The Old Knob Was Better - 2010 VW GTI Long-Term Road Test
ADVERTISEMENT

2010 Volkswagen GTI Long-Term Road Test

2010 VW GTI: The Old Knob Was Better

December 07, 2010

2010_volkswagen_gti_shifter_lt_305101_815.jpg

Caroline wrote a few weeks ago that she finds the GTI's shift knob to be comfortable and I agree, although I think the old one was better.

2007_volkswagen_gti_shifter.jpg

The previous-generation GTI's shift knob was more the size and shape of a billiards ball, which nicely fits in your hand regardless of whether you're resting it on top of the shifter or gripping it from the side. The new one looks cooler because of the red, but the old was just some red paint away from looking just as good.

Of course, both are trumped by the 30th anniversary shifter, which features the same golf ball dimples as the original GTI (and the Citi Golf).

golf ball shifter.jpg

So, which shift knob do you prefer and what's your favorite type of dingo?

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 17,261 miles


Leave a Comment
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Past Long-Term Road Tests

ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411