2013 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: Great design, suprisingly not

2013 Volkswagen GTI - Consumer Review

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Driver's Edition PZEV 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Automated Manual)

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Great design, suprisingly not as well made
By jcfarnham on


2013 Volkswagen GTI Driver's Edition PZEV 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)


I've had my 2013 GTI for nearly one year.
Love driving the car, performance, economy, styling, are all excellent.
My car went in for a 10K Service at the Dealership and came away with a clean bill of health.
Then 6 weeks later, the coolant light came on.
Dealership diagnosed as a fault with a new water pump part on 2013 models.
Significant work removing and reinstalling engine bay parts to repair.
While it was at dealership, they identified an additional fault - apparently through engine diagnostics - and it required a replacement intake manifold.
More engine bay parts removed and reinstalled.
I am now very concerned about the long-term reliability proposition for this vehicle.

Best Features

Interior design is excellent.

Worst Features

Make it German reliable. No excuses.
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By aajax
on 12/08/14 16:11 PM (PST)

It is German reliable. BMW and MB are no better overall.

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