts

April 14, 2010

The more I drive this GTI the more I'm impressed by its relatively affordable price. For $25K, this is about as much car as one could expect. It's well built, has great seats, more than enough power and the kind of detailing you rarely find in this price range.

Take this steering wheel badge for instance. It's made of actual metal. Looks good and let's face it, if you're going to spend a little money on trim why not spend it on something that's right in the owner's face?

Obviously, the fact that VW made this piece of trim out of metal doesn't make this a better car. It's just another example of the detail work that went into its design and execution. Would love to see more $25K cars with this level of detail work.

Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor @ 4,061 miles

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

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