Used 2012 Volkswagen GTI

2012 Volkswagen GTI
List price range
$7,377 - $15,998

Pros

  • Hatchback versatility
  • interior sophistication
  • supple ride
  • good fuel economy.

Cons

  • Competitors are quicker and handle better
  • lack of interior storage.

Used 2012 Volkswagen GTI for Sale

Volkswagen GTI 2012 PZEV 2dr Hatchback w/Convenience, Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
63,791 miles
Used 2012
Volkswagen GTI
PZEV
CarTrust
8.3 mi away
List$13,495
Est.Loan: $252/mo
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Volkswagen GTI 2012 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
75,799 miles
Used 2012
Volkswagen GTI
Base
List$11,352
Est.Loan: $212/mo
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Volkswagen GTI 2012 PZEV 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
47,761 miles
Used 2012
Volkswagen GTI
PZEV
List$12,872
Est.Loan: $240/mo
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Volkswagen GTI 2012 PZEV 4dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
77,114 miles
Used 2012
Volkswagen GTI
PZEV
(5)
A-1 Auto Sales
38.6 mi away
List$11,295
Est.Loan: $211/mo
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Volkswagen GTI 2012 PZEV 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
99,579 miles
Used 2012
Volkswagen GTI
PZEV
List$13,895
Est.Loan: $260/mo
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Volkswagen GTI 2012 PZEV 4dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
69,587 miles
Used 2012
Volkswagen GTI
PZEV
List$11,988
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Dealer Notes
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. Sullivan Auto Trading Inc. has a wide selection of exceptional pre-owned vehicles to choose from, including this 2012 Volkswagen GTI. This 2012 Volkswagen GTI comes with a CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, which means you can buy with certainty. When it comes to high fuel economy, plenty of versatility and a great looks, this VolkswagenGTI PZEV cannot be beat. This Volkswagen GTI's superior fuel-efficiency is proof that not all vehicles are created equal. Gently driven doesn't even begin to explain how lovingly cared for this ultra-low mileage vehicle has been. If not for a few miles on the odometer you would be hard-pressed to know this 2012 Volkswagen GTI is a pre-owned vehicle. The incredible 2012 Volkswagen GTI PZEV is an invigorating performance machine that will pump adrenaline into any driver who dares to take the wheel. Do you really need any other reason to want one? This impeccably built Volkswagen GTI PZEV comes with a plethora of added features that have made this vehicle a unique find. These options will simply amplify the experience of owning and driving this wonderfully crafted Volkswagen. This vehicle's exterior has been babied. The paint is in excellent condition with nearly zero flaws or signs of age. If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind automobile, look no further. Equipped with upgraded wheels, this Volkswagen GTI is stunning to see driving down the street. More information about the 2012 Volkswagen GTI: The GTI sticks with its model heritage, offering surprisingly quick acceleration and crisp handling while sipping fuel. Handling in the GTI is light and quick, and the GTI offers interior appointments that are more premium compared to other sporty small cars, as well as 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 under $24,000, 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 Strong all-around performance, classy interior, good fuel economy, strong safety, and excellent DSG transmission
Volkswagen GTI 2012 PZEV 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
61,384 miles
Used 2012
Volkswagen GTI
PZEV
List$13,495
Est.Loan: $252/mo
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Steering Wheel Mounted Controls Paddle Shifter|Driver Seat Heated|Passenger Seat Heated|Seats Front Seat Type%3A Sport Bucket|Airbags - Front - Side|Airbags - Front - Side Curtain|Airbags - Rear - Side Curtain|Drivetrain Limited Slip Differential%3A Front|Cruise Control|ABS Brakes %284-Wheel%29|Power Windows%3A With Safety Reverse|Audio Auxiliary Input%3A IPod/IPhone Integration|Sport Suspension|Windows Heated Windshield|Air Conditioning - Front|Auto-Lock|Exterior Mirrors Power|Exterior Mirrors Heated|Daytime Running Lights|Front Fog Lights|Rear Seats 60-40 Split Bench|Mirror Color Body-Color|Air Conditioning - Air Filtration|Floor Mat Material Carpet|Rear Seats Bench|Security Anti-Theft Alarm System|Rear Seats Center Armrest%3A Folding With Storage And Pass-Thru|Windows Front Wipers%3A Variable Intermittent|Windows Rear Defogger|Windows Rear Wiper|Braking Assist|Airbags - Front - Dual|Exterior Mirrors Integrated Turn Signals|Rear Seats Split Folding|Rear Spoiler Roofline Spoiler|Security Engine Immobilizer|Power Outlet%28s%29 Two 12V|Rear Seats Rear Heat%3A Vents|Steering Wheel Tilt And Telescopic|Child Seat Anchors LATCH System|Front Suspension Classification%3A Independent|Front Suspension Type%3A Macpherson Struts|Passenger Seat Adjustable Lumbar Support%3A Manual|Center Console Front Console With Armrest And Storage|Electronic Brakeforce Distribution|Compass|Power Steering|Stability Control|Traction Control|Airbags - Passenger - Occupant Sensing Deactivation|Driver Seat Manual Adjustments%3A 8|Driver Seat Power Adjustments%3A Recline|Interior Metallic-Tone Accents|Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments%3A 8|Reading Lights Front|Seatbelts Emergency Locking Retractors%3A Front|Seatbelts Seatbelt Force Limiters%3A Front|Seatbelts Seatbelt Pretensioners%3A Front|Tachometer|Vanity Mirrors Dual Illuminating|Body Side Moldings Body-Color|Cargo Area Light|Suspension Stabilizer Bar%28s%29%3A Front|Suspension Stabilizer Bar%28s%29%3A Rear|One-Touch Windows%3A 1|Rear Bumper Color Body-Color|2-stage Unlocking|Air Conditioning - Front - Single Zone|Impact Sensor Door Unlock|Impact Sensor Fuel Cut-Off|Impact Sensor Post-Collision Safety System|Seatbelts Emergency Locking Retractors%3A Front And Rear|Seatbelts Seatbelt Warning Sensor%3A Driver And Passenger|Adjustable Rear Headrests|Audio - Antenna%3A Diversity|Audio - Antenna%3A Element|Body Side Reinforcements Side Impact Door Beams|Child Safety Locks|Emergency Interior Trunk Release|Front Headrests Adjustable|Front Seatbelts%3A 3-Point|Number Of Front Headrests 2|Number Of Rear Headrests 3|Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments%3A Recline|Seatbelts Second Row 3-Point|Seats - Driver Seat Manual Adjustments%3A Height|Trip Computer|Warnings And Reminders Turn Off Headlights
Volkswagen GTI 2012 PZEV 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
63,592 miles
Used 2012
Volkswagen GTI
PZEV
List$10,995
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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2012 VOLKSWAGEN GTI**4 DOOR**CLEAN CARFAX**AUTOMATIC**POWER HEATED SEATS**BLUETOOTH**PADDLE SHIFT**PREMIUM WHEELS**KEYLESS ENTRY**SIRIUS SATELLITE**AUX AUDIO**HEATED MIRRORS**FINANCING AVAILABLE!** 100% Backed By A Clean And Clear CARFAX History Report Showing No Accidents Or Odometer Issues Of Any Kind, This 2012 Volkswagen GTI Is A Steal At This Price! Fully Detailed And VA State Inspected, This Stylish Volkswagen Comes Loaded Up With A 2.0L 4-Cylinder Engine, Automatic Transmission, Keyless Entry, Power Heated Front Seats, Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel With Paddle Shift, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Bluetooth Technology With Live Streaming Media Via Bluetooth Audio, AUX Audio Input, Power Options Including Power Windows, Mirrors And Door Locks, Cruise Control, Heated Side Mirrors, 18 Premium Volkswagen Wheels And More! Don't Let This Deal Pass You By! Give Us A Call Today At 540-891-6611 To Set Up A Test Drive! Excellent Financing Options Available For ALL Credit Levels! We Look Forward To Earning Your Business! - Air Conditioning| Climate Control| Cruise Control| Power Steering| Power Windows| Power Door Locks| Power Mirrors| Leather Steering Wheel| Power Drivers Seat| Digital Info Center| Tilt Steering Wheel| Telescoping Steering Wheel| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Side Airbags| Keyless Entry| Security System| ABS Brakes| Traction Control| Rear Defogger| Fog Lights| Intermittent Wipers| AM/FM| CD Player| Anti-Theft| Cloth Interior Surface| 12v Power Outlet| Aux. Audio Input| Bluetooth| Child Proof Door Locks| Daytime Running Lights| Front Heated Seats| Heated Mirrors| Premium Wheels| Rear Wipers| Tire Pressure Monitor - Contact IMPERIAL AUTO Sales at 540-891-6611 or info@myimperialauto.com for more information. -
Volkswagen GTI 2012 Autobahn PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
109,912 miles
Used 2012
Volkswagen GTI
Autobahn PZEV
Neons Auto
53.9 mi away
List$8,248
Est.Loan: $154/mo
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$227 Below Market
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<span style=color:#1d2129;font-family:Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:#ffffff;>We finance! Financiamos con TAX ID!!! **Weekend Sale!! ** All prices have been reduced**<span style=color:#1d2129;font-family:Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:#ffffff;> Clean Carfax vehicle! Clean Title! SUNROOF, HEATED SEATS, 2.0 TURBO ENGINE, BLUETOOTH, DSG (dual clutch) AUTOMATIC TRANS W/ TIP TRONIC, SUPER CLEAN AND MANY MORE OPTIONS AND VERY NICE SUPER POWERFUL ENGINE! MUST SEE!!!
Volkswagen GTI 2012 2dr Hatchback w/Convenience, Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
64,472 miles
Used 2012
Volkswagen GTI
Base
(1)
CarMax
60.3 mi away
List$14,998
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Volkswagen GTI 2012 PZEV 2dr Hatchback w/Convenience, Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
94,369 miles
Used 2012
Volkswagen GTI
PZEV
Kyner Auto Sales
61.7 mi away
List$10,995
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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Volkswagen GTI 2012 Autobahn PZEV 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
142,924 miles
Used 2012
Volkswagen GTI
Autobahn PZEV
List$8,911
Est.Loan: $167/mo
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FUEL EFFICIENT 31 MPG Hwy/21 MPG City! Very Nice. Heated Seats, Bluetooth, CD Player, Alloy Wheels, Satellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input SEE MORE! EXCELLENT SAFETY FOR YOUR FAMILY: Child Safety Locks, Electronic Stability Control, Brake Assist, 4-Wheel ABS, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes Safety equipment includes Child Safety Locks Volkswagen PZEV with Deep Black Pearl Metallic exterior and Interlagos interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 200 HP at 5100 RPM*. Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $24,600*. VEHICLE FEATURES: Rear Spoiler, MP3 Player, Keyless Entry Non-Smoker vehicle. VEHICLE REVIEWS: Edmunds.com explains It's one of our top picks for a sporty hatchback.. Great Gas Mileage: 31 MPG Hwy. WHY BUY FROM US: We are located at 6629 Carlisle Pike Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. Faulkner Subaru of Mechanicsburg is your Subaru dealership serving all of south central PA. We have a great selection of new, certified, and quality pre-owned vehicles as well as bank and credit union financing. Pricing analysis performed on 7/25/2018. Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.
Volkswagen GTI 2012 PZEV 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
85,900 miles
Used 2012
Volkswagen GTI
PZEV
List$12,381
Est.Loan: $231/mo
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FUEL EFFICIENT 31 MPG Hwy/21 MPG City! Extra Clean. A BLAST TO DRIVE w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV trim. Nav System, Moonroof, Heated Seats, Multi-CD Changer, Bluetooth, Satellite Radio, Aluminum Wheels, Non-Smoker vehicle. CLICK ME! KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: Navigation, Heated Driver Seat, Satellite Radio, Bluetooth, Multi-CD Changer, Aluminum Wheels, Heated Seats. Rear Spoiler, MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Child Safety Locks, Steering Wheel Controls. OPTION PACKAGES: Auxiliary Audio Input, Dual Front Airbags, 2.0L Dohc Fsi 16-Valve Turbocharged I4 Engine, 18 Aluminum Wheels. Volkswagen w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV with Carbon Steel Gray Metallic exterior and Interlagos interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 200 HP at 5100 RPM*. Non-Smoker vehicle. EXPERTS ARE SAYING: It's one of our top picks for a sporty hatchback. -Edmunds.com. Great Gas Mileage: 31 MPG Hwy. Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $27,800*. OUR OFFERINGS: Faulkner Mazda serving Harrisburg, York, Lancaster, Hershey, Reading, and Carlisle is proud to be an automotive leader in our community. Since opening our doors, Faulkner Mazda has maintained a solid commitment to you, our customers, offering the widest selection of Mazda vehicles while maintaining a friendly and courteous staff to assist you. Even if you have bad credit or are a first time car buyer, you can trust that Faulkner Mazda will get you into the automobile of your choice. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.
Volkswagen GTI 2012 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
109,212 miles
Used 2012
Volkswagen GTI
Base
List$10,750
Est.Loan: $201/mo
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Volkswagen GTI 2012 PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
119,531 miles
Used 2012
Volkswagen GTI
PZEV
List$7,377
Est.Loan: $138/mo
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Volkswagen GTI 2012 PZEV 4dr Hatchback w/Convenience, Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
93,532 miles
Used 2012
Volkswagen GTI
PZEV
IM Autohaus
20.1 mi away
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Volkswagen GTI 2012 PZEV 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
17,822 miles
Used 2012
Volkswagen GTI
PZEV
(5)
Jones Buick GMC
94.4 mi away
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Volkswagen GTI 2012 Autobahn PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
85,763 miles
Used 2012
Volkswagen GTI
Autobahn PZEV
(1)
CarMax
60.3 mi away
List$15,998
Est.Loan: $292/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2012 Volkswagen GTI might not make top performance numbers, but overall, it's one of our top picks for a sporty hatchback.

vehicle overview

On numbers alone, the case for buying a 2012 Volkswagen GTI isn't particularly strong. It's slower and porkier than its main hot-hatch competitors, and gets bested by all in our acceleration, braking and handling tests. Wait, slower and porkier? Even Robert Shapiro might have a hard time swaying a jury on this one.

Fortunately for the defense, there's more to the GTI than numbers. Away from the test track, the GTI remains fun to drive and its compliant suspension is quite good at smoothing budget-starved urban pavement. The GTI's interior is also uncommonly upscale, offering premium materials, a restrained design, supportive front seats and plenty of room for either rear passengers or cargo.

Under the hood is a turbocharged, 2.0-liter inline-4 engine making 200 horsepower -- the same engine used in a host of other VW models. There's no denying the power deficit to the hot-hatchback competition: as much as 60 hp. Yet the GTI's mill still proves enjoyable in the driving experience, delivering useful low-end torque, a throaty exhaust note and even fuel economy. You can also pair the 2.0-liter with VW's DSG dual-clutch automated manual transmission, which combines the easy clutch engagement of an automatic with the precise powertrain control of a manual.

If speed and handling are your true priorities, there are better choices. The Mazdaspeed 3 and Subaru WRX both outgun the GTI in a straight line, while a Mini Cooper S is more nimble in the corners. But overall, the VW GTI adds up to more than the sum of its performance numbers in a way that its competition cannot match. It will ease you through the work week, then put a grin on your face as you head out of town for the weekend.

The case for the 2012 Volkswagen GTI is very solid indeed.

trim levels & features

The 2012 Volkswagen GTI is a high-performance version of the Golf hatchback. Two-door and four-door body styles are offered. (An even higher-performance variant, the limited-production Golf R, will also be available this year.) There are two main trim levels: base and 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 leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping 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 sound system with CD player, satellite radio, auxiliary audio jack and iPod integration.

The base GTI can be fitted with the Convenience and Sunroof package, which gets you a sunroof, multifunction steering wheel controls, a touchscreen interface for the stereo and an in-dash CD changer. The GTI with Sunroof and Navigation adds adaptive xenon headlamps, LED running lights and a touchscreen navigation system.

The range-topping GTI Autobahn includes the preceding features, plus different 18-inch wheels, partial-leather seating, keyless ignition/entry and a premium sound system.

performance & mpg

The front-wheel-drive 2012Volkswagen GTI is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 that produces 200 hp and 207 pound-feet of torque. In California-emissions states, a cleaner partial-zero-emissions-vehicle (PZEV) version of this engine is also available.

A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while a six-speed dual-clutch automated manual (called DSG) is optional. The DSG operates like a standard automatic, but it can be shifted manually by utilizing the shift lever on the center console or the shift paddles on the steering wheel.

In Edmunds testing, a GTI with a manual transmission accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds. Competitors are at least a half-second faster. The EPA estimates fuel economy at 24 mpg city/33 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined for DSG-equipped GTIs. The manual transmission achieves slightly less, at 21/31/25 mpg.

safety

Standard safety equipment for the 2012 Volkswagen GTI includes antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags.

In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the GTI earned a top rating of "Good" in frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength tests. In Edmunds performance testing, braking from 60 to zero mph required 129 feet -- a full car length longer than the Mazdaspeed 3's impressively short 115-foot halt.

driving

If you go by the spec sheet, the GTI isn't as quick or nimble as other sport hatchbacks. But unless you're battling for the quickest quarter-mile or lap time, the VW provides a better overall driving experience. Turbo lag is nearly undetectable and torque steer is apparent only when the car is driven with reckless abandon. Either transmission choice performs admirably, with the DSG offering smooth shifts. In everyday driving, the GTI feels solid and composed, though some enthusiast drivers will probably complain that the suspension tuning is too soft for truly aggressive driving.

On the flip side, the GTI gets high marks for comfort and ride quality compared to the competition. At highway speeds, the cabin is as quiet as any you'll find in a luxury car, while a compliant suspension smoothes over normal bumps in the road. All told, the 2012 Volkswagen GTI strikes an impressive balance between performance and comfort that will satisfy most drivers.

interior

Among sporty hatchbacks, we rank the 2012 GTI's interior at the top. Retro plaid seat fabric aside, the cabin reflects a serious and mature design, with hints of Audi's upscale trim and switchgear throughout. You won't find better materials in the segment, nor front seats that are as sporty and supportive for punchy driving or casual cruising. Unfortunately, you also won't find many places to stash phones, wallets and sunglasses, since the GTI continues to suffer from a lack of useful storage spaces.

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 relatively painless. 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. This volume increases when the split-folding rear seats are down, opening up 46 cubic feet of room.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Volkswagen GTI.

1-yr Review
shdwblumkvi, 12/23/2012
I bought my 2012 6MT shadow blue GTI 1 year ago today. Here is my 1 Year Review. After 365 days of owning a brand new GTI, my first VW, I can say it has been great. But along with the good, I've had to accept some problems. My fuel injector failed at 20k miles and left me on the side of the road. This is a common weakness of the GTI. If you want reliable and dependable, buy a Honda. If you want German and high performance, expect to have some issues with this car. Some people have zero problems. You may get lucky. But plan on not being so lucky. I love driving this car, but don't know if I will keep it once the warranty is over. Expect to have problems, but it is a wonderful car.
The 50-mile review
nkanafan, 6/9/2012
This is a 50 mile "first impressions" for my GTI autobahn, DSG, 4dr. The plethora of positive reviews online are right: excellent build quality, amazing driving dynamics, quiet smooth ride for size, excellent brakes, and great looking with a squat, low stance. The DSG takes getting used to and does feel hesitant at first but "squirts" you around town. As with previous GTIs, torque is abundant. I put two boosters and a nine year old in the back no problem! They are skinny though. Issues. There are a few minor ergonomic foibles. With the correct driving position for me, the steering wheel obstructs the top of speedo. Some controls are too low and parts of them cannot be visualized.
Great real car
dingol, 5/26/2012
I drive sports cars. I frequently end up selling them due to not being able to use all their power and features on the road. The GTI Gives real world performance. You can utilize all the gears without committing a felony. Well balanced. Powerful but not too much. Power comes on smoothly from about 2000 rpm (when boost is entered) all the way up. No need to keep it up at redline all day. I finally have a car that is comfortable enough to commute in yet still sporty enough to take the twisty way home. If you're a number racer, buy a Ferrari. If you love to drive pick up the gti. Easy real 4 passenger commuter near mini s performance. Corners near red territory.
So far so good
deeperseoul, 11/17/2012
My first VW ever and digging it!. I've always had interest in GTI and there was 0% apr opportunity back in July. One test drive pretty much sold me the car. My attachment of this car is almost equal to the time when i got my first car back in 1988(Nissan Maxima). Although, brand new car picked up from the dealer was already defective with faulty head light ballester, it has not given me any other issues so far. I see why people rave about this car...driving this car is very gratifying. It may not be the most powerful or reliable car but for me, this car has more personality than competitors.
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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
24 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Gas
200 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
24 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Gas
200 hp @ 5100 rpm
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The Used 2012 Volkswagen GTI is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), PZEV 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), PZEV 4dr Hatchback w/Convenience, Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), PZEV 4dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), PZEV 2dr Hatchback w/Convenience, Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), PZEV 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), PZEV 4dr Hatchback w/Convenience, Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 4dr Hatchback w/Convenience, Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), PZEV 2dr Hatchback w/Convenience, Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), PZEV 4dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Autobahn 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), Autobahn PZEV 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Autobahn PZEV 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 4dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), PZEV 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2dr Hatchback w/Convenience, Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), PZEV 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Autobahn PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 4dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 2dr Hatchback w/Convenience, Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Autobahn 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Autobahn 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), Autobahn 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Autobahn PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 4dr Hatchback w/Convenience, Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Volkswagen GTI?

Save up to $300 on one of 16 Used 2012 Volkswagen GTI for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $7,377 as of08/18/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Volkswagen GTI trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Volkswagen GTI PZEV is priced between $7,377 and$13,895 with odometer readings between 47761 and119531 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Volkswagen GTI Autobahn PZEV is priced between $8,248 and$15,998 with odometer readings between 85763 and142924 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Volkswagen GTI Base is priced between $10,750 and$14,998 with odometer readings between 64472 and109212 miles.

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