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May 29, 2012 13:24 |  #1

Hey guys, Im in the market for a new car and have seriously been looking at the VW GTI - m going used 2010 mostlikely, Ive been lusting about the "show photographers rides" So, those who own them, would you buy another? or would you try and sway me to something else?


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May 30, 2012 15:04 |  #2

They look cool but VWs are garbage. I live and breathe the auto industry. The only safe car from the whole continent of Europe is Porsche.


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May 30, 2012 18:40 |  #3

I have worked at a VW dealership for many years and now own my own import repair shop. I agree to some extend with Higgs. I would never buy a VW but if you really want one, avoid the DSG automatic trans. I have not seen too many major failures with the 2.0L turbo engine those have unlike the 1.8L turbo which had failure after failure.

For me it's a love/hate relationship. I love them because they bring me tons of business but hate them cause they really are poor quality.

I strongly disagree with Porsche being the only safe car from Europe. The GTI made the IIHS Top Safest small car list, for whatever that is worth. http://www.iihs.org/ra​tings/default.aspx (external link)


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May 31, 2012 08:08 |  #4

I didn't mean safe crash-wise, I meant sanity/repair/reliable​/etc wise.


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Jun 01, 2012 19:07 |  #5

Loved my 2008 GTI w/ DSG. It's the only non-manual transmission I've been able to tolerate. The only down-side I experienced was the propensity of the vehicle to cup/scallop the hell out of oem summer tires in 20k miles or less. I was rotating ever 5k, but it didn't matter. Fun car, great fuel economy, great engine, great tranny...awful cost of ownership ($1k on tires every 20k miles).

I've owned an 05 STi as well and the GTI was not as fast, but much more pleasant/civilized.


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