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2013 Volkswagen GTI

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Stanley D.
2013 Volkswagen GTI
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06/24/2021
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Does Many Things Well

An all-around fine vehicle. The GTI offers a good compromise among performance, economy, comfort, features, and interior space. It's also fun to drive, especially with the manual transmission. Reliability has been good over almost eight years with but a few problems. With four doors, it's easy to accommodate four adults and some luggage. The two-liter turbo engine delivers above average performance with good fuel economy (about 30 mpg highway). Interior and exterior styling are understated and handsome; no wacky angles or excessive design. The styling remains modern and not dated. Interior layout is logical with simple switches and dials. Folding the rear seat backs creates enough cargo space for a bicycle or lots of boxes. Routine maintenance is important but not very expensive. There were two warranty repairs: water pump and infotainment systems failed and were replaced. More recently, the intake manifold had to be replaced due to a sensor failure. This is a known problem with several VW models and some are covered under an extended warranty, but not this GTI. While the DSG transmission is impressive, it's an expensive option. If you are not driving in stop-and-go traffic, get the manual trans. The clutch is light and you can quickly shift through the gears. Much more engaging to drive.
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Kaitlyn A.
2013 Volkswagen GTI
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04/18/2019
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Great car with some flaws

This 6th generation GTI is a great car and a massive improvement in reliability from previous generations. That said, Volkswagens have their reputation for good, or should I say bad, reasons. The performance, agility, speed, and build quality are great. The sheet metal, glass, leather, and trim are all high quality materials. The in dash computer and infotainment system are useful and easy to navigate. And the design, which is now 10 years old, is still contemporary and attractive, especially in the higher trims with special edition wheels and finishes. While I thoroughly enjoy driving the vehicle and frequently use all of its premium features, there are issues that a potential owner should be aware of and prepared to deal with before choosing this over another vehicle. The weak points in no particular order: -Water pumps are known to have a short life, requiring early replacement. VW has addressed this by providing warranty repairs with new, improved water pumps and coolant changes. Check the records to make sure this was done or contact a VW dealer to see if they will do the service under warranty. -Oil consumption can be an issue. This was a bigger deal on the TFSI models(06-09), but some still experience this. I lose about half a quart between changes and the tailpipes are very sooty from burning oil. -The next weak point is road noise. Even with high quality tires, the car is loud. VW did this intentionally to improve feedback to the driver since this is a performance oriented vehicle. Having reached my 30s, I’m starting to enjoy this feature less and less all the time. -The DSG auto transmission is expensive to maintain and repair, requiring fluid changes every 40k miles and having a reputation for needing rebuilds when neglected or abused. Make sure that maintenance has been done at the correct interval on any car you look at. If it’s at 80k and never had the auto transmission serviced, don’t buy the car. -Unreliable/weak AC requires leak repairs and recharging every 1-2 years. In just over 4 years of ownership and 35k miles, we have had the AC services 3 different times - twice under warranty and once out of warranty at 50k miles. Same thing happened on our 2006 - the compressor grenaded on a summer road trip and the system never held enough refrigerant to work right longer than a couple of years. Expect $150-200 to recharge the system, and additional costs to repair leaks. Short version- buy if you really want the flexibility of the hatch, need the driving experience (which is great), and are willing to be diligent with maintenance and repairs. If you frequently decline recommended maintenance and stretch your oil changes beyond the recommended schedule, you should look somewhere else.
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Marion J.
2013 Volkswagen GTI
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04/29/2017

2013 VW GTI 2.0 MK6 TSI

A great toy to have, my little toy!!!
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MATTHEW B.
2013 Volkswagen GTI
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03/13/2017

Amazing vehicle, with so much to offer.

I purchased my vehicle used about two years ago, and I've been in love with it ever since. For an entry level sports car, you really can't beat the price or performance. Absolutely exciting to drive, you'll be wanting to drive it as much as possible.
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MIGUEL A R.
2013 Volkswagen GTI
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06/09/2016

my gti 2013 2.0T

this is a real machine, no matter if your driving another interesting car, you will feel real power on this vw.
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SYDNEY W.
2013 Volkswagen GTI
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10/29/2015

A great city car

This car is great for the city. It has awesome turbo which is great for not rolling backwards in a city with hills (ours is a manual). This car is fast, spacious and functional, and not to mention good-looking!
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