2012 Volkswagen GTI consumer reviews

$23,995–$28,945 MSRP range
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96% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.4
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4.7

The best bang for your buck

The best bang for your buckThis car is not overly flashy it makes you feel young when you want but yet distinguished when you need to

4.9

Lots of Fun

Great little car. Bought it for my son as his first car. Easy to teach him manual driving and simple to work on in driveway.

5.0

Great car and a lot for what you pay

Great ride great look great performance everything you could ever ask for out of a 4 cylinder hatchback and once they’re tuned it’s like a whole other world when you blow ya an ss Camaro

4.0

Great All-Arounder

This car is probably the best in its segment if you'd like a car with some space, some performance, reasonable fuel economy (I get ~25 in the city, and ~30 on the highway), and pretty good refinement. I'm at 80k miles and have yet to have anything other than routine repairs on this vehicle too. Favorite things about the car: 1. VERY fun on backroads 2. Love the DSG transmission when manually shifting 3. Near crossover like trunk space 4. Plaid seats feel nice and look nice 5. More soft touch materials than most in class Least favorite: 1. DSG is not great when inching around in traffic 2. The car isn't really great at anything, but good at most things 3. I wish fuel economy was better, but I should probably drive slower on the interstate 4. Had bluetooth connection issues with my phone before replacing the head unit 5. Repair costs aren't great, ~$800 maintenance every 40k miles

5.0

Great vehicle!

Love the style and reliability of the Volkswagen gti, it has a great sport look and pretty fast hatchback. Would recommend this car for anyone interested in getting a fun but reliable car.

5.0

Great Car for the value

It?s very quick, there are a lot of options for performance upgrades. It?s realiable and spacious. Lots of storage. I would highly recommend this vehicle.

5.0

Most reliable car I've met

This car met all of my needs, it has an intake from ECS and a blow of valve, also you can check how clean it is.

4.4

Long Live HotHatch!!!

Its a fun, reliable and sporty hot hatch with lot of room inside and great on gas with sporty handling and ride. Interior is awesome and great materials around with superb fit and finish!

4.6

Great multipurpose, practical, sporty car.

Hatchback practicality, 210 horsepower, reliable enough, sporty enough to energize a daily commute. Every car magazine the world over loves these cars, for good reason.

3.6

It was fun until it wasnt

It was a great car until the engine stopped working. It also hurt that the value of the vehicle plummeted after the VW scandal. Also the maintenance was a bit on the pricey side.