I love this car,
April 4, 2019
I just topped 80K after owning it for 4+ years. The comfort, handling, and reliability are way better than the Mk5 that I previously owned. The 20 extras HP are pretty nice as well.
I first fell for a GTI when I just sat down in it. The seats are the best of any car I’ve tried. The current model rides a lot more smoothly than my earlier Mk5 without sacrificing handling, which is one of the great joys of driving this car.
I let myself be talked into extended warranties on both of my GTIs and it has been a good thing. The Mk5 was a hot rod and a blast to drive but not notably reliable. My current Mk7 has been really good, except for blowing the turbo at around 70K. With the warranty it cost me 100 bucks to repair. I will probably get the extended package again on my next GTI, and there will be another.
One of the things that can ne easily overlooked is the slow rate of depreciation among VWs. That really pays off at trade time and lowers the cost of ownership substantially. If you’re leasing you’ll see that in some real deals there.
Yeah, I like this car. It does everything I want in a car and leaves me with a smile on my face.