I will never own another VW, nor will anyone in my family or any of my friends! I got rid of it (my Jetta) 2 years ago and I am still being bugged by all my friends about it! Stilletto is right on about the codes - it got so bad at the end that even the dealer said "don't bother clearing the codes - it will just cost you more money and we don't have a clue what is causing it."That makes me feel better about my decision. You won't ever own another VW?
I was considering the SER spec-v, which has very similar specs and price, but it is just so ugly...I couldn't get over how ugly it was
Anyone have experience with the Mini Cooper S? I'm guessing it's in the same price and power bracket. I think they look too gaudy, but my soon to be wife expects me to buy her one lol.
So really the only competitively priced car to consider is the Scion FRS.
Newer VWs do not share all of the same reliability woes as VWs of the past did. They have gotten A LOT better. Mk6 GTIs are very nice cars and can be made quick for relatively cheap. Couple that with the best interior in its class and you really can't go wrong.
Just curious, but what features did the Si you get have that the base GTI didn't? My friend has a base 2012 GTI and it has a lot more features than my base Si has (granted, it is an 07 lol)
For me it was 2 main issues that I have to have with almost any vehicle I buy. It may sound stupid, but the base GTI has no sun roof and no steering wheel controls at all. However it does have heated seats, and other nifty things. The Si also has a way better stereo than the base GTI. The other factor for me was the price. They wanted way more for a base GTI.