2007 Volkswagen GTI Package 1 2.0t from North America
Premium Joy Ride Under $25k
Known issue with the stereo's speed-sensitive volume control for the bass. Dealer reprogrammed under warranty and it is now fixed.
The brakes can squeak during the first stop after getting wet.
Some faint interior rattles.
This car is great! I am still very happy with it after 7 months.
Strong, linear power from the 2.0t. Sharp handling, firm (but comfortable) suspension. Strong brakes. Decent mpg (~24 combined).
Stereo is great, but not awesome (Sirius quality less than CD quality). Excellent seats. Solidly built. Xenon headlights are awesome. Great standard features.
Low RPM torque makes city driving great without having to thrash the engine or shift much. Rowing through the excellent 6 speed is a blast though. I would buy this car again and again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th October, 2007
Original reviewer here:
The GTI has about 13K miles on it now, and I've enjoyed it for 3 years. The low mileage is due to my city driving life.
The car has held up well, all features and performance are still amazing. The small rattles come and go, but overall it is still very solid. The paint is very hard and looks great.
I've not had any of the reported issues with excessive oil usage, DV valve, PCV valve, or cam follower failures.
It has had a few recalls/TSB's taken care of at the dealer: Headlight screw caps, fuel pressure sensor, coil packs, and PCV valve.
I love driving this car.