2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI: 10,000 Miles and a Return to Form
May 15, 2015
We've reached the 10,000-mile mark on our 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Most of us love this new-generation GTI, which is once again hailed as a driver's car. Some feel the ride is a bit too stiff, but hey, it's a rare car that pleases everyone on our staff.
The GTI has been pretty reliable so far, though not completely trouble-free. The first problem was a faulty passenger seat heater early on. Strangely it would turn itself off about five minutes into use, and then refuse to turn back on without a full restart.
Next, the rear wiper cover fell off when the GTI went through a car wash. Most recently, we noticed the infotainment screen fritzing-out sporadically. Twice, on start-up, the screen stayed blank for several minutes, also eliminating the rearview camera display.
Since we just passed 10,000 miles, the car reminded us via the instrument panel that it needs an oil change pronto. All of the above is on the dealer's to-do list for our next visit.
Mike Monticello, Senior Road Test Editor @ 10,000 miles