The Driver's Car
This car is meant to perform. With regular maintenance and wear an tear items the vehicle has been great and reliable. Been doing Volkswagens for over 20 years now. Even though I work on them myself and for many others in my area these cars are amazing and fit my personal needs for performance and style. As well as luxury.
A bit higher maintenance costs but worth it for me
Seating is fine and comfortable. Handling is fine. The DSG is awesome. When clean the vehicle looks beautiful. To me anyways. The carbon buildup needs to be cleaned periodically. That is pricey. The DSG costs around 400 for service and happens every 40k. Outside of that the maintenance costs aren't egregious. The headliner has seperated but I use thumb tacks to keep in place. The material is also separating on the driver side door. The rest of the interior has held up good. Car is 7 years old with 90k in mileage. Would I buy one again? I will keep this GTI till it is no longer worth keeping. Then I may get the GTI R. VW's are good vehicles but you must do the maintenance. If you do the maintenance then the vehicle is as reliable as anything else out there. Don't do the maintenance and the vehicle will degrade quickly.
Great car for daily use!
The car is everything we were looking for and more! Comfortable, stylish, moderns goodies, it performs well, good gas mileage. I’ve had a handful of RWD sports cars in the past and this thing isn’t much slower than them and it handles so well for FWD I have to say I am very impressed. But not only that is the inside is comfy I wouldn’t hesitate to take it on a cross country road trip. Not only that but the car would get 30mpg doing it which is impressive being it’s a little turbo charged 4 cylinder. I haven’t had a VW in the past but after having this one I wouldn’t hesitate to get another they really do a good job with there cars. Like any car it has it quirks my gas cap locked itself closed and would not open. But after a little research online and 10 minutes of my time I was able to resolve that issue. I would recommend these cars to friends BUT BUY A STOCK ONE NOT A MODIFIED ONE!