2009 Volkswagen GTI Drops In On Paris, Brings Two Extra Doors

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We finally have live shots of the pre-revealed 2009 Volkswagen GTI and, not surprisingly, it looks like a 2009 Golf VI with a bit more edge. This time we get to see the two extra doors for the five-door GTI, which looks rather fetching in hot red. The lower, wider air dam and the red trim are clear indicators that this hatch means business. Combined with the wide-spoke wheels this is clearly a GTI. And under the hood?
The new GTI will be carrying over the 2.0-liter turbo four used in the previous generation Edition 30 MK V, which should be good for 207 horsepower and 206 lb-ft of torque. It'll carry any VeeDubbers to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds with a top speed of 149 mph.


Ash78, voting early and often

MkIV were plagued primarily by bad batches of coil packs (a cheap DIY fix, but annoying) and engine sludge—which only came from using non-approved oils.

In other words, VW made the mistake of selling cars to average Americans :D

Not an excuse, but relying 100% on other people to work on your car can get very expensive in the VW world—same as with any other European make. For some reason, people have cognitive dissonance when repair bills for their "people's car" look more like BMW or Mercedes (because the underlying technology, parts, and exchange rate are often very similar).

/rant off