2012 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: Great real car
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2012 Volkswagen GTI - Consumer Review

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PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Great real car
By dingol on

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2012 Volkswagen GTI PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

Review

I drive sports cars. I frequently end up selling them due to not being able to use all their power and features on the road. The GTI Gives real world performance. You can utilize all the gears without committing a felony. Well balanced. Powerful but not too much. Power comes on smoothly from about 2000 rpm (when boost is entered) all the way up. No need to keep it up at redline all day. I finally have a car that is comfortable enough to commute in yet still sporty enough to take the twisty way home. If you're a number racer, buy a Ferrari. If you love to drive pick up the gti. Easy real 4 passenger commuter near mini s performance. Corners near red territory.

Favorite Features

Smooth power application across band. Great interior. Base model gets only those extras that are industry standards.

Suggested Improvements

Ditch the stock all season tires. No audible feed back. Good performance for a golf, horrible for a GTI. Boo Dunlop. Slick, soft side walls, poor, but reliable traction. No warning when you're on the edge. Rear camera should be standard. Rear visibility bad for parking. But not so big as to be problematic. Car comes with a noise maker in the firewall (apparently a German sport standard now, even on Carreras ) makes fake engine noise. Hard to get to, but easily disabled. Makes car quieter and real. Aural version of a fake hood scoop..
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