Used 2011 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

2011 Volkswagen GTI
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2011 Volkswagen GTI

Pros

  • Hatchback versatility, unmatched interior sophistication, confident handling, supple ride, good fuel economy.

Cons

  • Many competitively priced sport compacts are quicker and handle better.

Used 2011 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback for Sale

Volkswagen GTI 2011 PZEV 4dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
39,831 miles
Used 2011
Volkswagen GTI
PZEV
List$13,241
Est.Loan: $247/mo
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$300 Below Market
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2.0L I4 TSI DOHC 16V Turbocharged, 6-Speed Automatic, United Gray Metallic, ABS brakes, AM/FM radio: SIRIUS, Compass, Electronic Stability Control, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Heated Top Sport Front Seats, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Remote keyless entry, Traction control. 2011 Volkswagen GTI with Sunroof & Navigation United Gray Metallic CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. FWD 6-Speed Automatic 2.0L I4 TSI DOHC 16V Turbocharged 39831 is 60529 miles below market average! 24/33 City/Highway MPG Awards: * Car and Driver 10 Best Cars * JD Power APEAL Study * 2011 IIHS Top Safety Pick Car and Driver, January 2017. Reviews: * Hatchback versatility, unmatched interior sophistication, confident handling, supple ride, good fuel economy. Source: Edmunds
Volkswagen GTI 2011 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
125,879 miles
Used 2011
Volkswagen GTI
Base
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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--- 1 Owner -- well maintained. Comes equipped with ABS Brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM Stereo, Automatic Transmission, Auxiliary Audio Input, CD Audio, Cloth Seats, Cruise Control, Front Seat Heaters, Overhead Airbags, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Windows, Rear Defroster, Satellite Radio Ready, Side Airbags, Traction Control, Turbo Charged Engine. Financing and Extended service plans available.
Volkswagen GTI 2011 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
123,595 miles
Used 2011
Volkswagen GTI
Base
Beyond Motors
19 mi away
List$8,258
Est.Loan: $154/mo
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$227 Below Market
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Volkswagen GTI 2011 PZEV 4dr Hatchback w/Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
80,573 miles
Used 2011
Volkswagen GTI
PZEV
List$12,495
Est.Loan: $233/mo
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VA inspection passed! Drives excellent..2011 VOLKSWAGEN GTI Front Wheel Drive with powerful 2.0L DOHC FSI 16-valve turbocharged I4 engine and driven 80573 miles!You can always call or text at (703) 763-4428 for quick answers to your questions..For appointments only: We are available until 7:30 pm Monday to Saturday . We are open on Sundays 11 AM - 4PM. Please call us prior to your visit...Terms of Sale Overview: We reserve the right to end this listing at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for sale and sales prices are subject to change without notice.Fees and Taxes: All vehicles sold are subject to $495 dealer processing fee. This represents the costs incurred with inspecting, cleaning, and adjusting vehicles. This fee also covers preparation of all documents, as well as all costs incurred with shipping of paperwork. Buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered. Accepted Payment Type: Cash, certified check, bank transfers, EFT or 3rd-party financing.WARRANTY: Please call us about warranty details. Different terms may be applied which is dependent on the millage , year and make of the car. Warranty is applicable when full/advertised price is paid when purchasing the car. FINANCING:If you have a job we can assist with financing (bad or good credit).Interest rates may vary and related to your credit and income.Please note, processing fee, DMV fees and taxes are not included in the price.. Older (more than 10 years old) and certain high maintenance luxury vehicles can not be applied for. Please, contact us prior submitting credit application on any vechicle if you have a question.Millage : Millage on the odometer may be higher than you see on the ads
Volkswagen GTI 2011 4dr Hatchback w/Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
83,797 miles
Used 2011
Volkswagen GTI
Base
List$9,988
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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With the largest inventory in the area and GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL, visiting Sullivan Auto Trading just makes sense. We have a professional sales team and ASE certified technicians with many years of experience ready to serve your automotive needs We understand shopping online to find the vehicle that fits your needs is a small part of your goal. We know your #1 priority is to be confident and comfortable with accurate representation in your transaction. Our goal is not to sell you a vehicle, its our vision to earn a long standing relationship with our customers. We believe being a blessing to others is a seed sown to be blessed. We know we are #1 in pricing and vehicle condition in the market. This vehicle has been Virginia State Inspected, fully detailed and evaluated by our ASE Certified Technicians. Free Carfax reports are available for your convenience. We have an outstanding relationship with our Lending Institutions and are extremely competitive with interest rates.Please Call (540-371-9877) all Questions will be answered. This 2011 Volkswagen GTI w/Sunroof is offered to you for sale by Sullivan Auto Trading Inc.. CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee is reassurance that any major issues with this vehicle will show on CARFAX report. If you are looking for a vehicle with great styling, options and incredible fuel economy, look no further than this quality automobile. The GTI w/Sunroof has been lightly driven and there is little to no wear and tear on this vehicle. The care taken on this gently used vehicle is reflective of the 83,797mi put on this Volkswagen. Pre-owned doesn't have to mean used. The clean interior of this Volkswagen GTI makes it one of the nicest you'll find. Fast? That doesn't even begin to describe it. Get behind the wheel and take it for a spin to see just what we mean. Treat yourself to a wonderful driving experience in this wel- optioned Volkswagen GTI w/Sunroof. Equipped with the latest in driver comforts, this Volkswagen is the benchmark of modern automotive engineering. Stand out from the crowd as a 2011 Volkswagen GTI w/Sunroof is a rare find and just may attract paparazzi. The upgraded wheels on this vehicle offer improved handling and an attractive appearance. More information about the 2011 Volkswagen GTI: The GTI sticks with its model heritage, offering surprisingly quick acceleration and crisp handling while sipping fuel. Handling has been improved again in the latest GTI, to give it a lighter, quicker feel, yet the GTI still offers interior appointments that are more premium compared to other sporty small cars and safety and entertainment features that are otherwise in the realm of luxury vehicles. Price is a big selling point for the GTI as well; starting around $23,000, the GTI offers a lot of performance for less money than other hot hatches and a lot less than all-wheel-drive machines like the Subaru Impreza WRX and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Interesting features of this model are excellent DSG transmission, Strong all-around performance, classy interior, good fuel economy, and strong safety
Volkswagen GTI 2011 Autobahn 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
109,451 miles
Used 2011
Volkswagen GTI
Autobahn
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Volkswagen GTI 2011 PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
68,377 miles
Used 2011
Volkswagen GTI
PZEV
Worley Motors
91.8 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2011 Volkswagen GTI may not be top dog when it comes to performance numbers, but overall it's one of our top picks when it comes to sporty hatchbacks.

vehicle overview

Mark Twain famously wrote, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics." Judged on statistics and track numbers alone, the 2011 Volkswagen GTI would be one of the least desirable of the currently available sport hatchbacks. But that's a lie. In reality, the GTI is a front runner among the competition.

Sure, the 2011 Volkswagen GTI isn't as quick to reach 60 mph as the competition, nor can it weave through the slalom or cling to a skid pad as tenaciously. How then, you ask, can the GTI rank so highly in such a sport-oriented segment? The answer is two-fold: refinement and drivability.

The VW GTI's interior is quite simply, the best in its class. It's so nice, in fact, that it could be mistaken for a cabin from sister company Audi, save for the plaid fabric seats. (About those private school uniform-patterned coverings -- it's a nod to the original GTI from more than three decades ago.) The GTI also boasts surprising amounts of rear legroom and useful cargo space considering its compact overall size.

Drivability is the other main advantage the 2011 Volkswagen GTI has over other sport hatches. Output from the 2.0-liter turbo engine is smooth and linear, and that power is more manageable in the real world than that of more feisty rivals. Competitors like the 2011 Mazdaspeed 3 and 2011 Mini Cooper S suffer from torque steer -- the sensation of the steering wheel tugging in your hands under hard acceleration -- that many drivers find distracting.

In addition to the Mazda and Mini, other performance hatchbacks to consider include the all-wheel-drive 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart and 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX. Certainly, there's a lot to like about all of these cars. But if you're like Mark Twain and don't blindly go by the numbers, you'll find the 2011 GTI an ideal pick -- the sum of its parts can't be quantified with statistics alone.

Trim levels & features

The 2011 Volkswagen GTI is a high-performance compact hatchback offered in both two-door and four-door body styles. The four trim levels are intuitively named for the main feature additions in lieu of stand-alone options, starting with the base GTI and proceeding to GTI with Sunroof, GTI with Sunroof and Navigation and GTI Autobahn.

The base GTI's standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear roof spoiler, foglights, heated outside mirrors, launch control (with DSG only), a sport suspension, full power accessories, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, alloy pedals, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, steering wheel-mounted shift paddles (DSG only), cruise control, a trip computer, air-conditioning, heated front sport seats, plaid cloth upholstery, split-folding rear seats with a center pass-through, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker stereo with CD player, satellite radio, auxiliary audio input and iPod integration.

As the name suggests, the GTI with Sunroof trim adds a sunroof, but also gets you a leather-trimmed sport steering wheel with multifunction controls, a touchscreen interface for the stereo and an in-dash CD changer. The GTI with Sunroof and Navigation adds adaptive xenon headlights and a touchscreen navigation system. The range-topping GTI Autobahn rounds out the lineup with leather seat inserts, keyless ignition/entry and a premium Dynaudio sound system.

2011 Highlights

For 2011, Volkswagen has simplified the GTI's trim levels. Otherwise, the GTI remains largely unchanged.

Performance & mpg

The front-wheel-drive 2011Volkswagen GTI is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while a six-speed dual-clutch automated manual (called DSG) is optional. The DSG transmission can be shifted manually via the shift lever or paddles on the steering wheel, or it can operate as a standard automatic.

In testing, the GTI accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds, which is slower than the competition by at least half a second. It is also on the pokey side in terms of handling, turning in a 67-mph run through the slalom and pulling 0.84g on the skid pad.

The EPA estimates fuel economy at 24/32 mpg city/highway for DSG-equipped models and 27 mpg in combined driving. The manual transmission achieves slightly less, at 21/31/25 mpg.

Safety

Standard safety equipment for the 2011 Volkswagen GTI includes antilock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Last year's optional rear-seat side airbags for the four-door have been discontinued.

In government crash testing, the GTI sedan earned four out of five stars for frontal crash protection of the driver and front passenger and five stars for side impact driver protection. In performance testing, braking from 60 to zero mph required 129 feet, which is a full car length longer than the Mazdaspeed 3's impressively short 115-foot halt.

Driving

On paper, the 2011 Volkswagen GTI isn't as quick or nimble as other sport hatchbacks, but unless you're battling for the quarter-mile or shortest lap time, it provides a better overall driving experience. Turbo lag is nearly undetectable and torque steer is apparent only when driven with reckless abandon. Either transmission performs admirably, with rapid and smooth shifts from the DSG. In everyday conditions the GTI feels solid and composed, though some enthusiast drivers will likely complain that the suspension tuning is too soft for truly aggressive driving.

The flip side, though, is that the GTI also gets high marks for comfort and ride quality when compared to the competition. At highway speeds, the cabin remains as quiet as some luxury cars, and bumps in the road are smoothed over by the compliant suspension. All told, the 2011 Volkswagen GTI provides enough sporting fun to satisfy most drivers.

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Interior

Among sporty hatchbacks, the 2011 Volkswagen GTI's interior ranks at the top of our list. Plaid seat heritage aside, the overall cabin reflects a more serious and mature design language, with hints of Audi's upscale trim and switchgear throughout. Materials quality is as good as it gets in this segment, as are the well-shaped front seats.

Gaining access to the surprisingly roomy rear seats is naturally easier with the four-door GTI, but ingress and egress to the two-door's rear seat is a relatively painless ordeal. Behind the rear seats, the cargo area can hold up to 12.4 cubic feet -- double the capacity of a Mini Cooper, but about average for other hatchbacks. When down, the split-folding rear seats bump that figure up to 46 cubes.


Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Best car I ever owned
new11gti,06/24/2011
I am one of those types of people that buy a new car every year. To name a few of my favorites I owned, Honda Prelude, Suburu STI, Jeep Wrangler, Honda Accord. My 2011 GTI is by far my favorite. The look, the feel, the performance..I could go on for days. If you are thinking about getting one, take it for a test drive and you will not regret it.
Not so good after 5 Months
englander1,01/24/2012
Well I blame myself for not doing my homework, but reliability has been less than poor. Three times in the shop for Oil Separator, Water Pump and Oil Pressure Sensor. Like many state VW Customer Service is terrible. When its not in the shop its a great car. Handles well, fuel consumption is also a big plus. I don't tend to keep cars long but this may be a record even for me, may be gone for the first oil change.
I truly enjoy driving again, thanks to this car
philaburb,03/05/2011
I did plenty of research on this, and have not been dissapointed. I bought a 2011 4 door with the 6 spd manual, and its been perfect. This is the best balance of fun/value/comfort I could ask for. 3 months, 3K miles and so far its been great. I did get an extended warranty just in case, however so far its been solid. The car has a very high quality feel, but you still feel involved as the driver. Its comfortable and practical when I need it, and its quick and precise when I need it- I can't imagine needing anything more than this out of a daily driver car. Roomier in the backl seat than my Volvo S60, love the look of the car and the hatchback practicality. Beautiful
5 years later... tuned, fun and smiles
GTIGR,04/25/2016
It's been already 5 years with the GTI (6M, Autobahn). It is my daily commuter. And I take it to short, fun trips with the entire family (wife+2 kids). I thought of trading it for a BMW 2 series or an mk7 GTI (or golf R). But this car has aged like a good red wine. After everything she's done for me, I couldn't give her away. Instead, I added the upgraded APR flash files (v2.1)... fell in love all over again. The car surprises me so much that I giggle every time I put my foot down. Overall, the interior is in outstanding condition with absolutely no squeaks (and germanic fit and finish). Also, I've had ZERO issues with the only thing being ill changes every 7,000 miles. Do I do preventative maintenance before things brake? Yes, I replaced the water pump at 40k (weak link of this car), diverter valve and coil pack (the latter two updates are more related to the tune). In conclusion, take care of her and you'll be fine (true for most German cars).
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Features & Specs

MPG
21 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
200 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
24 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Gas
200 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
21 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
200 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
21 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
200 hp @ 5100 rpm
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