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   Consumer Reviews of Volkswagen Golf GTI
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OVERALL RATING
 
8 Reviewers
4 out of 5
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Comfort
4/5 Reliability
4.5/5
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Handling
4.5/5 Features
4/5
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Exterior Styling
4.5/5 Interior Design
4.5/5
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Value for money
3.5/5 Engine Performance
4.5/5
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8 out of 8 (100%) reviewers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
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A class of its own
 |  Neutral Newbie |
 24 Jan 2014
Would you recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 5/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 4/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 5/5

Review
I guess everyone reads about faulty DSG 7 speed on 1.4 tsi Scirocco, golf etc..i make a switch to this 2.0 GTI that use DSG 6 speed which most people will trust. Indeed, no problem was surface out since delivery. almost 4.5 years and 80,000km down the road. regular servicing of DSG and engine oil to keep it healthy. I expect the new Golf 7 GTI will be even better!

What I like
- Impressive power
- Good oil-cooled 6 speed DSG
- Practical car
- Power or relax driving.. you will decide
- Good FC (i'm getting average of 9-10km/L)
- Maintenance cost might be lower than 1.4TSI
- Stock 18" rims
- HID, lower leveling lamp, sunroof (VCS car)
- Chassis control (Comfort, normal or sports)

What I do not like
- No DRL

Overall Rating  
Desirable
 |  Neutral Newbie |
 13 Apr 2011
Would you recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 3/5
Handling 4/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 2/5 Engine Performance 4/5

Review
I'm sure people know Autocar UK; a respected magazine. They test, on average, 52 cars; one a week. At the end of each year they have a compilation (summary) of all the road tests they did for that year. In that compilation they tell you of all the troubles they had with the cars they tested.
In one such a case a few years ago,of all the 52 cars they tested not one Japanese or Korean car gave any kind of problem that rendered the car undrivable.
The European cars were guilty of all the major problems. In fact it was a GOLF which threw a conrod!
Go figure.

Overall Rating  
Good car but the pricing ...
 |  Neutral Newbie |
 07 Sep 2010
Would you recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
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Comfort 3/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 4/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 4/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 1/5 Engine Performance 4/5

Review
I test drove it recently and was impressed overall with the car. It seems so well put together, a good balance between sportiness and practicality.

However regarding the price... i checked the pricing and it seems VW Singapore is having a margin of 41%.
I checked the margin for similar cars in the market:
Audi A3 models : 34-36%
Audi A4 models : 34-40%
Mercedes C : 25-35%
Mercedes B Class : 16-24%
Alfa Romeo 159 2.2 : 33%

So i wonder why VW Singapore has such a high margin versus similar luxury models.

Anyone with insights? I really like the car but i dont feel good to be over-charged.

What I like
A good balance between sportiness and practicality

What I do not like
Pricing margin seems too high

Overall Rating  
First in Singapore to buy one and no regrets at all... just brilliant!
Premium UserOchmanp 
 |  Neutral Newbie |
 04 Sep 2010
Would you recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 5/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 5/5

Review
I have had this car this July 2009 and have now done 18K+. No problems to date.

The car really handles well, offers fantastic performance, has pure class and offers great quality. Overall the drive is so brilliant and makes you want to drive it more and more.

It also offers good interior space - the German's know how to design the car for space efficiency to handle the average German who is 183cm tall. I am 193 cm tall and find both leg room and head room very good. I even put 2 car seats in back and still adequate space for wife to sit in the middle back. Boot is also very good size.

I have modded the car with MTM stage 1 and some chassis braces (total spend $2.4K) and the car just handles and performs just that much better. Standard car is already very very good but now its just brilliant.

I highly recommend this car for the boy racer in every man and girl (my wife loves it too).

What I like
Engine
FC
performance
interior size
quality
class
drive
steering wheel
DSG
DCC
Detroit wheels
price of $126K at launch

What I do not like
boy racer image (I am 38yo with 3 kids so a bit over that)
constant options of modding
urge to speed and feel invincible

Overall Rating  
Another amazing VW
 |  Neutral Newbie |
 01 Apr 2010
Would you recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 5/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 5/5

Review
I test drove this car weeks ago. The car looks very sporty especially the alloy rims. The fuzzy interior is good and car has a very solid make. I'm impressed

What I like
Almost all

What I do not like
NA

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Volkswagen Golf GTI
4 stars - based on 8 reviews