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Great all around sprty car
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By GTI Fanboy
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2007 Volkswagen GTI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


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After testing many cars (Fit, Mazda 3, Accord, Passat, Legacy, A3) I decided to go with the GTI 4-door. I don't regret my purchase in the least. The car is a lot of fun to drive and the seating position is great. The powertrain is fantastic, with torque available everywhere, and the DSG is flawless. The car has a nice compromise of ride quality and handling. The interior is ergonomically perfect except for cruise control, and is made out of high quality materials (and the plaid seats are a plus). The hatchback design is very versatile and manages to hold items that would just not fit in a sedan. Fuel economy is better than the 2007 EPA rating. 14K mi trouble free and only 1 minor rattle!


Best Features

Perfect engine, DSG, form fitting seats, 17" Denver alloy wheels (mini Huf's), I love the minutely adjustable knob for seatback angle, Climatic holds 72 degrees very well, longer Euro svc. intervals, steering wheel and its controls, ambient lighting, trip computer, ESP, lots of airbags, safe.


Worst Features

The stereo is pretty terrible (tho I love the head unit), cruise control should be on the steering wheel, wish it had Flexible Svc. like a BMW or a Mini (longer int's). Brakes are fine, but not great. No seat heaters with Pkg 1, boo! Lots of road noise with all season Continental tires. 1 rattle.


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VW GTI - Great Performance to Economy
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By JM
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2007 Volkswagen GTI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


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Traded a Touareg V8 - Loaded for the New GTI MKV. The replacement is economically friendly and no disappointment to drive. The best features include the DSG transmission. There is a little too much road noise - but nothing too distracting.


Best Features

DSG - Horsepower to Weight


Worst Features

More sound insulation (road noise abatement). USA compatible Bluetooth


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Wow!
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By BMani
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2007 Volkswagen GTI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


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I traded in my Land Rover for this car and I haven't missed the rover one bit! The interior is set up wonderfully. I did not care for the looks of this car, but once I drove it I fell in love. The GTI has plenty of room and the addition of two doors helps as well. I LOVE THIS CAR!


Best Features

The DSG transmission, and interior setup. The red illumination lights that light up the console at night are very neat.


Worst Features

Like I said I traded in a Land Rover for the GTI. With that being said, the materials used for the leather seats could be better, and the carpet is very hard to keep clean.


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Not impressed
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By car lover
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2007 Volkswagen GTI 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Have owned the car for 4 months and already had 1 recall, rear windshield wiper stop working, passenger door seal came off, airbag fault. Dealer had to replace the harness.For a new car with 3500 mile I'm not impressed. Have always owned Hondas or Subaru and the Germans have got a bit of catching up to do. Oil filter is in an inconvenient place. You need to remove the shield on the bottom of the engine for access and it cost $12. Car lacks top end. Handles nice but awd would be a plus. Nice styling, comfortable seats, convenience of hatchback, My first and probably last VW


Best Features

Seats and stereo. Nice subwoofer.


Worst Features

Little more oomph. Ease of service. Lower cost of routine parts.


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Great Car, Few Quirks
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By microbreak
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2007 Volkswagen GTI 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Love the car. Would definitely purchase again. The only complaint stems from a glitch in the nav-equipped stereo. The Sirius unit sometimes forgets its presets. Other than that, no problems whatsoever.


Best Features

Interior is excellently executed. The steering wheel feels just right, the seats are supportive, the a/c controls are intuitive, and the seat heaters are GREAT.


Worst Features

Fix the issue with the stereo presets and we are good.


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