2011 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: Excellent machine!

2011 Volkswagen GTI - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual w/Sunroof & Nav)

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Excellent machine!
By Gary Haikin on


2011 Volkswagen GTI 4dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


I just purchased the car a week ago, was very lucky to find candy white I wanted with the manual transmission. I was shopping for Audi A4, but realised that significant premium in price is not worth it. It has vertially the same engine and the same features (except Quattro), since Audi eliminated all goodies last year to save money. Engine is very powerful and torqey. It's a lot of fun to drive, it has a well appointed high quality interior. It's rather spacious inside and looks nice outside. Though the last one is according to the taste. The gearshifter is precise, the brakes are strong and the steering is tight. The dashboard layout is convinient and instrument cluster is easy to read.

Best Features

Powertrain is magnificient. Suspension is tight and firm. Interior is beautiful. The xenon lights work excellent. The interior red lighting at night is comforting. The media and navigation are very easy to use. The seats are comfortable and supportive. Trunk access is very practical.

Worst Features

This is not a cheap vehicle and I believe the following features should be included: auto-dimming mirrors, headlight washers, LED taillights, power adjustments for the seats, auto climate control. Dynoaudio should be offered as a stand alone option. Navigation screen is very small.
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