2009 Volkswagen GTI 2 door 2.0T turbo petrol from North America

Summary:

A good choice!

Faults:

Overall the car has been flawless except the following:

- Some rattling in the door panels when it's cold.

- The paint is very sensitive on this car: it chips very easily, and after giving it a wash by hand following the winter season, I started noticing little red dots that looked like rust. I was able to remove some of them with polishing compound, the rest will probably require an oscillating buffer.

General Comments:

- The car looks amazing. I have the 18" rims and leather & sunroof package.

- Lots of torque and great pickup. Excellent for a busy city downtown.

- Very comfortable seats.

- Very fast and stable on the highways. Wish it was a bit lower to the ground.

- Great handling and steering response.

- Awesome stereo, wish it had a bit more bass though.

- Great on gas: If you don't drive it too hard, you can average 7.8L/100 city/highway combined.

- Transmission is smooth as silk.

- Very well laid out high quality interior; on the same level as Benz and BMW.

Overall the car is fast, fun to drive and solid. It is overall a great car, whether you want a sports car or a practical car. Plenty of trunk space, as well as rear folding seats when you need the extra space.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th April, 2010

6th Apr 2010, 20:23

The little red dots are industrial fall out. Very common, especially on lighter color cars. A clay bar should be able to remove it.

18th Apr 2010, 18:29

Thank you :) I'll give that a try.

8th Sep 2010, 10:46

Just added a 10" subwoofer to the factory stereo, and what a difference! Highly recommended.