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2010 Volkswagen GTI Review

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The most mature sport compact on the market, 2010 Volkswagen GTI is so different from other sport-tuned compacts that it almost belongs in its own class. Its sharpened suspension doesn't compromise its ride quality, which remains supple and sophisticated. Its turbocharged motor trumpets a sweet song when called upon, but is barely audible during normal cruising. And unlike its competitors, the GTI looks and feels more like a Lilliputian luxury car than a boy racer. This is the sport compact that you bring home to meet the family.

Not much has changed on the new-for-2010 "Mk VI" (sixth-generation) GTI, but little tweaks go a long way here. Whereas the previous GTI's styling was a bit bloated, this one has crisper lines and tighter proportions. The interior has been reworked, too, providing even more of an entry-level-luxury ambience than before. The "wasn't broke, didn't fix it" category includes the amazingly roomy backseat and practical breadboxlike hatchback body style. The only flaw VW chose not to correct was the GTI's power deficit relative to its steroidal peers.

Yes, that sweet-sounding 2.0-liter turbo-4 turns out to be the GTI's Achilles' heel — if speed is a top priority, that is. Rated at the same 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque as the Mk V GTI's engine, this well-mannered mill gets waxed at the drag strip by big-turboed bruisers like the Mazdaspeed 3's 2.3-liter four (263 hp, 280 lb-ft) and the Subaru WRX's 2.5-liter boxer-4 (265 hp, 244 lb-ft). The GTI's engine is less prone to turbo lag and more refined and fuel-efficient, but there's no denying its disadvantage in brute force.

So the GTI isn't the fastest sport compact on the block. No matter; it's still the one that will likely hold the most appeal for consumers who want a true all-in-one performance car. With its engaging personality, remarkable functionality and Audi-like polish, the 2010 Volkswagen GTI is in a class of one, and incidentally one of the best automotive values under $25,000.

Used 2010 Volkswagen GTI Overview

The Used 2010 Volkswagen GTI is offered in the following submodels: GTI Hatchback. Available styles include 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), PZEV 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), PZEV 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M). Pre-owned Volkswagen GTI models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 200 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2010 Volkswagen GTI comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed automated manual, 6-speed manual.

What's a good price on a Used 2010 Volkswagen GTI?

Price comparisons for Used 2010 Volkswagen GTI trim styles:

  • The Used 2010 Volkswagen GTI PZEV is priced between $12,398 and$14,990 with odometer readings between 79896 and99659 miles.
  • The Used 2010 Volkswagen GTI Base is priced between $13,590 and$13,590 with odometer readings between 99172 and99172 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2010 Volkswagen GTI?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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