I just bought the 2012 GTI last week.
So far: non-linear acceleration i.e. the pedal has about
two inches of dead travel before the car reacts and then it engages and the car shoots forward,
which makes it very dicey in traffic.
Over rough pavement the dash and the A pillars buzz like a hornet.
I couldn't have a bigger case of buyer's remorse.
Will VW fix this?
Maybe they will surprise me; if not I'll follow every nuance of the Ohio Lemon Law and they can buy it back.
The interior is well equipped.
Fit and finish are nice, which makes me wonder how I could have all of the buzzing in the dash over rough pavement.