2015 VW Golf GTI Test Drive & Review
The All New 2015 VW Golf GTI is finally here and Steve takes us on an
in-depth tour of this 7th Generation “Boxelicious” Hatchback.
There’s more to enjoy inside, outside and under the hood with this
updated and refined classic Volkswagen.
2010 VW GTI (Hot Hatchbacks Pt. 2) - Everyday Driver
In this second of a three part comparison, the guys introduce the 2010 GTI
to the twisties and talk about how it ranks next to the MazdaSpeed3 and
Volvo C30. For other reviews and more go to www.EverydayDriver.com
2011 Volkswagen GTI 6-spd Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2011 Volkswagen GTI. I
take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car
while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling
cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it,
start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
GTI - 2011, MKVI, Autobahn Edition
Update 10/05/2011: A person asked me how I felt about my GTI now that I'm
coming up to a full year of ownership. The following was my response to the
You are correct, I'm coming up on my first year of ownership of my GTI and
I'd be happy to give you my impressions to this point. I've put
approximately 12.5k miles on the car and I've driven it in rain, snow,
excruciating Summer heat, several rounds of autocross and everything in
between. In a nutshell, I still love this car.
First and foremost, I've had zero mechanical problems with my GTI. Not even
the tiniest of issues to report. Hence, I can only conclude from my
experience that the build quality of my GTI is absolutely top notch. I took
the car in for a gratis 6k inspection and 10k servicing and this went
without a hitch. There was a factory software recall which was applied by
the dealer to my GTI which fixed a problem with the keyless entry system
but I'd never experienced the rectified problem in the first place.
My GTI appears to drive today with the same exhilarating quickness as it
did the day I took delivery. The car still handles with a sublime tightness
without a hint of body roll but it also still has the same relatively stiff
suspension to remind you when going over bumps and potholes too. The turbo still has the same explosive power
and I've made very good use of it when driving autocross. The car really
behaves very differently with the traction control disabled (the throttle
response in particular gets much quicker) and I've had a great deal of fun
racing around the cones during competitive events. The GTI is made to be
driven aggressively and this is when the car really shines.
I put Winter wheels (16" alloys with snow tires) on the car last year and
I'll do the same again this year. With the snow tires, the GTI handles more
or less like any other front wheel drive car except for the fact that you
have to attenuate the power a little more carefully when driving in snow.
You can spin your wheels in wet (or dry) conditions somewhat effortlessly
and I'm pretty mindful of that now. Ground clearance is really the only
concern when dealing with the white stuff but I haven't gotten stuck as of
Functionally, the GTI is deceptively large. I can easily fit four adults in
the car without compromise...I'm sure the 2-door model feels different in
this regard. The hatchback and folding rear seats also make for a
surprising amount of cargo space when it's required. Gas mileage around the
city is not that great...maybe 18-20 mpg in my experience. Conversely,
mileage on the highway is astoundingly good...well over 30 mpg. My record
is 36 mpg on a 200 mile drive. All in all, the GTI is amazingly useful in
most real-world situations.
Perhaps the only thing I thing I can point to and wish VW had done better
is the NS-315 navigation/media unit. Everything works fine but I find the
interface a little cumbersome in design and implementation....maybe VW
should have hired Apple to write the car's software because I think it
could have been done better.
All in all, this is one of the best cars I've ever owned and I've had quite
a few. I do miss some of the luxuries of my previous cars, like automatic
climate control but those amenities would ruin the overall theme of the
GTI: fast, fun, high-quality but spartan....very German at it's core. For
the money, I can't see how you can get much more quality & bang for your
buck. While cars like the Mazda 3 Speed are technically faster, they also seriously lack the quality
and refinement of the GTI. To summarize: One year later and this car still
gets 5/5 stars from me...I only wish I could give it six out of five. :)
Behind The Wheel: 2010 VW GTI
The 2010 VW GTI gets a run around San Francisco and we are invited along.
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2010 Volkswagen GTI Review - FLDetours
The re-styled, redesigned 2010 Volkswagen GTI is the latest hatchback from
Germany. What do these changes mean for brand? How does it feel? Lets find
out. Episode #41 of FLDetours.
2011 Volkswagen GTI 4dr - Abuse Test
2011 Volkswagen GTI 4dr - abuse test at Larry Roesch Volkswagen in
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2010 VW GTI Road Test and Review by Drivin' Ivan Katz
Here is Drivin' Ivan Katz' review of the 2010 VW GTI.
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BRAND NEW VW GTI
This is my first look at RACER4560's brand new Volkswagon GTI 6 speed.
2010 Volkswagen GTI Review
The Smoking Tire heads out to Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside, CA to
test the most requested car of 2010, the Volkswagen GTI. Will it beat the
Mazdaspeed3's standard-setting lap time? Watch and see...