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Volkswagen Golf GTi (2010)

by Barry Green,reviewed June 2010

More than ever, the latest VW Golf GTi appeals to the head as much as the heart.
This is a near viceless car; one that oozes so much all-round competency that it risks being taken for granted. The addition of an electronic differential lock enhances what was already near class-leading handling and grip.

Peak power of 155 kW arrives a little later than before, but the torque spread (280 Nm) is broader.

There’s a choice of slick a six-speed manual or crackerjack six-speed DSG auto. For everyday function, it does everything that its lesser powered Golf siblings do but, asked to show its hand, the GTi aces the pack.
Volkswagen Golf GTi 2010

For

Performance and all round ability

Against

Very little

Key features

Electronic diff lock, immobiliser, alarm, dual zone climate control, 17-inch alloys, cruise control, sports seats with height and lumbar adjustment, roof spoiler, six-disc CD

Safety

ABS, EBD, BA, TC, ESP, hill start assist

Car Details

Vehicle make Volkswagen
Vehicle model Golf GTi
Vehicle type Sports Under $80,000
Year 2010
Price when new $41,490 (3-door with DSG) MLP
Current price range $ - $
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Engine 2.0-litre, 16-valve, inline 4-cyl. turbo

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This review is based on road testing conducted by The Road Ahead. Further vehicle reviews, in-depth comparisons and coverage of consumer motoring issues can be found in the Club's magazine. Prices listed were current at the time of review and are manufacturers list prices and do not include statutory and delivery charges. Prices can vary from time to time and dealer to dealer.