2010 Volkswagen GTI Long-Term Road Test

2010 Volkswagen GTI: The Shift Light

February 02, 2011


The GTI has a shift light that's constantly telling me when to shift. I've been shifting for 25 years. Even if fuel economy were a priority, I don't really need it.

To me, the shift light feels like a modern voice mail system which spends 45 seconds telling me to leave a message after the beep then hang up -- something I've been doing for even longer than driving and am fully capable of doing without instruction.

What about you? Shift light or no?

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor

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

$142 per month*
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