Comfort Beats Out Fashion - 2010 VW GTI Long-Term Road Test

2010 Volkswagen GTI Long-Term Road Test

2010 VW GTI: Comfort Beats Out Fashion

May 17, 2010


"I can't ride in that," my daughter said when I picked her up from school on Friday.

"Why not?," I asked impatiently.

"Because I'm wearing stripes!," she protested.

"Get in the car," I said. "Now."

Aside from her concern about the VW GTI's plaid interior clashing with her outfit, Emma and I agree that the GTI has the perfect seats for both of us--me in the front and her in the back. Sure, she's not thrilled about climbing into the back of a coupe, but once she's in, she says the seat feels like it was made for her.

I feel the same about the driver's seat. It feels like a custom fit--not too wide, not too short, perfect level of support and side bolstering.

I may have overlooked the ultra seat comfort if I hadn't just driven a Lexus LS 460 the night before. As nice a cabin as the Lexus offers, I never really got comfortable.

Couple of seat covers (and maybe two more doors) and the GTI could be my next car.

Kelly Toepke, News Editor @ 5,708 miles

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