2007 Volkswagen Gti
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Great Bang for the Buck

by from Sterling, VA on August 25, 2017

This car is sporty and fun yet still reliable and usable as a daily driver. The 2.0 Turbo 4 cylinder has plenty of power for daily use. The trunk space is great and the visibility is wonderful. Some ...
This car is sporty and fun yet still reliable and usable as a daily driver. The 2.0 Turbo 4 cylinder has plenty of power for daily use. The trunk space is great and the visibility is wonderful. Some parts can be expensive but with a quality car that happens. I definitely recommend it to anyone looking.
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Fun Daily Driver!

by from Modesto, CA on April 21, 2017

Owned this car for a year now, and its been a great car too me! Fun to drive on canyon roads, and pretty reliable. Right now this is the cheapest enthusiast car on the market. Stick shift is a must. T...
Owned this car for a year now, and its been a great car too me! Fun to drive on canyon roads, and pretty reliable. Right now this is the cheapest enthusiast car on the market. Stick shift is a must. The DSG isn't up to par with the manual.
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Transmission broken

by from Pekin, Il on March 9, 2017

Came all the way from pekin peoria area to see this car went for a test drive and it grinds horribly into 3rd gear each time, has rust, all rims are curbed and door dings all over it! Did NOT purchase...
Came all the way from pekin peoria area to see this car went for a test drive and it grinds horribly into 3rd gear each time, has rust, all rims are curbed and door dings all over it! Did NOT purchase!
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Best Vehicle I've ever owned

by from Los Angeles, CA on February 6, 2014

This car is so great gas, its a very cute car, and I never any issues engine wise, not to mention this car will last forever. My friends and I love my GTI, it is a fun car but its also a great everyda...
This car is so great gas, its a very cute car, and I never any issues engine wise, not to mention this car will last forever. My friends and I love my GTI, it is a fun car but its also a great everyday car as well
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Does recommend this car!!

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2007 GTI -

by from Wisconsin on July 8, 2013

A fun little daily driver that gets nice mileage on the highway and has the looks and performance to match. Nice styling. Interior instrument cluster was a high point - multiple displays showing mpg, ...
A fun little daily driver that gets nice mileage on the highway and has the looks and performance to match. Nice styling. Interior instrument cluster was a high point - multiple displays showing mpg, average mpg, miles to empty, stereo stations, etc. Easy to drive, good shift. The 2.0T turbo really has a lot of pull and opens up nicely in 2nd and 3rd gear around 2100 rpm. Already considering upgrading the intake and ecu to get a little more pull. Definitely a fun and reliable choice. No regrets thus far. My first VW seems to be a winner.
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Does recommend this car!!

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LEMON

by from CHICAGO, IL on June 7, 2011

MY 2007 GTI WAS PURCHASED NEW. IT HAS LESS THAN 30,000 MILES ON IT. THE TRANSMISSION HAD TO BE COMPLETELY REPLACED LAST WEEK WHICH WAS LUCKILY STILL UNDER WARRANTY. AFTER GETTING THE CAR BACK THE CHEC...
MY 2007 GTI WAS PURCHASED NEW. IT HAS LESS THAN 30,000 MILES ON IT. THE TRANSMISSION HAD TO BE COMPLETELY REPLACED LAST WEEK WHICH WAS LUCKILY STILL UNDER WARRANTY. AFTER GETTING THE CAR BACK THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON THE DEALER SAID INTAKE ROTOR MOTOR NEEDS REPLACING OVER 500 DOLLARS IN PARTS AND LABOR NOT UNDER WARRANTY. THE COMPANY SENT ME AN EXTENDED WARRANTY ON THE CAMSHAFT BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN FOUND TO WEAR OUT PREMATURELY. I BOUGHT A NEW CAR SO I WOULDN'T GET NICKEL AND DIMED, THE VOLKSWAGEN WAS A MISTAKE. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER VOLKSWAGEN EVER AGAIN. I KNOW OTHER PEOPLE THAT HAVE GOTTEN SCREWED BY THEM AS WELL AND THEY WILL NOT EVER BUY ONE AGAIN. WORD OF MOUTH WILL PREVAIL. DON'T BUY A VOLKSWAGEN!
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Great Car & Blast to Drive!

by from Denver, CO on December 13, 2010

My primary uses for my GTI have been commuting to school and work and for having fun. This is my first car; I've been driving it for nearly a year now and it's been a blast. We've had no major problem...
My primary uses for my GTI have been commuting to school and work and for having fun. This is my first car; I've been driving it for nearly a year now and it's been a blast. We've had no major problems or complaints with the car to date. So far it's been very reliable and has done what's been asked of it. Pros: -A boat load of fun to drive -Handles great around corners -Seats are very supportive and keep you in place when going through turns quickly -Launch control -Relatively good stock sound system -Virtually no turbo lag -Excellent steering wheel design Cons: -A/C and heat take a while to get hot/cold, which can be very annoying. -Transmission has to think for a second when you downshift in tiptronic and can take over a second to do so. -DSG has a very costly maintenance at 40,000 miles -Some parts of the car are cheap and rattle frequently and loudly, but it's honestly not too bad -You feel every little bump you go over due to the sport tuned suspension, but that should be known and expected if you're looking at this car Overall this is a fantastic little car. Very enjoyable to drive, great engine/transmission, great looks, and fast!
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Most fun car you'll ever own

by from Kent, WA on November 18, 2010

I've owned 8 VWs in my life including 3 different GTIs and I can say, without a doubt, this is the most fun car I've ever owned. The rear independent suspension really improves handling over the MK4 p...
I've owned 8 VWs in my life including 3 different GTIs and I can say, without a doubt, this is the most fun car I've ever owned. The rear independent suspension really improves handling over the MK4 platform and the interior feels worlds better than any other car even close to its class. The engine is amazingly quick and OEM turbo spool is virtually non-existent. With upgrades to hardware and software you can have a $30K supercar for the most part. My car makes over 400HP and puts a smile on my face every time I see it, get in it, and drive it!
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A car for those who love to drive

by from MA on November 8, 2010

When you buy a car, wouldnt it make sense to get the brand that gives you everything in the standard model. I love the fact that VW has heated seats, traction control, 12 airbags, primeium floor mats,...
When you buy a car, wouldnt it make sense to get the brand that gives you everything in the standard model. I love the fact that VW has heated seats, traction control, 12 airbags, primeium floor mats, 3 way adjustable seats, xeon lights and more standard. I wanted to fall in love with the car I bought. When I drove the GTI, I did just that.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Love my 4-door GTI!!

by from Chicago, IL on October 26, 2010

I replaced a flawless Lexus GS430 w/64k miles w/ a fully loaded 07 4door GTI, and could not be happier! I think that speaks for itself! My kids love the 4 door model "plenty of space for a family of 4...
I replaced a flawless Lexus GS430 w/64k miles w/ a fully loaded 07 4door GTI, and could not be happier! I think that speaks for itself! My kids love the 4 door model "plenty of space for a family of 4", I love the fun of driving again, especially the DSG gearbox, and my wife just loves the car in general. I honestly look forward to the commutes with this marvel of a car. Build quality is very good (not a Lexus though, but not much is). No rattles (41k miles), no problems. True, you do have to keep up with the maintenance on these cars if you want longevity, but that shouldn't surprise anyone. Buying a CPO model is a fantastic way to go! Used car price with new car coverage (and reconditioning as part of CPO process). Go drive one, you'll be hooked instantly!
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Does recommend this car!!

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