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2010 VW GTI: thoughts?

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Xhorder, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. Xhorder

    Xhorder \m/ VIP Gold

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    It gets great reviews, but if you believe the internet and/or consumer reports, it's a maintenance nightmare.

    Anyone here have any real-life experience with it?

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  2. Bro

    Bro A couple of greasy ferrets VIP Gold

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    Nice pic faggit.
     
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    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire

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    I had two '04 VW R32s. They were supposed to be maintenance nightmares too but I never had any major or persistent issues. You only hear negative reviews because satisfied customers don't take the time to say anything.
     
  4. BrulesRules

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    I've owned 3 Gti's...2010 was the first model year of the MK6. As a general rule I avoid first year models of any car since the usually have a few issues that they work through. How many miles does this car have on it? Is it a manual or DSG gearbox?
     
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    trader!!!!!!!!
     
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    VW bugs are very manly cars
     
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    VW's rarely have big problems like transmissions and that kind of thing they are pretty solid. Most of the things that break are thigns like window regulators or they have coilpacks go bad and throw engine codes. Those Consumer Reports don't differentiate between :quote: problems and not all problems are the same when it comes to cars and money.
     
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    Had a Jetta. Not a lot went wrong with it but everything was twice as expensive to get repaired. I had to order wiper blades online or buy them at the dealership.
     
  9. Gomez

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    I would welcome you with open arms to The Club
     
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    weird, I've always found wiper blades at Autozone like every other car...but you are correct that maintenance is a little more expensive on VS's. Luckily I found a local place that works only on VWs and they seem very fair and I can avoid the dealer.
     
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    Brules knows his shit. Listen to Brules.
     
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    :lo5: :beer:
     
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  13. Xhorder

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    I'm just thinking about it at this point.

    It's a 4-door manual with about 50,000 miles.
    The VW dealer want's $20K for it, which seems a bit high. :dontknow:

    The also have a 09 manual with 85,000 miles in not quite as nice shape. They want $13,500 for that.
     
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    I know, as I've only owned Hondas for the last 20 years.
     
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    20k is way too high! Dealer retail for a 2010 GTi with all the options and 50k miles is around 18k. The base for these cars don't have the xenon headlights or the sunroof and those go for less so that is one way to tell what trim level it is.
     
  17. Billy Brown

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    no
     
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    at least he doesn't have cirrhosis :grad:
     
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    First off, in the spirit of full disclosure I always drove water cooled Dubs before I started work to for Ford.

    That being said, they do indeed need a lot of maintenance in comparison to some other makes.