2015 Volkswagen GTI S 2.0 turbo from North America
Fun little fast car
Random rattling noises inside cabin (steering wheel, engine when going up a steep hill).
Stock tires look really worn after 15,000 miles.
Paint wasn't perfect for a new car (Color Tornado Red).
Fun, fuel efficient car that feels underpowered when set in Drive and jerks at low speeds when set in Sport.
Easy to make fast; the dealership I got my car at recommended me APR because it wouldn't mess with the warranties.
2 door model is hard to get in and out because of the long doors.
Got my car new (36 miles) and it had paint damage around the back bumper edges; the paint wasn't perfect.
DSG transmission works fast, only issue was when in Sport mode and spirited driving, the engine revs would shift around the redline. One time I launched the car and hit 7,500 in first gear using DSG Sport mode. After that I started using the paddle shift to shift before the redline.
The car is great in rain and snow (don't recommend Sport mode in rain or snow; the tires will lose traction easy).
Had an issue with insurance calling the car a "Sports car" because of the turbo and charging more.
Not really a sports car, but I still managed to get an $860.00 speeding ticket.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th August, 2016