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.

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


  • 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 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Deep Black Metallic Titan Black leatherette75,697 miles
Used 2012Volkswagen GLIAutobahn
Est.Loan: $206/mo
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Volkswagen GLI 2012 Autobahn PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) Candy White 127,636 miles
Used 2012Volkswagen GLIAutobahn PZEV
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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Volkswagen GLI 2012 Autobahn PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) Candy White Titan Black leatherette27,886 miles
Used 2012Volkswagen GLIAutobahn PZEV
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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!