2012 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: 2 weeks and already down for r

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2 weeks and already down for repair
By kkastner on


2012 Volkswagen GTI 2dr Hatchback w/Convenience, Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Love the Euro-feel of the car, hate the owner experience...only two weeks in and already proving to be what I feared it would be. Flywheel was defective and the car has 600 miles on it. Sitting outside at the dealer in the rain with the transmission out. Waiting for VW parts.

Not encouraging, especially given that I've already been down a negative road with VW/Audi in the past. If this one lemons out, it will be the 3rd out of 4 cars that VW is going to buy back.

1995 Golf (my first ever new car)
- bought back by VW with engine and wheel bearing issues (1,200 miles)

2000 Audi A4
- great, never had a problem

2004 Audi Allroad
- bought back by VW/Audi with electrical issues

2012 GTI - TBD

Best Features

Solid feel, creature comforts, fun to drive, relative bang for the buck

Worst Features

Quality control, get rid of dual mass flywheels and stop outsourcing to 3rd world parts manufacturers!
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By dingol
on 04/12/13 05:44 AM (PDT)

Yea... You sure can pick em. Or treat em for crap... Obviously, you got all the lemons in your state. True lemon law cases are rare.

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By priusenvy1
on 03/22/12 23:08 PM (PDT)

Something just doesn't add up here... So you have had 2 of 3 lemons with VW/Audi and working on another? Hmmm... Why would anyone continue down this road with that track record?

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