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2012 Volkswagen GTI - Expert Reviews


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2012 volkswagen gti Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...The manual transmission achieves slightly less, at 21/31/25 mpg. Safety: Standard safety equipment for the 2012 Volkswagen GTI includes antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the GTI earned a top rating of "Good" in frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength tests. In Edmunds performance testing, braking from 60 to zero mph required 129 feet -- a full car length longer than the Mazdaspeed 3's impressively short 115-foot halt. Interior Design and Special Features:...

1990 volkswagen gti Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Published: 10/02/1990 Updated: 10/02/2009 What's New for 1990: Volkswagen's pocket rocket drops the Golf designation and becomes simply the GTI.
The hatchback comes in two flavors -- base and 16V.
Base GTIs come with a 105-horsepower four (100 hp in California), rear drum brakes and velour-upholstered sport seats.
The GTI 16V gets a 134-hp DOHC four-cylinder, four-wheel disc brakes and genuine Recaro seats...

1996 volkswagen gti Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...New this year (besides the sport seats and alloy wheels) are a glovebox, retractor locking seatbelts (so you can get your kids' car seats snugged down more securely) and a central locking switch. The options list includes the aforementioned automatic transmission as well as a CD changer. Step up to the GTI VR6, and you'll get traction control, a sport-tuned suspension (with a beefier front stabilizer bar and gas shock absorbers in the rear), 15-inch alloys with P205/50R15 tires, cruise control, a trip computer, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and power windows and mirrors. The CD changer is...

1995 Volkswagen GTI Professional Review

...The GTI is very quiet over the road. You don't hear much from the ca 's somewhat firm four-wheel independent suspension system. Our test car was built well. The doors closed with a very solid and sturdy thunk. Also, road noise is well-muffled, giving the car the solid feel of quality. FIT AND FINISH Our test car came fully loaded. Such accessories as a power sunroof, central locking, heated seats, electric mirrors, cruise control, alloy wheels, air conditioning and rear wiper were standard. In fact, a freight charge of $390 was the only item on the window sticker that added to the car's...

1995 volkswagen gti Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...this pocket rocket has Volkswagen's 2.8-liter VR6 stuffed under its hood. Output is rated at 172 horsepower and 173 pound-feet of torque; the company says the GTI VR6 can go from zero to 60 mph in seven seconds flat. As before, the GTI rides on a sport-tuned version of the regular Golf suspension; a standard traction control system prevents its low-profile 205/50R15 Goodyear tires from slipping too much off the line. Standard equipment includes height-adjustable sport seats, a sunroof, a premium eight-speaker sound system and daytime running lights. The GTI meets 1997 side-impact standards...

1991 Volkswagen GTI Professional Review

...Moving into fourth gear--or from fourth to fifth--keeps the right hand and its knuckles in regular contact with the seat cushion. The engine of the new GTI 16V remains a fun, four-cylinder buzz bomb that has grown from 1.8 to 2 liters. That is good for an increase to 134 horsepower from 123 horsepower. Acceleration times are improved and so is the top speed. Yet speed isn't the entire charm of the GTI. There is a subtle edge to the car, a half-buried essence that sets it apart from the Suzuki Swift GT, Honda CRX Si, Geo Storm GSi and other contemporary albeit callow hustlers. You find it in...

2012 Volkswagen GTI Overview
Source: CarGurus

...evaporative emissions from their fuel systems) have the same equipment setup as their non-PZEV counterparts.The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the 2012 Volkswagen GTI very high marks for safety, rating it a Top Safety Pick. This is due in part to the number of quality standard safety features found on the GTI, including driver and passenger front airbags, front-side airbags, front and rear side-curtain airbags, tire pressure monitoring system, collapsible steering column, daytime running lights, fog lights, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes (with hydraulic brake assist and...

1991 volkswagen gti Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Published: 10/02/1991 Updated: 10/02/2009 What's New for 1991: A tilt steering wheel is now standard on all GTIs.
A three-speed automatic finds its way to the options list for the base model, but the five-speed manual is still the way to go for maximum spunk...

2012 Volkswagen GTI Professional Review

...locks and side mirrors with keyless entry Standard air conditioning and cruise control Standard height-adjustable, heated front seats Standard USB/iPod-compatible stereo Optional steering-wheel audio controls, upgraded touch-screen stereo, navigation system and moonroof Autobahn Package adds all above options and a Dynaudio premium stereo, leather upholstery and a keyless access system with remote start Under the Hood A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is standard. With either the manual or automatic transmission, the front-wheel-drive GTI can hit 60 mph in less than 7 seconds, Volkswagen...

1992 volkswagen gti Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Published: 10/02/1992 Updated: 10/02/2009 What's New for 1992: The radio now turns off with the ignition switch...

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