Performance vehicles off the lot – part 2

Posted: June 15, 2011 in Automotive, Uncategorized
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2011 Golf GTI

In 2010, Volkswagen (VW) overhauled the GTI, adding fresh changes that included chrome exhaust pipes, angular headlights and an upscale interior that rivals Audi. In fact a well-known on line reviewer, edmonds.com stated, “The VW GTI’s interior is quite simply, the best in its class. It’s so nice, in fact, that it could be mistaken for a cabin from sister company Audi, save for the plaid fabric seats.”

The interior and exterior receive minor updates for 2011. VW also added classier features to the premium packages. Volkswagen hasn’t touched the mechanics because the Volkswagen GTI is one of the best driving sporty hatchbacks on the market. While it might not be perhaps as quick or even nimble as other sport hatchbacks, it does provide an overall superior driving experience. German engineering, after all.

Available with a long list of options as standard equipment such as Bluetooth and satellite radio, the 2011 GTI, starting with a manufacturer’s suggested price of $28,875 however, isn’t best in class performance-wise. But unless consumers plan on drag racing, the GTI is near perfect for driving-enthusiasts. Available with optional 18” alloy wheels and low-profile performance tires, coupled with the ever-reliable 2.0 TSI, 200hp, 6-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic DSG with Tiptronic® and all tied into dual chrome exhaust pipes, this is one serious vehicle for the driver that wants to make a statement; looking cool but being a little eco-minded, too. It is still a turbocharged 4-cylinder.

2011 Volkswagen Golf GTI somewhere near Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

 

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