2007 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: German feel and performance on

2007 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback - Consumer Review

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By glm on


2007 Volkswagen GTI 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


Have had several Hondas, this is much more car for less money. Having read a few of these other reviews I guess that experiences vary, but I've had exactly 0 problems with this car after 3 1/2 years of "spirited" driving. Nothing. Nada. Oil changes, regular maintenance, and that's it. I will say that the handling is a bit disappointing, feeling a bit top heavy and with a bunch of understeer. The DSG is less amusing than I thought and it's back to a stick next time around. But, overall, great motor, good all around driver. Took it from upstate NY to Outer Banks and comfortable all the way. A set of Blizzaks and snow is no issue. Finally I agree with Consumer Reports.

Best Features

Interior quality, overall build quality, torquey motor.

Worst Features

Lower the suspension, stiffer roll bars, 40 more horsepower (well, I chose not to chip it) DSG upshifts too soon in D, too aggressive in Sport mode.
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