2010 GTI Info
The next GTI based on the recently introduced Golf will get more power from the 2.0 Liter turbo.
They are talking about 211hp.
But the fantastic R32 will be replaced by a GTI-R. With an even more powerful version of the 2.0 Liter engine.
Similar to the one used in the Audi TT with 265hp.
I guess those of you looking for a GTI should actually wait. The car will be available in Europe in the spring and should be here by summer.
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Awesome car. I wonder if you’ll be able to get the 211hp 2.0l tsfi engine with a 6 spd dsg in the regular Golf. If so and if the price is right, that would be a great deal. Heck, you would’nt need the GTI then. You could go from regular Golf to GTI R.
Even better news than the 211 hp. is that it will have 258 ft.lbs. and get better mpg than the current 2.0 VW has come a long way in the last 10 or even 5 years making fun to drive quality cars. Even consumer reports now recommend some for reliability (A6)
2008 Cobalt SS has a lot more power, 260hp, almost as much as the R32. Its also a lot less expensive and has had very good reviews. Cobalt SS considered one of the best handling cars out there regardless if its FWD or RWD or AWD.
10:56 I would have to disagree with you. The MSRP might not be as much for a SS, but you forgeting about depreciation. Look on eBay, nobody wants a 5 year old cavalier. VDubs hold there value nicely, also don’t forget about the chick factor. Girls dont like to be seen in chevys, exept for the toothless hicks in the South
I wanted a GTI but vwvortex.com is full of bad news on reliability. AC compressors, electrical problems, squeaks rattles, stuff I have yet to see at 171k in my 98 Prelude. In addition, for 2009 they are cutting the bumper to bumper (not a good sign). Nobody has a positive dealership-VwoA support story either when the problems arise (typical). Also, looking st this new model reminds me of an Impala in the front, but does look smoother than the current model.
The new GTI looks good. Not a barnburner but a very good improvement to the current car. More HP, lots more torque (we buy horsepower but we drive torque) and potentially more reliable motor.
However, I think it may be wishful thinking Vince that the Mk6 GTI will be here by summer next year. Look how long it took the Mk5 GTI to make its way from Europe to the US. A couple years I believe.
What I hear is that VW is considering bringing the GTI to the US very soon after the car comes out in Europe in the spring of 2009.
The regular Golf will be available in Europe before that. End of this year. But would come to the US a year later, at the end of 2009. After the GTI.
So it looks like they don’t want to repeat the 2 or 3 year delay we had with the current generation.