Used 2012 Volkswagen GLI Pricing


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2012 Highlights

After a two-year hiatus, the VW GLI returns as an all-new model based on the recently redesigned Jetta.


Pros

  • Fuel-efficient and sprightly engine
  • spacious cabin
  • well-equipped.

Cons

  • Competitors are quicker and handle better
  • numb steering
  • delayed throttle response with DSG transmission
  • lackluster interior materials.

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Used 2012 Volkswagen GLI for Sale

Volkswagen GLI 2012 Autobahn PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) Candy White 127,636 miles
Used 2012Volkswagen GLIAutobahn PZEV
List:$7,995
Est.Loan: $150/mo
Great Deal!
Great Deal!
Volkswagen GLI 2012 90,919 miles
Used 2012Volkswagen GLIAutobahn
List:$10,477
Est.Loan: $196/mo
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Volkswagen GLI 2012 Autobahn 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Tornado Red Titan Black leatherette82,934 miles
Used 2012Volkswagen GLIAutobahn
List:$11,400
Est.Loan: $213/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
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Volkswagen GLI 2012 Autobahn PZEV 4dr Sedan w/Nav (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Tornado Red Titan Black leatherette87,000 miles
Used 2012Volkswagen GLIAutobahn PZEV
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Features & Specs

4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
MPG262726
Seating555
Transmission6-speed manual6-speed automated manual6-speed manual
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower200 hp @ 5100 rpm200 hp @ 5100 rpm200 hp @ 5100 rpm

Top Consumer Reviews

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Worth the test-drive!
So I recently got engaged and decided to sell my 2006 Infiniti G35 Sedan 6-speed manual, which I loved. I looked at the following: Kia Optima, Chevy Cruze, Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, BMW 3-series, Jetta, and Acura TSX. My criteria: had to be 4 door sedan, and had to be manual transmision. I get so tired of salesmen trying to sell me on tiptronic fake manual transmissions! I test drove all of those cars, and I was very close to getting a kia, however, the only way to get a 6speed was getting the base model with plastic hubcaps. I went to VW with my fiance, we drove the 5 speed SE Jetta, and was bored. Then... I saw the GLI and was instantly in love.
Fantastic sport sedan
In a perfect world, everyone could afford a 65k BMW M3. If you're like me, you want a fun to drive car which gets good mileage & doubles as a family car and doesn't cost a ton, the GLI autobahn hits on all counts. This car tells you what to expect when you turn the ignition and it lets out a low growl, and it will make the chore of driving around town an absolute pleasure. Around town it hugs turns and twisties and gets up and goes as fast as any other sedan in its class. Was easy to install car seats making the wife happy. It may be a Jetta but has a distinctive enough look that it turns heads. I'm a bit concerned about reliability long term, but bought a warranty for peace of mind.
Fantastic sub $30k sport sedan!!
I have owned several performance sedans through the years including a current generation Nissan Maxima SV with sport package, 07 'Civic SI, 05' Subaru Legacy GT Limited, Mazdaspeed 6. I was able to grab this 12' GLI Autobahn for $23500 which is a steal honestly for what you get. Coming from my SI, the GLI has way more torque and much better gas mileage while having equal handling, but with better interior materials. I average 29mpg in mixed driving and on straight freeway trips usually see 34-35mpg and as high as 37mpg. Had the APR stage 1 ECU update done and the car is a rocket now without even a dent in gas mileage. Some interior plastics could be better but overall a great car!
Used 2012 Volkswagen GLI Overview

The Used 2012 Volkswagen GLI is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Autobahn PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), Autobahn PZEV 4dr Sedan w/Nav (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Autobahn 4dr Sedan w/Nav (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Autobahn PZEV 4dr Sedan w/Nav (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), Autobahn PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Autobahn 4dr Sedan w/Nav (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), Autobahn 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and Autobahn 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM). Pre-owned Volkswagen GLI models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 200 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2012 Volkswagen GLI comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automated manual. The Used 2012 Volkswagen GLI comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Volkswagen GLI?

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Volkswagen GLI trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Volkswagen GLI Autobahn is priced between $10,477 and $11,400 with odometer readings between 82934 and 90919 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Volkswagen GLI Autobahn PZEV is priced between $7,995 and $10,000 with odometer readings between 75233 and 127636 miles.

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