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2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: VW GTI with performance pack by sternos

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Introduction

We have been driving a 2010 GTI, which is a good car, but wanted the latest version.
There were no 2 door GTIs with the performance pack in SoCal, so we had to special order this car, which made it difficult to get a discount. It took 4 months. But one benefit is that you can specify the summer rubber which is not normally supplied.

Reviewed: 2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI

2dr Hatch turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI Love Letter

There are several important changes from the 2010 GTI. These include increased HP, much better brakes and diff with the performance pack. I strongly recommend the performance pack if you are buying a GTI, its well worth the up charge. The DSG box is reprogrammed and the gear ratios have been dramatically changed in the interest of fuel conservation. The new graphics are also updated and much nicer. There is a usb charging port finally. This car has strong performance and could use Audi's quattro. For what its worth, we are a couple of grandparents in our late 70's, but still like a little fun in our motoring. At least when we can find an open road here in sunny San Diego.

Conclusion

We have no significant negatives on this car, other than the fact that VW doesn't seem too interested in supplying the car with the performance pack, but if you special order, you can get the summer rubber. I think this is a better car than the GolfR when price is taken into account.

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