Reader Review of the Week: 2010 Volkswagen GTI
“Alex” from Springfield, Ill., recently bought a 2010 Volkswagen GTI, and while he’s not 100% down on the car, his list of complaints is long. After driving in the GTI for a while, Alex kept finding small things about the car that failed to live up to his expectations for a $30,000 car. Read Alex’s full review to find out where the GTI let him down and why he ultimately found it a disappointing purchase. Afterward, write your own review here.
“When I purchased my GTI it cost near $30k and came with everything except GPS. During the winter I tried out the heated seats, which were a nice feature. Unfortunately, the heat did not want to shut off. The seat eventually got hot enough that I had to stop the car on the side of the road. The problem was fixed under warranty.
“The plastic materials look nice but they make annoying squeaking sounds whenever I hit a bump. The worst of it came when my DSG transmission kept throwing me out of gear! I later found out that VW recalled all cars for faulty wiring in the DSG system.
“To top things off, the GTI requires premium fuel since it's turbocharged, but the GTI is not even close to being a performance car. In fact, for the money, the GTI falls way behind just about every competitor on the market.
“I would've given it three stars but the GTI's lack of reliability force me to rate it as a poor car.”