Volkswagen Golf GTI DSG Reviews The Truth About Cars

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Volkswagen Golf GTI DSG Reviews

I don t about you, but I ve been sorry for Volkswagen for a while VW didn t so much lose mojo as strap it to the nose of a IVB and fire it into deep No disrespect to the world s fifth populous country, but was anyone surprised when a Brazilian turned out like German de camarao?

Now that Vee Dub s got THAT out of system, here comes the Wolfsburg-built Golf GTI. It s an Old hot hatch with a Masters in Viva VW!

For reasons best to The International Museum of Marketing Volkswagen decided to begin mission-critical US Golf refresh a two-door. More s the pity. The four-door is a far more handsome than the coupe if only the Golf s rear portals the enormous disparity between the windscreen s bottom edge and the windows lower boundary. bizarre asymmetry pisses on the s 32-year history of two-box

The resulting rear end trades recognition for something vaguely as if the Golf suddenly decided to the Accordian. And then there s the end s unresolved echo of Audi s house snout

If you re offended by the new GTI s over-reaching modernity, open the and clock the retro-plaid seating You can almost hear David burning-up the German pop charts. The of the GTI s interior keeps faith VW s noble history of crafting car so dark they make Kane look like a comedy.

Thankfully, brushed aluminum abounds, and the quality of the polymers makes up for their dour The switchgear s flimsy imprecision and the s ectomorphic timbre are the last vestiges of the Golf s multi-decade

Wrap your mitts the GTI s squashed crown steering and you ll soon know that is in the right foot of the beholder. the uber-Golf s in-line four and the zizz blatting from the twin pipes foreshadows the to come. The GTI s 2.0-liter powerplant is a handbag, complete with overhead cams, four per cylinder, inter-cooled turbo, throttle and FSI direct injection. And s the kicker: Wolfsburg s de-pimpers bestowed its Dual Sequential (DSG) upon America s motoring madmen, placing the to 200 horses in the GTI driver s fingertips.

This, folks, is what the call a serious piece of

Serious as in seamless. With 207 of torque from the basement rpm) to the penthouse (5000 and six gears available for your and dancing pleasure, the VW GTI DSG is an express from any speed A to any speed B. We re Johnny Bravo quick; to sixty in 6.3 seconds and 14.8 for the quarter. Whoa Mama! that s no better than a Cooper S, but I don t remember anyone the other German brand s hot slow.) The Vee Dub s power-on-demand paddles are an all-areas VIP pass if ever was one, facilitating the kind of maniacal acceleration normally for $70k and up thoroughbreds.

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The GTI s cornering is equally phenomenal. time round, VW didn t on the fundamentals; laser welding the GTI tight, a fully independent rear suspension, coil telescopic shocks and stabilizer bar it right. While BMW s electro-mechanical system has about much as a phantom limb, the GTI s similarly-assisted helm delivers an endless of road info, excellent feedback AND tightens the rack at to avoid paddle-disconnecting hand

When it s time for the madness to the GTI s brakes are powerful, fade-free

Bottom line: you can blast the new GTI DSG through a tight bend twice as quickly as you d imagine at least at first. Once you get to the GTI s adhesive tenacity, once you the fact that the understeer justain, only the of your license, children on and the stupidity of fellow road prevent you from endless indulgence. Although the GTI rides a bit a proper sports car tied with rubber bands, it s enough to enable a daily

A combination of balls-out fun, and everyday practicality made the GTI a working class hero. In sense, June s four-door GTI be the better and better-looking bet. And there s no question that the new GTI a welcome return to form for pistonheads, the jury is out on the reliability of the practicality equation.

If that s an issue, I strongly that you do NOT test drive the new GTI DSG until AFTER you ve read Reports.

[VW provided the vehicle insurance, taxes and a tank of

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