2010 Volkswagen GTI Long-Term Road Test

2010 Volkswagen GTI: The People's Dyno

October 08, 2010


So once it's parked, I look down and see the GTI's odometer reading, "14,076 miles." It's been around here since February, so this is a goodly number of miles.

And this makes me think of the Mazdaspeed 3, which struggled to crack 20,000 miles the last month or so, even though it's been around for almost a year.

Never mind dynamometer comparisons of horsepower, which car do people really like to drive?

After six months of being driven almost daily, the GTI had recorded 11,300 miles. After six months, the Mazdaspeed 3 had recorded 10,213 miles.

Well, you can quibble about frequency of drives and duration of trip and all the other variables, but the people's dyno has given us its result.

Michael Jordan, Executive Editor, Edmunds.com @ 14,076 miles

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