Comments - VW Unleashes New Golf GTI

Published: Feb 27, 2013
Description: Volkswagen will be celebrating a veritable Golf-fest at the Geneva show this year. Having just revealed the seventh-generation of the benchmark hatchback back in September, the German automaker has a...
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Cory Deines Feb 27, 2013
Pretty sure it's looking like the GTD will be sold in the States next year.
Trey Reilly Feb 27, 2013
GTD won't make it state-side. ::sad face::
Frank De Trana Feb 27, 2013
Gtd I'm getting if it comes this way!
Kai Andrew Carlson Feb 27, 2013
Same here shaun
Shaun Conroy Feb 27, 2013
I can't wait for the GTD!!!
Noah Roberts Feb 27, 2013
And now the rest of the hatchback competitors come in.
Bruce Tumblin Feb 27, 2013
I always did liked the Golf GTI!
Ronnie Morales May 06, 2013
Hope they offer that white in metallic. Non- metallic colors get so dirty easily.
Jacob Burford Feb 28, 2013
Love this car! Looks simple but in an elegant way! It's going to be great to drive too! The reason why this is an amazing car is how there is nothing it can't do!
Phillip B Jong Feb 27, 2013
@Jose: I second that... that thing will be INTENSE.
Matty Michaels Feb 27, 2013
Hmmmmm the rims are a little too snow flakey for me.
Graham Young Feb 27, 2013
It looks great It's like the 911 with the timeless design And I did the Rims ...
Quinn Beaupré Feb 27, 2013
I like it. Similar, but still great
Jon Ashley Feb 27, 2013
yeah, the rims are over-done. other than that, it does look pretty good. Much sharper lines than the mk6. the roofline looks lower, overall, looks more agressive
Jose Hernandez Feb 27, 2013
Is nobody here pumped for the 4motion golf?
Mic Wong Feb 27, 2013
I hope the signature rims will be left exclusively for the performance package.
Brittany Sawyer Feb 27, 2013
the rims look like christmas trees...on a better note, those vents beneath the headlights look great
Ashton Summers Feb 27, 2013
Noah, you'd be less annoyed about FWD once you learn that the engine noise is pumped into the cabin via a speaker on the firewall, otherwise know as the "Soundaktor"
Noah Roberts Feb 27, 2013
@Daniel I've been in one but that doesn't make my opinion invalid
Daniel Eads Feb 27, 2013
Noah, wait, been in one or driven one? Because those are two completely different things.
Cory Deines Feb 27, 2013
The GTI has always been and will always been FWD. The Golf is an economy car, so it will never see a RWD platform. Besides, the GTI handles extremely well as it is.
Patrick Joseph Feb 27, 2013
Rwd and make it unaffordable to more people. Good thinking. Just what the people's car needed.
Noah Roberts Feb 27, 2013
@Daniel I've been in one. I was at a track and I was wondering why it wasn't rwd. It's a fun little car for sure but I think rwd should be an option.
Daniel Eads Feb 27, 2013
Noah, are you just saying that or have you actually driven a GTI? Because if you have then you would know it doesn't need RWD.
Daniel Eads Feb 27, 2013
Last gen's rims were the best and I was thinking that what ever rims that replaced them would not even compare, but I'm glad to see these are continuing in the same theme.
Noah Roberts Feb 27, 2013
I hate fwd. they need to stop joking around and make it rwd
Tyler Wallace Feb 27, 2013
It never does anything for me
Jeremy Kertgate Feb 27, 2013
Rims are overdone. Simple is better. Tone it down a littlr
Nick Schnee Feb 27, 2013
I really dislike the winglet thingies under the headlights. They look cheap and riced out. Last gen was so much nicer...
Stephane Rioux Feb 27, 2013
looks good... like the new rims.
Dave Rain Feb 27, 2013
Looks the same. Meh
Andrew Hossann Feb 27, 2013
I loove that rear window
Petro Maalouf Feb 27, 2013
The best hot hatch on the market as usual and the orthers follow , great car i drove the 1.4 tsi highline two weeks ago its so sweet
Noah Roberts Feb 27, 2013
Yeah. Cosmetically, this car rarely changes. At least recently.
Matt Piccolo Feb 27, 2013
Minus the headlights, it looks the same
Description: Announced initially in European specification, the new GTI will be available in two states of tune: 220 horsepower as standard (which is already 20 more than the model it replaces), or for the first t...
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Cory Deines Feb 27, 2013
Yeah APR stage 1. It's crazy how a big a difference the ECU tune makes. It completely changes the car.
Trey Reilly Feb 27, 2013
My mkv stage 2 gti is my DD and it handles the extra power just fine. Vw neutered the power to keep it in its market segment so it won't cannibalize golf R buyers.
Ashton Summers Feb 27, 2013
@ Cory. APR Stage 1?
Cory Deines Feb 27, 2013
I have a mk6 GTI with 290 lb-ft, no torque steer. The chassis handles the power extremely well.
Danny Scott Feb 27, 2013
Have fun with torque steer...
Shelby Cassandra Feb 27, 2013
Respect the performance, but they are just so godawful ugly that I hate them.
Zachary Sindelar Feb 27, 2013
To underpowered compared to competitors IMO.
Ashton Summers Feb 27, 2013
Putting out similar power numbers (slightly less) as a Stage 1 tune. Hmmm....
Ben Norton Feb 27, 2013
And not everyone wants rwd. I live in a part of Ohio where we usually get a ton of snow, and fwd actually does very well
Tobias Mersinger Feb 27, 2013
Daniel, the Gti is a very good car in terms of quality and economy. No, it's not fast as hell but it's pretty quick for a dd... So plz stop being ignorant.
Daniel Anglevik Feb 27, 2013
Omg what a booooring car. Fwd... Sorry but it is not a car you WANT to have. Whats the deal? Probably a good car but the owners must have No imaginations.
Tyler Wallace Feb 27, 2013
That's it lil changes to the look little changes to the performance
Dylan Bruder Feb 27, 2013
Finally stepped up some good for them
Description: The latest in a line of GTIs that stretches back to 1976, the new model also rides on a lowered sport suspension, has a pair of chromed exhaust tips poking out the back, a more aggressive aero kit, sm...
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Robert Dixon Mar 02, 2013
Finally some good looking rims...
Noah Roberts Feb 27, 2013
That's not a bad idea.
Matt Close Feb 27, 2013
Haha white engine FTW!
Christian De Prisco Feb 27, 2013
Lol....I wish you could choose a red engine
Jacob Burford Feb 28, 2013
Looks modern, and has an upmarket feel to it despite being a golf!
Noah Roberts Feb 28, 2013
I think it looks cool with an Audi like look
Raven Khoury Feb 28, 2013
Finally a modern look..
Marshall Keller Feb 27, 2013
correction: VW started audi, therefore any design is theres to toy with. unlike ford buying aston martin and incorporating their designs into their whole model line. (i think it looks great) thats the difference
Brittany Sawyer Feb 27, 2013
@noah doesnt mean they should incorporate their design
Noah Roberts Feb 27, 2013
@Justin Volkswagen owns audi
Justin Di Nardo Feb 27, 2013
It's very audi-esque
Frederick Perez Feb 27, 2013
I want to see the 4 door
Miko Reginella Feb 27, 2013
I like the current one more
Petro Maalouf Feb 27, 2013
Lovely as usual
Noah Roberts Feb 27, 2013
Nice and clean
Bruce Tumblin Feb 27, 2013
Yea it's nice!
Nicolas Briere Feb 27, 2013
Love the rims
John Patten Feb 27, 2013
Looks good.
Dehong Liu Mar 01, 2013
Something can be afforded
Ray Moreno Feb 28, 2013
lol Kai...mmmm so foooood.
Kai Andrew Carlson Feb 27, 2013
Mmmmm yes I could eat it it looks so good ;)
Joe Talerico Feb 27, 2013
3 fogs on each side??
Nicolas Briere Feb 27, 2013
Looks food
Nick Christensen Feb 28, 2013
Don't like the rear lights
Noah Roberts Feb 27, 2013
I agree
Bruce Tumblin Feb 27, 2013
I can't wait for the 7th generation Golf R!
Jacob Burford Feb 28, 2013
The interior is simple and high quality!
Walter Alexander Thomas Feb 28, 2013
Them pattern in the seats or ugly
Quinn Conner Feb 28, 2013
But you do need traction control off. Sorry you can't turn it off here.
Cory Deines Feb 27, 2013
You don't need RWD for j-turns :D
Noah Roberts Feb 27, 2013
@Ashton I'm only 13. I have a couple more years until I can drive.
Daniel Eads Feb 27, 2013
The tartan seats really grow on you. At first a hated them but I've grown to love them.
Ashton Summers Feb 27, 2013
@Noah. Yank on it and turn the wheel to get it to spin around real fast. Try it, it's fun.
Ethan Amo Feb 27, 2013
There is 2 things from making this interior shot perfect....1, should be a manual, and 2, get rid of that electric parking brake!
Noah Roberts Feb 27, 2013
@Ashton it's fwd so what are what are you going to do with an e brake?
Ashton Summers Feb 27, 2013
I'll just miss the mechanical e-brake. Plaid seats keep it from being too conservative and boring. Think of it as a German attempting a sense of humor.
Tobias Mersinger Feb 27, 2013
The current interior looks better.
Matt Piccolo Feb 27, 2013
Idk about the plaid seats. They look out of place in a car from the 21st century
Kai Andrew Carlson Feb 27, 2013
Plaid seat ftw! Always have like their interiors.
Douglas Goncalves Feb 27, 2013
Looks like a Scotsman forgot his kilt on the seat.
Miko Reginella Feb 27, 2013
I think the new interior looks cheaper than the current gen.
Noah Roberts Feb 27, 2013
@Joe it's not modern at all but this is an old car. Sorta like Porsche when it comes to retro designs. Volkswagen are staying true to their roots
Nicolas Briere Feb 27, 2013
Not crazy about those checkered seats
Petro Maalouf Feb 27, 2013
Am sorry guys but this interior is great if you want you can take leather
Shivash Singh Feb 27, 2013
I agree with joe the seats could be better
Jakub Migalski Feb 27, 2013
The interior is awesome
Joe Talerico Feb 27, 2013
I'm gonna get totally flamed for this, but the only thing I don't like about this car has always been those damn plaid seats. Traditional yes, but has no place in any car built after the 1980's.